Grown-Up Getaway: Sundance Resort Utah

You probably don't need an excuse to plan a luxurious grown-up getaway this fall or winter, but just in case, I've got the ultimate: a stay at Sundance Resort. An easy commute from Salt Lake City, Sundance is located in the heart of the Wasatch … [Read more...]

Nebraska with kids: Where to play and eat in Omaha

Situated at the intersection of Interstate 80 and the Missouri River, the city of Omaha offers a surprisingly broad array of great attractions for families--and for Midwestern families, a vacation destination within driving distance of home. We've … [Read more...]

Holiday Inn Downtown Omaha review: A family-friendly place to hang your hat

Time to rack up those IHG points! If your family is enjoying the multitude of things to do in Omaha, consider hanging your hat at the Holiday Inn-Downtown Omaha. This hotel, a few blocks away from the concentration of downtown attractions, has just … [Read more...]

Nebraska travel: Omaha museums to visit with kids

Omaha, Nebraska is a thriving metropolis offering lots of attractions to families for a vacation close to home, including arts, sports, outdoors activities, and a number of quality museums. Our family recommends two Omaha museums to visit with kids: … [Read more...]

Nebraska with kids: Henry Doorly Zoo

In 2014, the Travelers’ Choice Awards named the Henry Doorly Zoo, in Omaha, Nebraska, its #1 zoo. This park, with its wide walkways lined with evergreen and deciduous trees, is well worth an extended visit by families of all ages. Here's how to plan … [Read more...]

Des Moines area hotel review: Hotel Pattee

If you’re looking for charm and character off the beaten path, while still staying close enough to access the fun of a metro area, try the historic Hotel Pattee, in Perry, Iowa. This lovely old building, which first opened in 1913, offers the … [Read more...]

Skiing Solitude Mountain Resort

We love Park City, Utah, and therefore, my 'default' Utah ski resort is Canyons. I truly love the terrain at this resort, but am so glad I was given the opportunity to go further afield. My day skiing Solitude Utah at Solitude Mountain resort had a … [Read more...]

Backcountry skiing basics: How to get into the sport

An avid downhill skier and snowshoer, I've been noting the small but growing trend toward backcountry skiing for some time now. This sport, which combines a love of nordic exploration and downhill excitement, attracts men and women (and yes, some … [Read more...]

Northstar California: a guide to the mountain for kids, by kids

After multiple trips to Northstar California resort with my kids, I asked them what, in their opinion, kids shouldn't miss on the slopes. Their top picks: Cat's Face, the 22-foot half-pipe: Built for Olympic medalist Shaun White (who recently … [Read more...]

Little America: a classic Wyoming travel center

If you find yourself driving on I-80 through Wyoming, you'll need a pit stop, and trust us, they're hard to come by. Your oasis: Little America, the somewhat odd rest stop complex with an even odder name. Located at exit 68 of I-80, Little America … [Read more...]