Deer Valley Does You Right!

After a 15 year hiatus, I returned to the Deer Valley/Park City ski area and this time with kids in tow! My husband and I used to frequent Park City before we had kids but for one reason or another never made it back with kids. We returned with our two teenagers and extended family for a mid-winter break ski trip. Not much has changed … Continue reading Deer Valley Does You Right!

Hip2Travel Review: Four Seasons Resort Whistler, British Columbia

Hip2Travel Hotel Review Name of Hotel: Four Seasons Resort Whistler Location: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada (Blackcomb Village) Rating*: 5/5 (*Rating Scale – 1: Terrible, 2: Poor, 3: Average, 4: Very Good, 5: Excellent) Type of Traveler: Families, Couples Best Time of Year: Winter and Summer Key Features: Service level, ski concierge, spa Drawbacks: This hotel is not ski-in/ski-out Side Notes:  We have traveled to Whistler about 2-3 … Continue reading Hip2Travel Review: Four Seasons Resort Whistler, British Columbia

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island is packed with tourists, otherwise known as “fudgies,” every summer. Walking the main street just off the ferry terminal can feel overwhelmingly touristy, but if you get off the beaten path and away from the gazillion t-shirt and fudge shops, there’s quite a lot to do on the island. Mackinac Island for the … Romantic – Circle the island (8.2 miles) on a … Continue reading Mackinac Island, Michigan

Do you have a “spot?”

What makes your “spot” your spot? As I write this, I’m sitting at my spot gazing at the Gulf of Mexico. If you have a “spot,” you know what I’m talking about. I’m contemplating what makes a spot your spot. This is the place where your soul is soothed. It’s where your heart lifts and your day brightens as you drive in. Everything suddenly seems … Continue reading Do you have a “spot?”

New York – Perfect for Any Celebration

This is certainly my year of traveling to mark special occasions, as this was my second 80th birthday trip celebration of the year. Much to my husband’s dismay, my mother-in-law politely requested that all she wanted for her 80th birthday was a trip to New York City with my sister-in-law and me! This was one mother-in-law trip I couldn’t pass up. We went in mid-November … Continue reading New York – Perfect for Any Celebration

Sweet 16 in the City of Angels

What kind of trip do you take with three Seattle teenage girls to celebrate their 16th birthdays? That was the dilemma … Palm Springs – too boring for teenagers Beach resort – are there enough activities for these active girls? New York City – too far for three days Chicago – too cold Los Angeles – perfect! After much conversation with two of my mom … Continue reading Sweet 16 in the City of Angels