Escape LA: Red Rock Canyon and Trona Pinnacles

Like an another planet: Trona Pinnacles, outside LA

More Escape LA, from Melissa Curtin: 48 hours in Ojai, California With gas prices so low, now is the time to take an LA road trip. If you find yourself needing an escape from the craziness of La-La Land, hop in your car, drive a few hours and spend the day hiking in Red Rock Canyon. […]

Escape LA: 48 hours in Ojai, California

View from Meditation Mount

More Escape LA, from Melissa Curtin: Red Rock Canyon and Trona Pinnacles Just an hour away from the City of Angels lies an oasis so not like Los Angeles that, as an Angelino, it only makes sense to head there often for some peace, and to breathe the fresh air deep into your lungs. Ojai, just 12 […]

New York’s Finger Lakes, Part 1 — Seneca Lake and Watkins Glen

Georgie Jet and Farm Sanctuary's "Thunder"

This is part 1 of Georgie Jet’s three-part series on New York’s Finger Lakes. Check out part 2 and part 3 for the rest of the adventure. Watkins Glen is a charming town situated at the southern tip of Seneca Lake—the deepest of the 11 Finger Lakes at 600 feet. It’s well known for its racetrack, and is […]

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 […]

Travel App of the Week: AllTrails

AllTrails

Do you love to go hiking in the woods when you travel? If so, you’ll love the free AllTrails app for iPhone and Android as it has 50,000+ trail guides spread across the U.S. and Canada. Over 1.5 million people use it, and so it’s easy to find trails near you for all different fitness levels—all with reviews from other users. […]

Fort Lauderdale: Miami’s Fun Aunt

View from B Ocean Fort Lauderdale

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale Views, views and more views. The B Ocean Fort Lauderdale is aimed at large parties and families at a reasonable cost, but it doesn’t feel like it. The hip interior, well-appointed clean rooms and beachside location are ideal for couples, girls/guys getaways and families. Not only does it saddle up to miles […]

Top 10 Reasons to go on a Backroads Trip – Enhance Your Life With Active Travel

Our group walked over The Golden Gate Bridge and back to our hotel - Cavallo Point Lodge (Photo credit: Melissa Curtin)

Recently, I went on a weeklong journey with Backroads, the world’s #1 active travel company. Their California Winter Fit Multisport Trip took our small group from the snowy mountains of Tahoe (Sugar Bowl Ski Resort) to the wine country of Sonoma to the idyllic marina town of Sausalito ending our adventure in sensational San Francisco. […]

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 […]