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We don't know about you, but travel always makes us want to write long juicy letters to everyone we know. Maybe it's bragging rights, maybe it's a burst of poetic inspiration from seeing the Taj Mahal, but one way or another, suitcases and sunsets in strange places turn us into letter-writing fools. So, if it turns out you're the same way....be sure to include us in your list of people you just have to drop a line to. Don't worry, you will make us jealous...but hopefully we'll also be inspired by your adventures.

Want to see what other Savvy visitors have to say? Read our letters of the week, and be sure to tell us what you think. We'd love to hear from you!

September 14, 2001

Waterton Lakes: Park Perfection Across the Border

Dear Savvy Traveler,

Recently, we took a trip to Montana to spend a week at Glacier National Park. Our reservation got bumped, and since it was peak season, it was hard to find alternative accommodations. The lodge where we had planned to stay couldn't squeeze us in until midweek - leaving us with three days to kill.

We decided to go to Waterton Lakes National park - the Canadian park that abuts Glacier. What a delight! The wildlife is even more plentiful there than across the border at Glacier, and we had no trouble finding accommodations. (We stayed at Waterton Lakes Lodge, which was terrific.) Another plus of Waterton: a great exchange rate.

So what did we end up doing? We rafted for an entire afternoon for $15. We ate at the lovely Prince of Wales Lodge and reveled in the elk wandering through town. We saw bears on the trails and prairie dogs popping up everywhere in the campground.

If you enjoy hiking and the outdoors but not necessarily camping, this is a great place. Oh yes, we did make it back to Montana and had a nice time there as well. You know what they say: When life hands you lemons...


Savvy Traveler Note:

For more information on Waterton Lakes National Park, click over to:


And for info on our very own Glacier National Park, check out:



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