Category: travel

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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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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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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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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