By | 2018-03-20T19:21:47+00:00 December 12th, 2017|8 Comments

Where I live in south Florida you can always hear the distant humming sound of cars on the freeway no matter where you are. Don’t get me wrong, this sound of whooshing cars relaxes me to no end! I’ve grown up listening to it after all.  But while I love the sounds of home, I have never experienced anything quite like the profound silence I was met with when standing in the valleys of Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Completely free of noise pollution or distractions, I can officially say that I now understand the cliche saying of being “one with nature”.

When you’re surrounded by soaring mountains, valleys and forests, hot springs, geysers and herds of magnificent bison you begin to forget about life’s problems and start realizing how small you actually are in the grand scheme of things. It’s a humbling experience and I think that’s what nature does. It peels back all the built up layers and exposes you in ways you’ve never been.

Turns out it’s true what they say: a walk in nature is medicine for the soul.

And if that’s the sort of thing you’re looking for, search no further!

Yellowstone has all the goodies, at least in the way of nature: mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes,  not to mention the incredibly cool bubbling mud pits, geysers and acidic hot springs (super dangerous, not the relaxing spa hot springs you see on instagram). The parks amazing geothermal activity stems for the massive super volcano beneath it and almost half of the worlds geysers can be found within the park.

If none of this is enough to convince you, here are 26 photos to fuel your wanderlust and inspire you to visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton for your next trip!


This last photo of my brother perfectly describes a Floridians reaction to snow. We got to experience the first snow fall of the season and we had to pull the car over to play in it- I mean, how could we not? when your home state is in a never ending summer, snow feels like something out of a fairytale.

It was definitely one of the highlights of the trip, along with the stunning hike around Jenny Lake in Grand Teton and all the wildlife we saw in Yellowstone, including elk, bison, and bears (oh my!).

Yellowstone and Grand Teton are amazing all year long, but i recommend going in off season (Autumn) to avoid the crowds. When I went there was hardly anyone there, plus I got to enjoy the colorful leaves!


Yellowstone and Grand Teton are two breathtaking national parks, filled with an abundance of natural wonders. No matter where you look you will most likely find yourself gaping around with your jaw on the floor (or maybe that's just me...). But, If your looking for your next trip to be filled with beautiful nature and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then these parks are a must!

Have you been to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, or any other national parks? let me know in the comments below about your experience or any suggestions you have!

Looking for inspiration for your upcoming trip to Yellowstone and Grand teton national park? here are 26 photos to inspire and get you excited for the natural beauty and stunning wildlife these parks have to offer.


  1. Diana Callaghan February 24, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    These photos are stunning. You should try to sell them.

  2. Pam February 24, 2018 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous photos! I love the colors. I dream of visiting these parks and now I’m even more inspired to go!

    • Kristen Bowman February 25, 2018 at 6:54 am - Reply

      I’m so glad they’ve inspired you! These parks are INCREDIBLE- if you ever get the chance to go I definitely recommend it 🙂

  3. Jamie February 25, 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Yellowstone is one of my favorite place – so many things to photograph! Your photos have really captured the beauty of this amazing park!

    • Kristen Bowman February 25, 2018 at 1:34 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Jamie! Yellowstone is one of my favorite places too, the natural beauty and wild life were incredible!

  4. Arliss February 26, 2018 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Well you were definitely right…these pictures did indeed get me craving a trip to both of these places now! Thanks for sharing (and great photography)!

    • Kristen Bowman February 27, 2018 at 6:20 am - Reply

      Thanks so much Arliss! I’m glad they had the effect of I was hoping for 🙂

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