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Tips for Winter Family Travel to Beaver Creek, Colorado
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One of my favorite places in the Rockies is Beaver Creek, Colorado. Beaver Creek is my home away from home in many ways. My family has owned a condo there since the resort was just beginning back in the 1980s. This charming ski town close to Vail offers many of the same activities as Vail just… Continue reading

Bucket List Adventure! Hike From Crested Butte to Aspen in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains
Hiking Crested Butte to Aspen

Colorado is one of my favorite places on earth, and hiking is tops on my list of activities to do there. I never get tired of the endless 360-degree mountain vistas filled with evergreens, mountain streams, aspen and wildflowers. While visiting there one summer, I learned of this amazing opportunity to hike from Crested Butte to… Continue reading

Why Colorado Springs is an Adventurous Family’s Dream Vacation

If you’re looking for a family-friendly destination that is not just warm, but filled with opportunities to stay active and seek out adventure, consider Colorado Springs. There’s a reason why Olympic athletes train in this city, which is often touted as one of the healthiest U.S. cities. With mild temperatures year-round and low humidity (even… Continue reading

Epic Alpine Coasters to Ride in Fall

You’ve heard of roller coasters, of course, but alpine coasters? These are fun gravity-propelled coasters that take you down a mountain in individually-controlled cars. They are no hair-raising roller coaster, but they are tons of fun and offer awesome mountain views. We’ve ridden several as a family and they are a great option for all… Continue reading

Free Trip No. 5 Flying on Southwest: Colorado

Colorado was trip No. 5 of 6 that we my family will have taken within a year, flying all four of us for less than $100 per flight on Southwest Airlines thanks to the amazing Southwest Companion Pass and resulting 110,000+ points earned. Technically, the only direct out-of-pocket flying costs for this trip were the $5.60 per way mandatory government… Continue reading

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