Summer in Deer Valley, Utah, at the St. Regis

Fly fishing with Jan's Experts

Spending a long summer weekend in Deer Valley, Utah at the St. Regis Deer Valley is a breath of fresh air. Literally! The altitude of 7452′ (also the name of their Bloody Mary!) guarantees the freshest air where the Uinta and Wasatch converge. The 181-room hotel looks like a modern castle nestled in the mountainous […]

15 notes on El Salvador, where life grows free and green

San Salvador from El Boquerón

My first night in El Salvador, at a locally inspired hotel dinner, I lost my notebook. Long-hand musings, names, numbers, bars/cafes to check out in Berlin and Brooklyn and Phnom Penh—all gone, just like that. Had the hotel pupusas really been that good? Had I freely traded in my wherewithal for a finite plate of rich-bean-and-melty-quesillo-filled […]

Orcas and Eagles and Bears – Oh My! An Adventure on North Vancouver Island

Wild Grizzly Bears in Glendale Cove, British Columbia

Photos by Christy Woodrow of OrdinaryTraveler.com. When I think of Vancouver, I think of the vibrant, cosmopolitan city, filled with amazing restaurants, an incredible art scene, and the ever-so-fun Granville Public Market. When I think of Vancouver Island, I immediately think of Victoria, the charming city on the water. But after a visit to Telegraph Cove […]

Video of the Week: World’s Largest Rope Swing

World's Largest Rope Swing

This video was uploaded to YouTube over a year ago but it’s garnered over 20 million views. It’s of a 140-foot-high rope swing in Southeastern Utah at Corona Arch. Unfortunately, the towering geological feature has recently claimed the life of a 22-year-old thrill seeker who died while trying to swing from it and we hope […]

Fourteen things to do in Haunted Colorado

Iconic Stanley Hotel

October is here and so is Halloween when some people believe the “spirits” are more accessible. I visited Colorado and found 14 things to do in Haunted Colorado: 1. Visit, and, if you are brave enough, stay in Onaledge Bed and Breakfast  in Manitou Springs, home of 26 hot springs and known as the hippy […]

Summertime Family Fun In Whistler

On the way to Whistler

The best thing you can do while planning a Whistler visit is to give yourself plenty of time there.  We barely scratched the surface on summer family activities in the area — which made for tough decision making. The choices of fun seem endless:  biking, hiking, ziplining, eating, art, shopping, swimming, culture, music and much more. […]

Summertime Family Fun In Whistler – Explore!

Blackcomb Family Adventure Zone

Luxurious Accommodation with a Family Fun Park The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is ideally located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and within short walking distance to the retail and restaurant filled Whistler Village.  It is a reflection of the “something for everyone” feel of Whistler itself and even has the Blackcomb Family Adventure Zone off […]

Guzwald Family Vacation: Frankfort, Michigan.

Mich Arcadia Bluffs chairs

While I would say that I am fairly well-traveled, given I have been to over 50 countries to date, there is something about the joy of discovering an unknown place or finding something new in a familiar place. My addiction to travel is two-fold: 1)   I like to avoid my feelings and what better place […]