How Skiing in the Alps is Different from the USA

I get asked the question all the time "How is skiing in the Alps different than USA." I always love this question and I have plenty of colorful answers as they are kind of similar but the nuances are quite a bit different. Many skiers I talk to want to...

Ti Amo Courmayeur! Skiing in the Italian Alps

  Sometimes you have to toss a pin in the air and dream about where it’s going to land. For me, my travel pins are typically gonna hit the map at a fabulous ski resort, likely one in the Alps. I’m always up for a memorable winter adventure. Sometimes I...

Hygge: The Danish Secret to Living Happy

  Let’s talk about HYGGE, pronounced not at all the way it looks…it’s Hoo-Gah. Think about the word HUG add an OO and a UH. This is a Danish phenomena and the secret to the folks in Denmark being known as the happiest people in the world (no, it’s not Disneyland.)...

Yoga Retreat in Mallorca

  I’ve been wanting to visit Spain for years now, but I’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to plan a trip. This summer I met the fabulous Karl Straub here in my home town at the Telluride Yoga Festival. He taught a number of classes at the festival and...

EPIC Dream Job!

    This is my ultimate dream come true. I received an email a few weeks ago asking if I would like to apply for the Epic Dream Job. My instant response was YES! So what’s in it for you & me? Basically, the folks at Ski.com and the Epic...

Exploring Contignac | Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur, France

  One of the most captivating small towns I’ve ever visited was Contignac, a precious gem of a village located in the heart of Provence-Alps-Cote d’Azur, France in a region called the “Haut Var.”  This vibrant, colorful yet tranquil village was on the route of my cycling tour with Backroads. It...

Pedaling Through Provence & the French Riviera with Backroads

  I’ve been on many active trips, hiking in the Italian Dolomites, heli-skiing in deep Canadian powder…but up until recently I have never been on a cycling trip. With so many bucket lust location choices, it was tough to choose which trip to go on. I was tossed between many...

Bucket Lust: Luxury Romantic Ski Hotels in the Alps

What makes a memorable romantic winter vacation in the Alps? For me, it’s a remarkable location, excellent on & off-piste skiing, beautiful boutique or 5-star hotels and breathtaking surroundings. These are just a few of the reasons why I love to go to this part of the world. I’ve been...

Château de Berne in Provence, France

  If your wanderlust spirit is calling out to you then I suggest you add Provence, France to your bucket list!  I just ventured there & enjoyed countless memorable experiences. With so many awesome travel options these days and heaps on all of our bucket lists it can be hard...