Category: travel

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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Hotel Mishaps and Mountain Closures: How We Almost Ruined Our Trip to Lake Tahoe

For the past two years, we have visited Lake Tahoe for a spring ski trip in April. As much as we love Tahoe and Heavenly Resort, both years were not as memorable as our other ski trips. Looking back, there are several things we would do differently to make our experience more epic. Hopefully, we’ll

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Danao Sea of Clouds: A Sweaty Hike to Beautiful Views

Around the second week of our trip to the Philippines, we were desperate for some exercise and adventure. As an active family, it was hard for us to lie around on the beach all day and do nothing (I know, poor us!) I shared my need for exercise to a family friend who excitedly exclaimed,

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How to Prepare for a Day on the Mountain: Tips for Beginner Skiers and Snowboarders

There are only a few days left in the Colorado ski season so whether you plan on visiting the mountain this season for warm spring skiing or are planning a trip for next winter, you need to know how to be prepared. The best way to ruin your ski vacation is to find yourself completely

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Cheap All-Inclusive Cancun: You Get What You Pay For!

I always pride myself on being a budget traveler. I love when people ask me for tips and tricks on booking cheap flights and hotels, and the level of excitement I feel when I’ve saved hundreds of dollars is often indescribable. Actually, it’s a bit addicting. Prior to Cancun, I had never been to Mexico

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Don’t get stranded in Cuba! 8 tips for Americans to help your Cuban vacation go smoothly.

There are a few obstacles for Americans when visiting Cuba. Once you arrive and plant your feet on Cuban soil, you’ll realize foreigners from other countries are having a different experience from you. Not to worry! It’s like a special club where you’ll bond with the few Americans you run into and laugh about the

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Visiting Cuba: tickets, medical insurance, and visas.

As an American, Cuba has always been a fascinating place, a forbidden land of mystery. When the travel ban was lifted, our curiosity got the best of us, so we decided on Cuba for our first international trip as a family. Prior to our trip, I googled information, read several blogs on tourism in Cuba,

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Slab City

                                                                  “God is Love” A beautiful message spread over Salvation Mountain that welcomes visitors to the famous yet unbelievable Slab City. This off grid city that resembles a post-apocalyptic movie was first introduced to us on our second day on the road. We met a young couple at a rest stop in Utah who told us

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GoodBelly Probiotic Juice

Three years ago, my family and I went through a major transformation with our diet. I was a steak eating, milk drinking, I love to eat anything with a face kind of girl until my health started to deteriorate. It was hard for me to understand why I felt so lousy when I exercised pretty

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Redwood National Park

I’ve mentioned several times on this trip how the feeling of insignificance constantly emerges whenever we go sightseeing. I can still say that the most intense feeling of insignificance was definitely during our trip to see the Redwoods in northern California. Standing at the foot of these trees and looking up a couple hundred feet

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