Hotel Review: The Arrabelle at Vail

Name of Hotel: The Arrabelle at Vail Square Location: Lionshead area at Vail, Colorado Rating*: 5/5 (*Rating Scale – 1: Terrible, 2: Poor, 3: Average, 4: Very Good, 5: Excellent) Type of Traveler: Skier Best Time of Year: Winter/Summer Key Features: European village architecture, ice skating rink, spa Drawbacks: Dining options Side Notes:   The Arrabelle at Vail Square is a RockResort property.  My parents were big … Continue reading Hotel Review: The Arrabelle at Vail

Cancel for Any Reason Travel Insurance

I got a call from a friend yesterday asking me if she should buy travel insurance for a domestic flight. This question is becoming an increasingly important decision, especially in light of last week’s recent terrorist attacks. The only time I typically buy travel insurance is when I book a big summer trip to Europe. I do this mainly because I try to pay as … Continue reading Cancel for Any Reason Travel Insurance

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!

Winter Wonderland in Whistler

If you read any of the ski magazines, you are well aware that Whistler Blackcomb Resort in British Columbia is perennially awarded the best ski resort in North America but since it’s in Canada most avid US skiers haven’t had the luxury of skiing at Whistler. Since we live in Seattle, it’s an easy 4-5 hour drive (depending on freeway and border traffic).   We pop … Continue reading Winter Wonderland in Whistler

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