Meet Heather Burke: (Brave) Ski Mom and Luxury Ski Writer

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I’ve never skied with Heather Burke, New England based ski journalist, the founder, with her husband Greg Burke, of LuxurySkiTrips.com and FamilySkiTrips.com. But I’d like to. The mother of a grown son and daughter, Heather, like many of us, is passionate about family skiing. And, judging from the photos on her website, Heather can rip. […]

Tight Turns: Whither Vacation? and Movies/Websites to Get You Stoked for Winter

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There’s a petition that’s been making its way around our western Colorado community this week. You see, school started on August 4th — between 2 and 3 weeks earlier than it has in years past. And as you might guess, most families are not happy with this change. Being an online petition at Change.org, it’s […]

Costa Rica Rainforest Hiking: An Experience in Sight, Sound and Touch

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I should have anticipated rain, especially as we were hiking in a rainforest during the official rainy season in Costa Rica. Still, the sheer volume of water falling from the sky and roiling down the trail was daunting. “I think we should go back,” our younger son appealed, looking at me with worried eyes. A child […]

Summer in Steamboat: Four Hooves, Two Wheels and Water (A Three Part Series About One Busy Weekend)

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I love Steamboat in summer. So it won’t be any surprise that when we visited for a weekend in mid-June that we had a terrific time. Simply put, there is no other mountain town (that I know of) that has so much going on for families of every age. Activities for Kids, Big and Small […]

Unique California: Sea Kayaking Santa Cruz Island

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Just about an hour off the coast of southern California lie the closest of the Channel Islands. Rising from the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, four of these islands, Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and San Miguel, swing away from the west coast in a graceful volcanic arc.  Together with Santa Barbara, a fifth […]