Winter in the Wasatch: What to do in Park City and Heber City, Utah
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Winter in the Wasatch: What to do in Park City and Heber City, Utah

From world-class alpine skiing to snowshoeing, snow recreation is endless in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains.  Whether you’re going on a ski vacation to Park City or just want to spend a few days in a winter wonderland, the Wasatch Mountains are easy to get to from Salt Lake City with just a 35-minute drive into the … Continue reading

A Day in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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A Day in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

I had no idea there’s a haven of lush forest and a vibrant railroad history paralleling the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron until I spent a day in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I knew there are beautiful rolling hills covered with forest near Cleveland, but what I wasn’t expected was beautiful waterfalls, picturesque serene … Continue reading

A Mystical Night in the Samalayuca Dunes near Juarez, Mexico
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A Mystical Night in the Samalayuca Dunes near Juarez, Mexico

I had major reservations about this adventure, and rightfully so.  It meant crossing the border from El Paso into Juarez and going south to the desolate Chihuahua Desert at night.  I was torn.  I wanted to experience the mysticism of the dunes, yet hesitant because of the known violence, including a National Geographic reporter being … Continue reading

The Garden You Have to See in Vancouver
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The Garden You Have to See in Vancouver

In the bustling vibrant Chinatown district of Vancouver is a magical place of serenity and reflection.  Back in January when I was in Vancouver, I noticed a Chinese garden on a map, but it was already closed for the day by time I got there.  On a rainy Sunday morning before boarding a cruise ship … Continue reading

Hit the Road: Road Trips in Texas, New Mexico and Southwest Colorado
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Hit the Road: Road Trips in Texas, New Mexico and Southwest Colorado

For a segment on San Antonio Living on News 4 San Antonio I shared some of my favorite road trips in Texas, New Mexico and Southwest Colorado. Click HERE to view the segment. Hill Country Day Trip or Weekend Getaway Concan – Head to the canyon country section of the Texas Hill Country. Concan is … Continue reading