Breckenridge Resort Opening Day 2019

Time flies when you’re having fun and for those of us in Colorado, it’s hard to believe that ski season has officially arrived. The beginning of fall in the high country had an unusual start with snow storm upon snow storm blanketing the Rocky Mountains shortly after an unseasonably warm summer. Keystone and Breckenridge Resort

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Merging My Two Cultures: Celebrating Halloween and All Souls Day in the Philippines

Today is bittersweet for me, as I sit inside my cozy home looking out at the mountains and the snow covered roads. We had a wonderful Halloween last night. A stroll through the heated streets of Vail Village, collecting treats from beautiful shops and hotels. I love where I live and this beautiful community we

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Reno Air Races: A Family-Friendly, Must-See Event for Every Aviation Enthusiast

From the time my child was an infant, he was fascinated by airplanes. Before he could walk or talk, my husband and I would take him for a daily stroll around Tempe Town Lake in Arizona. We chose this man-made lake for our daily walks because it was close to our apartment and close to

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Ski Season in October: Keystone Resort’s Earliest Opening Day in Over 20 Years

With the unseasonably warm summer we had here in the high country, the thought of ski season seemed so far away. Every year that passes, the seasons consume me and it becomes hard to imagine the mountains filled with snow and vice versa. This year, our last day snowboarding for the 2018-2019 season was June

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A Girls Weekend in Portland: The highlights (and lowlights) of our trip to PDX

It wasn’t until recently that I discovered the many gems of Oregon. This beautiful, rainy state has always had a part of my heart. For many years of my childhood, I was raised in Oregon and many of my family members still call the Pacific Northwest home. And although I moved on, spending my teens

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Feeling Good on the Inside and Looking Good on the Outside: How 2 Products Changed My Health Habits

September started with a feeling of optimism and determination to get my life back on track. If you didn’t read my previous post, I ultimately was tired of the bad habits I had accumulated over the past couple of years. I was tired of my addiction to social media, I was tired of my anxiety,

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Airbnb/VRBO Etiquette: 5 Things Awesome Guests Take Into Consideration (From a Host’s Perspective)

I have always felt that until you work in the service industry, you will never have full compassion and empathy for those who serve you while you are on vacation. When I decided to join my husband in the world of hospitality, it was a very exciting leap for me. Over the years, I watched him

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A Detox of Bad Habits: My September challenge to minimize time and health suckers (social media, Netflix, and everything in between)

I’ve realized in the past year that in order to reach my full potential, I desperately needed to focus on self-development. Since returning to “normal” life after a year of full-time travel, I decided to start my own business, focus on writing, and homeschool my son which meant completely giving up my career in Social

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My First KOA Experience: Is this really camping?

Last month, we were invited on a camping trip to Gunnison where the plans consisted of boating on Blue Mesa Reservoir and a wildflower hike in Crested Butte. Without hesitation, we gladly accepted. We had been dying to see the wildflower bloom in Crested Butte plus Riley was super excited to camp with one of his

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Champagne Meets Cowboy Boots at the Beaver Creek Rodeo

After three years of living in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, I have learned that no matter what the season is, there is always something to do. We keep ourselves occupied in the winter with skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, or whatever else we can think of that is fun in the snow. And when summer

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