Above: A herd of grazing bison in Grand Teton National Park

Since African safaris rank close to the top of my list of favorite travel experiences, I couldn’t resist trying out a “safari” in Grand Teton National Park. Through the concierge of the Hotel Jackson, I booked us a half-day excursion withJackson Hole Wildlife Safaris, which also offers full-day and multiday itineraries in both the Tetons and Yellowstone. I was tempted to reserve a private trip, but the concierge pointed out that the shared vehicle’s capacity of eight people was unlikely to be reached. And indeed, we were joined by just one other couple on our five-hour tour.

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Above: A herd of grazing bison in Grand Teton National Park

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