Parenthood and Passports - Skiing in Steamboat

What to wear skiing – a first-time skier’s guide

Must-have ski clothes and gear for first-time skiers Skiing can be a lot of fun. But if you aren’t dressed for the occasion, skiing can also be cold and miserable. The first time I went skiing, I was 21 years old, and borrowed an old ski outfit from a friend. Not knowing anything about skiing…

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Travel fails: why I almost quit traveling

Anyone who travels a fair amount is bound to have a few travel fails or mishaps along the way. Lord knows we’ve had plenty of them over the years. Usually we just roll with the punches. That’s pretty much all you can do when things don’t go according to plan. But our recent trip to…

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Ski School and Child Care in Jackson Hole

Little Wranglers Child Care in Jackson Hole As a stay-at-home mother of a 13-month-old daughter, child care is the single most important aspect for me when I am skiing. I want to know that our daughter is well taken care of and happy in day care. With that said, child care in Jackson Hole set…

Parenthood and passports - Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The Ultimate Guide to Jackson Hole with Kids Jackson Hole is rugged. It’s extreme. It’s the Wild West meets the X Games. But don’t let that intimidate you. Jackson, Wyoming is one of the most family friendly areas of the United States. In fact, I think it’s the perfect place for a family getaway! In…

Parenthood and Passports - Skiing in Jackson Hole

Skiing and snowboarding in Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole is not a beginner’s mountain. In fact, it is probably the most challenging mountain I’ve ever skied. There is a lot of exposure. Cliffs and boulders can sneak up on you and make even an experienced skier a little nervous. Jackson is the first mountain where I’ve actually seen black traverses. What makes…

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My husband’s crazy death wish

In a few weeks our little family heads out on another adventure. (Yay!) It’s the last trip we will take until summer. (Sigh.) We’re going to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, my husband’s favorite place on earth. And we are skiing, his favorite activity to do on earth. We’ve been to Jackson several times before, and each…

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Outdoor Activities in Banff

Banff National Park is heaven for the outdoor lover. It has everything from beautiful lakes to rugged mountains to wildlife roaming freely. It is amazing that a place can feel so different depending on the season you visit. In winter, Banff National Park offers great skiing, snowboarding, and other mountain sports. In summer, canoeing, hiking,…

Parenthood and Passports - Skiing in Steamboat

Snowboarding and Skiing in Steamboat

Skiing in Steamboat Steamboat is one of my favorite resorts at which to ski. The mountain itself and its varying terrain are hands down my top reasons for repeatedly visiting and skiing in Steamboat. The Slopes The mountain has a good variety of greens, blues and black runs, which makes it fun for skiers of…

Steamboat, Colorado

Steamboat is a remote ski town with surprisingly a lot to do even if you don’t ski or snowboard. If you are visiting Steamboat, especially in the winter, knowing what to expect both on and off the mountain will help you plan the perfect trip. Steamboat is incredibly family-friendly. The childcare, ski school, family lodging…