Read Eileen’s travel diary and keep up with her travels. You might just pick up some ideas for your next family vacation!

The short strange ride on an E-bike, up to Maroon Bells near Aspen CO
Eileen with CamelBak on the road to Maroon Bells near Aspen CO

The short strange ride on an E-bike, up to Maroon Bells near Aspen CO

We headed up eight miles to the Maroon Bells, one of Colorado’s most iconic rides along Maroon Creek Road from Aspen Highlands to Maroon Lake

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Pizza in Aspen? Pizza in Heaven? This is Colorado

The Gant Aspen not only is Aspen’s only condominium hotel that offers food and beverage right here, but the new artisanal take out pizzas from Boulder’s popular Boss Lady Pizza has proved a huge hit on weekends.

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Pandemic Summer reunion in Crested Butte CO: socially distancing on mountain trails

This Pandemic summer, Elk Avenue has been made one way to allow for more outdoor socially-distanced seating and masks are required for those strolling on Elk Avenue.

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A picture perfect day in Jackson Hole WY on the last day of our epic #CovidSummer2020 road trip
Hang Gliding from top of the gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

A picture perfect day in Jackson Hole WY on the last day of our epic #CovidSummer2020 road trip

The big difference this pandemic summer: Families wearing masks when they are near other people or inside shops. Clerks and restaurant servers are wearing masks too.

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Away from it all: At River Dance Lodge in scenic central Idaho
Dan Casler jumps while Jack studies technique

Away from it all: At River Dance Lodge in scenic central Idaho

We’re spending a couple of days in a cabin at River Dance Lodge in Idaho, part of the Row Adventures portfolio, known for their rafting and sea kayaking trips.

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Dinner is served! Chuckwagon fun caps a day of weather challenges at Paws Up
Dinner is plated at the Paws Up Chuckwagon dinner

Dinner is served! Chuckwagon fun caps a day of weather challenges at Paws Up

Other times, you just soldier on as we did horseback riding and riding ATV vehicles some 15 miles to Montana’s well preserved ghost town Garnet—a mining town in the late 19th Century.

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A cold summer rain can’t stop the fun – The Resort at Paws Up, Montana
Entrance to our glamping tent at The Resort at Paws Up

A cold summer rain can’t stop the fun – The Resort at Paws Up, Montana

At least we are cozy and dry in our tent. That’s right—our tent. The resort boasts 28 luxury homes and 36 glamping tents complete with rugs, bathtub, feather beds, electricity, an in-suite bathroom, and heated floor. We even have a claw footed tub in ours.

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Navigating Glacier National Park during #COVIDSUMMER2020
Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park

Navigating Glacier National Park during #COVIDSUMMER2020

So far this summer, the east side of the park remains closed due to heavy winter snows—we could only go as far as Avalanche, where we went hiking to Avalanche Lake, about a two miles each way with a gradual gain of about 500 feet in elevation.

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At Glacier National Park: a Covid summer like no other
A family of ducks make their way along the shore of Kintla Lake

At Glacier National Park: a Covid summer like no other

Glacier National Park is only partially open this Covid summer. No park lodging. Eastern side closed completely. So be prepared for scarce lodging, food, even hiking options

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