Deet Free Mosquito Repellant Review

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Mosquitos suck. Literally. They can ruin a vacation and they can spread disease. Perhaps there is a scientist out there who can give an impassioned speech about the glorious plight of these blood-suckers, but most people I know just hate them. When it comes to warding off mosquitos, we know … Continue reading

Colorful Keens for Adventure Travel


Hola from Costa Rica. Where the scenery is lush and gorgeous! On our recent Adventures by Disney trip we travelled light (as usual). We had to have rain gear and rugged gear.  I didn’t have room in my luggage for 5 different pairs of shoes for me and my daughter. When … Continue reading

#PassthePuffs Winter Fun Tips

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I love Aspen in the winter. This town knows how to make the most of the season. This year, I got celebrate the Wintersköl Festival in Aspen–it’s all about embracing the cold and a Nordic lifestyle. Think food, fun and lots of snow. And what goes hand in hand with … Continue reading

Planning a Family Ski Trip to Vail

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Skiing Vail is all about numbers. How much are the lift tickets? A lot. How fast is the gondola? Fast. How many acres are there to ski? More than possible in a week. And there’s more: What’s the speed limit in a “slow zone” and just how long will it take to wait in … Continue reading

Visit New Hampshire This Winter

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Winter is the perfect time to make a trip to visit New England. Growing up in Maryland, it’s hard to believe I’ve never made it to New Hampshire. New England has always charmed me–from the shores of Nantucket to the orchards of Connecticut to the mountains in Massachusetts–it’s all so lovely. … Continue reading

Ski New Hampshire with Kids

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New Hampshire has some relatively undiscovered gems when it comes to family skiing. During our Christmas week visit to New Hampshire we were able to check out Cannon Mountain and Bretton Woods to get the story on New England ski options for our Annual Family Ski Guide. To start the … Continue reading

Family Ski Trip to Solitude Mountain


Our family love affair with skiing started nearly a decade ago at Solitude Ski resort in Utah. It’s been a while since our last visit, when I heard that Deer Valley’s corporation purchased Solitude I had to see what was in store for one of my favorite ski destinations. Did … Continue reading