Exploding Numbers! Thanks to YOU!
Thanks to you, our readership and viewers have skyrocketed! We began at 0, in all respects, just a few years back. Now, our numbers for social media and website interaction are in the thousands!
On average, people view our website nearly 9,000 times a month. Our Beautiful Badlands ND social media sites average more than 67,000 impressions a month!
Facebook alone reaches an average of more than 74,000 views per month.
Our videos on YouTube and Facebook reach nearly 47,000 a month.
So to you, a HUGE thank you!
Our Numbers and Explorations are Booming!
Beautiful Badlands ND began because we have a passion for western North Dakota and eastern Montana. We find the landscapes, people, culture, and history are second to none in the world, yet overlooked by most travelers. We are on a mission to let people know what they are missing!
Explore, Adventure, Photograph, Write!
Our goal is to spend quality time in western North Dakota and eastern Montana, to get to know it even better, and to pass along our passion as it deepens.
We built and maintain this website, www.beautifulbadlandsnd.com. It is a constant ‘work in progress’, growing and improving as our knowledge and abilities expand.
As we spend more and more time in this area we love, it becomes more and more apparent that the very best attribute of the area is its people. They are hospitable and caring, intelligent and hard working! We’ve made great friends, like you!
We Look Forward to More!
There’s more to come. Stories we plan to tell include:
- The rancher, bounty hunter who carved a road through the Badlands that today is Highway 85.
- A “healing place” of a heartbroken Easterner who went on to become President.
- All that delicious foods found in Belfield, Fairfield, Watford City and Williston.
We look forward to more explorations and adventures in the Beautiful Badlands and Grasslands of western North Dakota and eastern Montana! As we meet more people and learn more about the area, we know our reach will continue to increase. More and more, the world learns about the Beauty of these Badlands areas. Thanks to you!
We’d love to learn about your adventures, explorations, and history in the Beautiful Badlands and Grasslands of western North Dakota and eastern Montana. We welcome your posts or messages on our Facebook page, or feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Got a story of one of your adventures? We’d love to see it.
Thank You! Mary and Mike, Beautiful Badlands ND
It’s just us. No one funds our travels or directs our efforts. We are self-supporting, and that’s part of who we are. Raised as Midwest farm kids, we are used to seeing work to be done, and then getting it done. We love to explore and adventure, to immerse ourselves in the stories of western North Dakota and eastern Montana.
I’m Mike. By training, trade and talent, I’m a communicator, a career writer, storyteller and journalist from Iowa who moved to North Dakota in 1981. That year I went on my first adventure in the Badlands for the TV station where I worked – a rattlesnake hunt. Then, for several summers, I rode with teens from across the world on horseback trails in the Little Missouri State Park. In 2010, I started my first blog of Western North Dakota that still is out there somewhere, but my efforts morphed to become Beautiful Badlands ND.
I’m Mary. Others say I am a people-oriented, award-winning photographer, and a hardworking farm girl from the Red River Valley. Mike says that I apply “delicate charms” to the images I shoot, the events I post, and the food I write about. I love to connect with movers and shakers, the brains and energy of community groups in the Badlands.
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