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Kayaking on Lake Tahoe.

Planning a California Vacation: You Can Do It All!

Planning a California vacation can mean so many things. From Disneyland to Hollywood and camping to skiing, you can do it all.
The Hills Hotel in Southern California is ideally located between LA and San Diego.

Review of The Hills Hotel in Southern California

If you're planning a vacation that involves seeing some different sites around southern California, The Hills Hotel fits the bill and is easy on the wallet.
Spring skiing at Squaw Valley, CA. Spring skiing capital!

Squaw Valley is the Spring Skiing Capital

The snow gods buried Squaw Valley in 60+ feet this winter! For the first time ever, the Spring Skiing Capital of Squaw Valley will be open after July 4th!
Crepes a la Cart in Breckenridge, CO

Where to Eat in Breckenridge, Colorado

Take a stroll downtown and you'll find no shortage of places to eat in Breckenridge, Colorado. Winter or summer, this mountain town is full of fun, family-friendly, fabulous restaurants. Here are 7 you should try.
Amazing view on the Homeward Bound trail at Deer Valley Ski Resort in Utah.

Why Deer Valley Ski Resort is Like Disney on Snow

When my family visited Deer Valley Ski Resort in Park City, Utah, we called it “The Happiest Place on Snow.”
The High Camp and Gold Coast areas at Squaw Valley offer amazing views and terrain perfect for advancing beginner skiers.

Going Green: 4 Awesome Slopes in Tahoe to Challenge Beginner Skiers

Armed with these recommendations and a classic Tahoe bluebird day, your beginner skiers will leave with warm, fuzzy feelings about the sport and be begging to get back out again.
Gorgeous view and fantastic skiing await you at Keystone, Colo.

17 Reasons to Ski With Your Family at Keystone, Colorado

Keystone Resort, just 75 miles from Denver, is the ultimate family resort destination and has long been the place where kids rule! Kids 12...
Spring skiing deals in Western US

Spring Skiing Deals at Western US Ski Resorts

Spring skiing will be epic this year with all the powder El Nino has been dumping! Here are spring specials & events at four of my favorite ski resorts.
Steamboat Grand, Steamboat Springs, CO

Steamboat Grand Makes Family Ski Trips Effortless

Planning a vacation to Steamboat Springs, Colorado? Check out the Steamboat Grand for your lodging. If you're skiing with kids, they make every aspect of your stay effortless.
Ice Castles in Midway, Utah

Winter Magic at Ice Castles

Ice Castles, a giant installation of ice mountains, caves and slides, offers families a magical way to get out and enjoy winter.
The quirky Shooting Star Saloon - Utah's oldest bar.

Burgers and Beer at Utah’s Oldest Bar – The Shooting Star Saloon

The Shooting Star Saloon in Huntsville, Utah, is the oldest continuously operating bar in the state, and a quirky stop to enjoy a delicious burger and a cold beer.
Snowcat skiing adventure at Powder Mountain, Utah

When Adventure Goes Awry

Taking a snowcat up to the top of Cobabe Canyon at Powder Mountain, Utah, I knew I'd be able to handle the terrain, even if it wasn't a graceful run. And it definitely was not.
Top reasons to ski at Powder Mountain, Utah.

Why You Should Be Skiing at Powder Mountain Resort in Utah

Despite the tasty food, the 500+ inches of superior snow annually, the vast, inviting terrain and complete absence of lift lines, Powder Mountain is not on a lot of people's radar. And the regulars like it that way.
Jeffrey's Steakhouse in Moab, Utah

Ghostly Goodness: Jeffrey’s Steakhouse in Moab, Utah

When visiting Moab, Utah, near Arches National Park, Jeffrey's Steakhouse offers premium American Wagyu beef, fantastic service, and ghostly tales.
Exploring Arizona's Meteor Crater

Arizona’s Amazing Meteor Crater and Nearby Flagstaff

Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona, is the world’s best-preserved meteor impact site. It’s quite an impressive sight when you walk out to the rim of the crater.