Travel plans 2019

2019 Travel Plans

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Keith and I are always creating lists of the places we want to go and the things we want to do.  It’s fun to learn about new places and add it to our lists. Like most lists I make, the “to-do’s” continually out number the ”done’s.”    It does get a little complicated when trying to plan because we want …

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Why Travel Should Be About WHO Not WHERE

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Do you first think about all the places you’ve been or the places you want to go? Sometimes I immediately envision my google map with all the tiny flags indicating places I want to go. Sometimes I think about all the places I’ve been and the memories I have. I recently was looking through a list of all my favorite …

Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah

A Day at Solitude Mountain Resort

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“Find Your Solitude”  is the tagline for Solitude Mountain Resort and could not be more fitting for this peaceful resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah.  It’s easy to find solitude early in the morning, late in the day and really with every hour between. Don’t let the peacefulness be confused with easy.  There is plenty of challenging terrain to be …

So much ice and this is only the entrance!

Midway Ice Castles in Utah

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We have been wanting to visit the Ice Castles in Midway, Utah since we first got a glimpse of this magical place! That was over two years ago during our first winter in Utah. We missed it that year simply because we didn’t know the timing of the event. Last year we missed it because the winter season started off …

Testing out the DJI Osmo Pocket

Testing out the DJI Osmo Pocket

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As soon as Keith heard about the DJI Osmo Pocket he couldn’t stop telling me about it. The hype surrounding this video camera seemed too good to be true. A powerful camera WITH an integrated GIMBAL that FITS IN the palm of your HAND and can be carried in your pocket?? WHAT?? This is something that I didn’t even know …

Skiing the Cottonwood Canyons near Salt Lake City, Utah

Skiing the Cottonwood Canyons near Salt Lake City, Utah

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Snow sports and Salt Lake City go hand in hand.  Skiing, snowboarding, heli-skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling; just to mention a few options. There are numerous resort options within an hour drive of SLC. This post will focus on the four ski resorts in the Cottonwood Canyons. It won’t take long for you to start hearing about Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC) and …

Christmas Day 2018 at Brighton Ski Resort in Utah

Our New Christmas Tradition

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During our first winter season in Utah, we heard that skiing on Christmas Day is typically pretty great! Often times it is snowing or has just snowed that week so the conditions on the mountain are good. We were told that the mornings are pretty bare since most people are celebrating with family and only a few more skiers arrive …