Western USA Travel

Inspiration and tips for Western USA travel.

Lake Tahoe

Two Weeks in Tahoe: My Favorites

We've been in Lake Tahoe a little more than two weeks and we're getting into the groove of the Tahoe Ski Bum lifestyle.
Cadillac Ranch

Notes from the Road: 10 States, 2,172 miles, and 6 GB of Data

My family has just embarked on a road trip across the country. This has been a dream of mine for many years, and so far, it's even better than I expected.
Disney wine & dine half marathon

Destination Running Races Combine Fitness and Travel

My personal motivation to exercise stems mainly from the promise of traveling to a new location. Each year I pick a destination and find a race I can run. While finishing a half marathon feels euphoric, enjoying that race in a beautiful setting, a fun destination, or with the promise of a really excellent bonus at the finish line, makes it all the more worthwhile.
Ski-in ski-out Starbucks at Squaw Valley resort

Thankful for Marriage, Challenge, and Skiing at Squaw Valley

I was terrified, even though my husband assured me I’d skied more challenging terrain before and would make it down from the precipice of Squaw Valley's Siberia Bowl in Lake Tahoe, Calif. That was nearly 20 years ago, and such has been our skiing relationship ever since. Our blissful honeymoon in Lake Tahoe was followed by season after season with him challenging me on the slopes, and me fighting it.
Copper Mountain

Where, Why, and How to Ski With Your Family This Season

It's finally (finally!) feeling like autumn here in the northeast, and winter vacation planning is in full swing. If you need any incentive to plan a ski vacation with your family this winter, consider the advice of the experienced Back to Ski team, and check out these posts.
Sitting on a steer in Forth Worth

My Latest Travels

The past few months have been a whirlwind of travel for me and my family. Colorado, Texas, Pennsylvania and Maryland were just some of the states I covered!
Tim, tour guide at Good Times Adventures

Dog Sledding in Breckenridge

We headed out to the sledding trail. The dogs were barking excitedly, almost leaping - chomping at the bit to get a move on. They seemed like a bunch of little kids whose parents told them they have to wait 30 minutes after eating to swim. I could see these beautiful Siberian Huskies couldn't wait to go.
Black Tie Ski Van

Making Family Skiing Easier with Ski Rental Delivery

Black Tie Ski Rental arrived at our vacation home in a van stocked with ski equipment of various sizes and brands. They spent time with each person in our group (a total of 11 people) to make sure everyone got the right fit. But I wasn't waiting around in any lines. I gave them my boot to be fitted to the rental ski bindings, then I was off to finish my chicken pot pie.