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Taking the kids: family dynamics, safety concerns upend pandemic gatherings
The Young family from North Carolina smiling wide in Jackson WY

Taking the kids: family dynamics, safety concerns upend pandemic gatherings

When it comes to big multi-generational families, not everyone is on the same page about what they should do to protect themselves and others, wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands frequently.

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Taking the kids: To Aspen this summer and fall
Eileen with CamelBak on the road to Maroon Bells near Aspen CO

Taking the kids: To Aspen this summer and fall

Everyone who visits Aspen — summer, fall or winter — should make time for an ACES activity, whether guided hike (there are free guided walks), winter snowshoe tours, storytelling, free junior naturalist activity books and the chance to visit the resident rescued Golden Eagle, Red Tailed Hawk and Great Horned Owl that can no longer live in the wild

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Taking the Kids: Even if it rains, glamping is still fun
Bald eagle sighted on our fly-fishing trip at Paws Up Resort

Taking the Kids: Even if it rains, glamping is still fun

For the uninitiated, glamping means experiencing the outdoors without the work or challenges (except maybe weather!) that camping typically requires

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Taking the kids … and staying safe in national parks from COVID, bears, bison and more…
Reason for the bear jam - Bear 399 and her four cubs

Taking the kids … and staying safe in national parks from COVID, bears, bison and more…

As well as keeping our distance and wearing masks to avoid contracting COVID-19, it’s imperative as we flock to national parks to consider what else we must do to keep ourselves and our families safe

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Taking the kids: On the road this pandemic summer
Walkable Main in Breckenridge. (Elaine Collins/Breckenridge Tourism Office)

Taking the kids: On the road this pandemic summer

We experienced the mask issue firsthand on our 2,850-mile road trip from Colorado to Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, social distancing as much as possible

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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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Taking the kids: To a unique family owned Montana ranch this summer
Guests from Seattle came to Flatlake Lake Lodge in their own helicopter

Taking the kids: To a unique family owned Montana ranch this summer

A visit to Flathead Lake Lodge, just south of Glacier NP, this pandemic summer is about a lot more than learning a new sport or upping your skill, visiting kids say, especially after being stuck at home for months.

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Taking the Kids – On a Road Trip in Eastern Utah
An explanation of how arches are formed

Taking the Kids – On a Road Trip in Eastern Utah

Many families like to anchor themselves in Moab because they can visit Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, as well as mountain bike, paddleboard, river raft, horseback ride, hike, fish, golf

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