Just before Christmas of 2017, the Black Hills of South Dakota suffered it’s third largest wildfire ever, burning 54,023 acres of forest and prairie. That’s more than 84 square miles. You probably didn’t hear about it because the massive California fires – which pre-dated this one (and continued long after)… read more >
Posts Tagged ‘Custer State Park’
I have history envy. I doubt that it’s a very widespread malady, though possibly infectious. Therefore, in the public interest I have compiled a list of symptoms to watch for: I often wonder what it would be like to go to work in a historic building situated on a narrow… read more >
Have you ever wondered how the buffalo were saved? Like most such tales, it is actually more than one story, which I’ll get to shortly. Much better known is how they were nearly exterminated, and – alas – far more depressing. As I have cited in more than one Trail… read more >
For many people, myself included, the most joyous words in the English language are “Pitchers and catchers report!” I have been fortunate for many years to spend two weeks in the normally dreary month of March, basking under the Florida sun in as many Major League Spring Training ballparks as I… read more >
There is a category of my business known as “adventure travel”. It evokes images of llama trekking in the Andes, zip-lining across the Amazon, hang-gliding or similar vigorous pursuits which would have made Teddy Roosevelt proud. By this definition, we don’t do adventure travel at Shebby Lee Tours. But –… read more >
“Wagons West!” is more than a catch phrase here at Shebby Lee Tours. At this time of year, we eagerly await the greening of the grass just as our forebears did, and work even harder to make sure everything is in readiness for our own excursions through the great American… read more >
You’ve heard me extol the virtues of Travel Alliance Partners (TAP) in this space before. But I simply can’t overstate the importance of this new business model to the travel industry and the end user alike. When a program sells out two years in a row because of the participation… read more >
Iconic Oregon Trail landmarks are featured on Shebby Lee Tours’ six-night/seven-day itinerary scheduled for June 18-24, 2011. Beginning and ending in Denver, the program includes several Oregon Trail sites along with other attractions in the Old West Trail states of Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.
Direct flights between Rapid City and Dallas begin April 6 and increase options for vacationers coming to the Black Hills of South Dakota.