The ’96 Hour Sale’ on big-time skiing (and Jamaica) vacations—now with 48 hours to go

Vail

The weather may be warming, but fortunately ski season is still in full swing out west, where the snow continues to fall generously on its famously world-class terrain. Even more fortunately, a collection of the regions’s finest resorts—including Vail, Beaver Creek and Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly—is making one last ski weekend out west a little easier […]

Liftopia offering its biggest ever pre-season sale on ski and snowboard lift tickets across the country

Liftopia

Liftopia, the single largest retailer of lift tickets and mountain activities online (and on mobile), is getting things revved up for ski season with their Red Hot End of Summer Sale—their biggest ever. A staggering 67,000+ deals are available at 70 ski resorts, and tickets are as much as 81% off (which works out to […]

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 […]

Free Entrance to all National Parks on September 29

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The United States is home to 600 million acres of public land, some of which are the most vast and diverse spaces in the world. In honor of America’s open space, all 397 national parks will offer free entrance on Saturday, September 29 for National Public Lands Day.  The 19th annual event is an effort by the National Park […]

My Trip To Colorado For TBEX 2012

Keystone Colorado TBEX 2012

Howdy! I’m just back from four glorious nights in Colorado. The highlight was attending the fourth annual TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange) conference in Keystone. This was my fourth time speaking at TBEX and it’s safe to say this was by far the biggest and best. Here’s a play by play of my trip: Denver for […]

Idaho Springs, Colorado

Gold Mine

Denver to Keystone The trip from Denver to Keystone is 90 miles and we hitched a ride with our friend Mia who does PR for Liftopia.com. The drive on I-70 is scenic and there were never any parts of the drive with big drops so it’s not scary in the least. Since we were drinking […]

Expedia’s “How the West was Fun” Party

A real cowboy

The following night of the TBEX Conference, Expedia and the Colorado Tourism Office (who sponsored the booze) didn’t disappoint with their “How the West was Fun” party.

Vail Resorts TBEX 2012 Welcome Party

Arriving to River Run

The conference kicked off in style with the “Taste of Vail Resorts TBEX 2012 Welcome Party.” To get to the party at The Outpost (on top of Dercum Mountain which is at 11,444 feet above sea level) required not one but two gondola rides. I wasn’t too excited about this since I’m afraid of heights. […]