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9 Amazing Adventures in Canon City and Colorado Springs for Families

If you’re looking for adventurous family travel, look no further than Colorado’s Pikes Peak Region. A vacation here will help your family members connect with nature and with each other in unexpected ways. You won’t want to miss these nine amazing adventures in Canon City and Colorado Springs for families. 1. White Water Rafting Challenge […]

Vail in Summer ~ 14 Things to Do Off-Season at America’s Biggest Ski Resort

Vail in summer overflows with fantastic off-season activities. While serious ski and boarding bunnies can’t swoosh through snow down the mountains, there’s still plenty of activities get your heart-pumping. Plus, Vail’s Colorado mountain beauty is undeniable year-round. If you’re looking for a gorgeous setting, delicious food and lots of outdoor fun, you need to check out these 14 fantastic […]

Why & How to Plan a Family Reunion Vacation

Sometimes family is spread out across the country (or the world), making it difficult to get your whole clan together in one spot. This is where a multigenerational trip comes in. But where to begin? Here are my seven tips to help you plan a family reunion vacation that you’ll always remember. 1. Start early and choose dates first. […]

Reasons to Visit Keystone Ski Resort in Summer

Keystone Ski Resort in SUMMER? Yes! When I suggested families head to ski resorts in summer for outdoor activities during a radio interview, the DJ scoffed, “What in the world is there to do at a ski resort without any snow?” Plenty, that’s what! Last summer, along with 12 other family members spanning three generations, I embarked […]

Crazy Fun in Denver with Kids

Want to have a crazy good time in Denver with kids? Here’s what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in Colorado’s Mile High City for a vacation your family will always remember. Crazy Fun Amusements – Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, the only downtown amusement/water park […]

Keystone Wagon Ride Dinner – Way More Than a Meal

I didn’t think the Keystone Wagon Ride Dinner in Keystone, Colorado could possibly live up to my high expectations. My family had gone on the Keystone Sleigh Ride Dinner one winter and I thought there was no way the summertime version could compare to the magical, snowy experience I’d had a few years prior. Boy, was I wrong. […]

A Frightfully Fun Hotel Stay at Nightmare on Curtis Street

After a while, Halloween memories start to blur together. Dress up, trick-or-treat, gorge on candy. Lather, rinse, repeat. But last weekend, my family experienced a Halloween event we will never forget. We attended the Nightmare on Curtis Street at the Curtis – A DoubleTree by Hilton. Each year during the month of October, the Curtis Hotel in […]

Glamping at the Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley in Colorado

I am often torn between two worlds when my family stays at Colorado’s ultimate luxury resort, the Broadmoor. I love to be pampered but I’m also an outdoor lover; those worlds just don’t often mix. Until now. Set on 15 acres deep in Pike National Forest, the Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley offers glamping at its finest. […]

Best Day Trip from Denver – Peaks and Pies in Colorado’s Backcountry

As a family travel writer I am often asked by visitors to my adopted home state of Colorado, “If you were new to Denver and had just one day to see the nearby backcountry, what would you do?” Here are two Denver day trip options to tempt nature lovers who love a good slice of […]

Colorado’s Best-kept Secret: Chautauqua in Boulder

I have extensively traveled throughout Colorado since moving here 10 years ago—from soaring the state’s 14,000-foot peaks to its gleaming lakes. Through it all, one of my favorite destinations is just 20 minutes from my house: Chautauqua. Discovering Chautauqua Located at the base of the Flatiron mountains in Boulder, this National Historic Landmark has charming […]

YMCA of the Rockies: Colorado’s Most Affordable and Fun Vacation

If there is an affordable, fun family vacation in Colorado that rivals YMCA of the Rockies, I’d like to know about it. Since I moved to Colorado 10 years ago, we have had a family reunion and multiple trips to both of the YMCA of the Rockies’ locations. YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park location […]

Kidtopia: Why Colorado’s Keystone Resort Is for Kids

A lot of Colorado’s ski resorts do a great job catering to kids but Keystone Resort has upped the snow-coated ante by creating Kidtopia, a multi-weekend festival for the little ones. Group that with the Kidtopia Snow Fort’s climbable tunnels and turrets and a five-acre mountain lake for skating…and you have a ton of wintry family fun. Why Keystone […]

Why to Ski Colorado with Kids this Winter

Ski Colorado, and you’re skiing the best. It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Colorado, and with world-class destinations in my backyard, there are plenty of reasons for this Outdoorsy Travel Mama to rejoice. Many years ago, my first real job was in PR for Utah’s ski industry. I had the opportunity to ski […]