2014 A Year in Travel

Happy New Year everyone! Wow! What a delicious year it’s been. I’ve zig zagged the globe and had the opportunity to meet the most amazing people, taste the most fabulous food & drink and blog about all of it…..what that means is I get to bring you internationally inspired content! Woo hoo! 2014 A Year in Travel | As most of you have likely noticed I have an insatiable wanderlust personality. I travel at least 1X per month (near & far from home.) These journeys have become a huge part of my blog. Have you taken note of my sites name change? We are in the works to make this blog bigger & better than ever. is now more aptly named This gives me the freedom to post all the things you’ve come to know & love, but with a more unrestrained freedom. Let’s look back on some fun trips together…. Telluride, Colorado | #1 Ski Resort in North America/Canada |

My home. Telluride, Colorado

January I had just returned from an annual trip to Grand Cayman, so I stayed pretty close to home. By the way, did I mention that my home town of Telluride, CO is pretty much the best travel destination ever? Basically my home town rivals any trips I’ve ever taken. It’s been rated reader’s choice #1 Ski Resort on North America the past few years in Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Lots to love & always hard to leave! Telluride, Colorado | #1 Ski Resort in North America/Canada |

Fall in Telluride, CO & my pup Moose

Telluride, Colorado | #1 Ski Resort in North America/Canada |

Telluride, CO. A heavenly winter’s day!

So where else did kick off the year? I left my ski resort to visit more Colorado ski resorts….Beaver Creek & Vail. I had many assignments & events with Vail Resorts over the year, which too me up to Summit County many, many times. Quail Buffalo Drumsticks |

Buffalo Quail Drumsticks at The Osprey, Beaver Creek

The Osprey at Beaver Creek | Colorado Travel |

Best lift location. Right outside The Osprey hotel!

Stella Artois | Beaver Creek, CO |

Beaver Creek Food & Wine Weekend

Photography assignment for Arrabelle Hotel in Vail, Colorado | MarlaMeridith

Arrabelle, Vail. A photography assignment.

Baklava French Toast at The Lodge at Vail |

Baklava French Toast. The Lodge at Vail. A photography assignment.


As you can see, I logged lots of ski days and plenty of fine food & drink!


Savor the Slopes, Keystone, CO


Each year my goal is to visit Switzerland. This year Zermatt was my choice, home of the Matterhorn. It was truly amazing!!

Zermatt, Switzerland |

Hotel Matthiol | Zermatt, Switzerland |

Zermatt, Switzerland

A perfect view of the Swiss Matterhorn from Chez Vrony, in Zermatt, Switzerland |

Breathtaking views at my favorite restaurant Chez Vrony!


Back in the USA! A family ski trip to Beaver Creek…we skied, swam, played, roasted s’mores & ate lots of great food!

Beaver Creek Loves Kids!

Spring Break in Beaver Creek

S'mores at the Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek, CO |

Ahhhhhh smore’s!


Taste of Vail | Debut of Rosé


May is a relatively quiet month. In Telluride it’s shoulder season, a time when we re-group & charge up for a super busy spring & summer. At the end of May is my all time favorite film festival…

Mountain Film in Telluride, CO |

Mountain Film, Telluride, CO


Oh June! A delightful time to travel with blossoms & bluebird skies everywhere….Chef David Burton Sanchez & I teamed up at the Snowmass Mammoth Fest Chili Cook-Off. We took first place People’s Choice!

Marla Meridith & Chef David Burton Sanchez | Snowmass Chili Cook-Off |

Snowmass Mammoth Fest |

Snowmass Mammoth Festival Goers

I LOVE this Snowmass Barn |MarlaMeridith

The weekend after that I was off to Aspen!

Aspen Food & Wine |

with Tom Colicchio

Aspen Food & Wine with Curtis Stone |

with Curtis Stone

Patron Jalisco Mule | Featured at Aspen Food & Wine Classic |

I was on assignment as a Patron photographer

Then a weekend trip to Durango, CO….

Durango Blues Train | Stunning Colorado views, Booze & Great Music |

Blues Train | Durango, Colorado


There’s no need to leave my home town for July 4th. Our celebration is gorgeous & so patriotic! I scope out our spot at 5am, marking it with tarps & chairs. The streets are quiet & dark when I stalk the perfect viewing location. At 8am a large group of us head to the Sheridan Chop House for brunch. Then we watch the parade. One of the best days of the year for sure!

Happy July 4th! Telluride, Colorado Style |

July 4th | Telluride, Colorado


As the summer winds down it’s important to keep the easy breezy memories going. I took my kids on a great adventure!

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort |

4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado | Gorgeous all inclusive family dude ranch & fly fishing resort |

 4UR Ranch | Creede, Colorado


Another pretty chill month, I bounced around Colorado a bit more…

Fly Fishing Minturn, Colorado | MarlaMeridith


Fly Fishing Minturn, Colorado

Beaver Creek Rodeo |


Beaver Creek Rodeo


Fall in Telluride is spectacular! There is no reason to go anywhere else, though a few trips were planned….

Fall in Telluride, Colorado |

Fall in Telluride, Colorado |

Fall in Telluride, Colorado |

After the leaves fell I was on a cruise….the ports of call were in the Western Caribbean. Including Costa Maya, Honduras, Cozumel and Belize.

Beachy sips |

Beachy sips |

Cruising |


November brought me to London & NYC. I shopped till I dropped in London, hung out with my bestie from high school & enjoyed the finest spots for food!

London's Regent Street |

Shopping in London!

Bubbly in London!

In NYC I was in a few TV segments. Hopefully way more lined up in 2015!

Featured on NBC Weekend Today & The Better Show |

NBC clip | The Better Show Clips 1 & 2


A full rotation of the sun brings me back to our annual family trip in Grand Cayman. It’s been a relaxing & super fun time here. Looking forward to all sorts of new & exciting  adventures in 2015! xo

Heart rock | Grand Cayman, 7 Mile Beach |


~ Marla Meridith

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7 thoughts on “2014 A Year in Travel

  1. Thanks for starting the New Year with some great ‘arm chair travel’ Marla. Your photography is stunning as always and it was great to see your year in review! Congrats on the new branding; can’t wait what you’ll serve up in 2015!

  2. It looks like you had an exciting year of adventures. You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. BTW. . .great photos. Cheers to more great adventures in 2015 (I’ve got my trip to Oman booked and am working on Patagonia)