Get a Grip on Driving at Bridgestone Winter Driving School

bridgestone winter driving school

When it comes to winter driving, you gotta get a grip. Not necessarily a “grip,” as in getting your act together, although that helps too. But truly, a grip on the road, a grip on the wheel and a grip on how your vehicle works. For years, my winter driving strategy has been: stay home, […]

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

family ski trips yellowstone

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

boys at aspen spring skiing

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

hiking up from lake at cerro chat

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, Part Three: Water, Water Everywhere

rafting yampa river

Located on the banks of the Yampa River, named for a chugging hot spring that once sounded like a steamboat, Steamboat is a haven for water-based recreation. While the river is a hot spot for rafting, tubing, kayaking and fishing, not surprisingly, it’s the hot springs that get the most notice. Right in town, you’ll find Old […]