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  1. How to Get Your Luggage First at Baggage Claim

    How to Get Your Luggage First at Baggage Claim by Kristen Leigh Painter July 5, 2017 What you should know about check-in times, baggage handling, elite status, and more. If you’re trying to breeze through the airport, then don’t check a bag. That’s simple. But sometimes, you can’t help it, and even the savviest travelers are left […]

  2. 8 Ways to De-Junk Your Suitcase

    8 Ways to De-Junk Your Suitcase   A messy suitcase replete with junk weighs you down, begets baggage fees, and wastes your time (when you’re continuously rifling through your stuff in search of one thing or another). Further, it exacts an emotional toll: Clutter can affect your mood, causing you to feel overwhelmed and frustrated. […]

  3. 10 Things You Must Do, See, Experience and Eat in Telluride

    10 Things You Must Do, See, Experience and Eat in Telluride This is your bucket list for a cool Colorado town brimming with summertime fun. By Cindy Hirschfeld 6/21/2017 at 8:00am Published in the July 2017 issue of Houstonia TELLURIDE’S LOCATION AT THE END OF A BOX CANYON in Colorado’s San Juan mountains was determined […]

  4. 9 Things You Should Never Buy at the Airport

    9 Things You Should Never Buy at the Airport Fair pricing is a rare thing in airports. A captive audience of consumers coupled with high operating costs at stores’ airport locations make for manifold markups, from expensive cuisine to pricey parking. To save money, do some research ahead of time and compare costs—especially when you’re […]

  5. What Are the Cheapest Days to Fly?

    What Are the Cheapest Days to Fly? by Matt Meltzer June 6, 2017 It seems like this advice changes all the time. If you track airfares regularly, you’re probably convinced prices are set by a group of chimpanzees throwing darts at a newspaper somewhere outside Toledo. That seems like the only way to explain why […]

  6. TSA to Scan More Than Just Laptops

    TSA to Scan More Than Just Laptops by Brandon Gobel | AARP | May 25, 2017 As you travel this summer you may be required to remove your Kindle, paperback book, food and any tech item larger than a cellphone from your carry-on bag. A new procedure being tested at 10 airports is designed to […]

  7. 11 Must-Haves for Your Carry-on Bag

    11 Must-Haves for Your Carry-on Bag By Caroline Morse Reprinted from SmarterTravel.com   Dreading a long flight? Pack these 11 things in your carry-on to make the hours fly by—even if you’ve landed the worst seat in coach!   Inflatable Pillow Sleep is a crucial way to kill time on a long-haul flight, and a […]

  8. The Best U.S. Ski Resorts For Families

    Photo by Daniel Milchev, Keystone Last winter I wrote a feature here on why Colorado’s Keystone Resort was “The Best Family Friendly Ski Vacation Value,” citing wallet friendly touches such as free skiing for all kids 12 and under, all the time – even at Christmas and other peak holidays. The resort still offers great […]

  9. Small town, big thrills await skiers in Telluride

      Ski season kicks off November 24, 2016, at Telluride Ski Resort, where there is something for everyone to enjoy both on and off the snow. ( Ben Eng/Telluride Ski Resort/TNS) TELLURIDE, Colo. — A sapphire sky on a sunny day. The aroma of rich, creamy mushroom soup. Larmandier-Bernier Champagne chilling. Bon Vivant restaurant puts […]

  10. New 5-Star Ski Resorts in U.S. and Abroad

    Opening Jan. 20, the remodeled Vail Cascade Resort is now Hotel Talisa, with 285 rooms and a spa. Photo Credit: Hotel Talisa    This winter will welcome a crop of five-star hotel openings in major ski resort towns around the world. Here are some of the ones that stand out.  1. HUUS HOTEL, GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND […]

  11. Bringing Kids on a Ski Trip

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    11 Tips For Parents To Help Plan Your Trip Group travel is great for many reasons, one of them being the opportunity to travel with friends, or getting to know people whom you hadn’t known well before. For parents wanting to go on a group ski vacation, children can be a major concern. Do you […]

  12. Insider Tips for Ski & Snowboard Travel

    By WILL MCGOUGH for OnTheSnow.com Let’s face it, ski travel can be expensive—and we’re not even talking about lift tickets, lessons and lodging. The process of getting to your ski destination with your gear often involves flying, checking bags, renting a car and shelling out a lot of money. We’re here to help you navigate […]

  13. 5 Rules for Proper Ski Length

    K2 pro skier, Kim Reichhelm knows a thing or two about ski gear. That’s why she’s constantly frustrated with women limiting themselves on skis that are too short. “I would like to see all women ski longer skis,” remarks Reichhelm. “I think the shops push women to ski skis that are too short. And women […]

  14. The Case for Renting Skis vs. The Case For Buying Skis?

    The arguments for and against buying skis are changing. Clearly, if  you live in or near a ski resort and doing a lot of skiing then buying skis makes sense from a purely financial point of view; equally if you only plan on skiing once year, then renting makes more sense. But what if you’re an […]

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