Category: Family Travel

A Family Stay At A Colorado Dude Ranch

[su_heading]A Family Stay At A Colorado Dude Ranch[/su_heading] When I was a little ten year old rag-a-muffin of a girl my parents took my two sisters and I on a trip to Colorado. Part of the trip included a stay at The C Lazy U…

From Aspen to Nantucket

Another vacation spent with Grandma on the island of Nantucket, Mass has given me a chance to unwind and recharge. But I’m not ready to come home.

What to do with Family in Colorado Springs

On the last day of our trip in Colorado Springs, we packed in the activities from The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to the Cave of the Winds. I was sad to go home, but ready to have some time with people my age.

A Family Stay at the Broadmoor

[su_heading size=”18″]A Family Stay at the Broadmoor[/su_heading] This family and pet friendly historic hotel in Colorado Springs is beautifully manicured with tennis, golf and nine restaurants all within walking distance. …After our stay at the dude ranch, the final leg of our trip was…

A Family Trip to Denver

It is tough being a parent in many ways but what I find most difficult is encorporating music, dance and language classes into their busy life of academics and sports. So when Axel expressed an interest in hip hop lessons, I jumped all over it and included a visit to a Hip Hop Festival into our agenda on our trip.

Our stay in Denver revolved around an elusive Hip Hop Festival that was taking place. I didn’t know how it was going to pan out but I am so happy I persevered and took the boys to the Showcase Festival that occurred last night in a nearby Tavern.

A Family Stay at The Brown Palace

I’m back from our week long trip around Colorado and boy do I have some stories for you. It all starts with our stay at The Brown Palace in downtown Denver.

Exploring Colorado with Four Boys

Falling in Love with Colorado as a little girl: School is out and we are taking off to Denver on my biggest travel writing gig yet. Just me, my cameras, and four boys under the age of twelve. Should be interesting… I first fell…

A Family Trip Around Colorado

School is out and we are taking off to Denver on my biggest travel writing gig yet. Just me, my cameras and four boys under the age of twelve. Should be interesting…

Spring Break with Kids in Denver

When one thinks of spring break in Aspen, images of families smiling on the ski slopes comes to mind. For me? Not so much. The reality is that the idea of getting out of the snow was far more appealing, so off we went to Denver.

Parenting Madness Before Packing for a Trip

I’ve been getting some feedback that people miss my stories about family living and so as of today, and throughout spring break, I’m going to revert back to the raw and true world of Aspen Real Life, behind the scenes.

A Family Trip to Beaver Creek

Visiting Beaver Creek with my family in the fall made for the perfect anniversary weekend.

A Travel Writer Who Hates Flying

Have I told you how much I despise the airlines? Why aren’t we more like the Jetson’s in this new Millenium?

Skiing Powder at the Wolf Creek Ski Area

Discovering Wolf Creek Ski Area was a POW POWerful experience and I recommend it to all.

Escaping With My Children To The Desert

I have never stayed in one place for this long without taking off somewhere, anywhere, to break up the monotony and my life is truly getting more and more monotonous as I deal with troubled finances and rejection letters.

Hiking with the Nature Conservancy in Gunnison

Hiking with the Nature Conservancy in Gunnison With our middle son Axel, I got into my friend’s car with her two children and set off on our road trip to Crested Butte to partake in an exploratory Nature Conservancy field trip to the Mexican Cut/Galena Mountain Research Preserve in…

Flash Floods in Moab

Lucky to not be one of the few people needing rescue in Moab, we survived an interesting trip with flash floods and lightening bolts. The children loved riding Slick Rock and the parents had a good ole time hanging out in our Coleman Pop-Up Campers in the rain in between bike rides.

Hiking Canyonlands with Children

  [su_heading]Hiking Canyonlands with Children[/su_heading] Desert rocks soaking up the rain Last week I loaded up Vini-Man with a tent, backpacks and a first aid kit the size of Paris Hilton’s hand bag and took off for the Canyonlands in Utah for Brevitt’s outdoor…

Preparing for Canyonlands with Children

[su_heading size=”18″]Preparing for Canyonlands with Children[/su_heading] “I’m bleeding mommy,” yelled Thumper as I typed away at my computer. “I’ll be there in a second,” I yelled not quite ready to handle yet another injury. I shot up running when Axel came in a few seconds…

Recovering From Flying With Children

[su_heading size=”18″]Recovering From Flying With Children[/su_heading] I wouldn’t say that we made it home from visiting Grandma in Florida without incident. The fact that we made it home at all is very significant. The turbulence was brutal and I was reduced to an absolute…