By Michelle Jenkins
Director, The Sycamore Tree Catholic Retreat Center, Swan Lake, MT 

Vacation rovings ... and the search for real life



August 4, 2022

It’s mid-summer and peak vacation time in the scenic and majestic Seeley-Swan Valley. Every summer there’s a mass migration of visitors and adventurers on the highway, on the trails and in the local shops. Even when gas prices are high and lodging costs exorbitant, people are vacationing across the land. And why, one might wonder, is that?

Certainly, relief from COVID travel restraints is part of it. But it’s not new, the yearning to travel, to break away from routine, to be free and spontaneous, to discover new places, people, things and to be creative.

Perhaps this yearning is a de...

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