Winter in Telluride

How hard could it be? I was joining Telluride Outside for a scenic snowmobile ride along groomed trails between the Wilson and Dolores mountain ranges to historic Dunton Hot Springs for a soak in ancient waters followed by a gourmet lunch. Well, two hours driving the snow machine, the roar of the engine masking my heavy breathing, left me exhilarated…

Southern Hospitality at the Beach

 They had me at “experiential shower.”  The warm staff at The Henderson Beach Resort in Destin welcomed us with a handshake and a suggested itinerary for our 30th wedding anniversary weekend that included a couple’s massage in a suite at their 10,000 square foot Salamander Spa.  “Be sure to stick around after your massage and enjoy Himalayan sea salt room,…

Park City with my first friend

 Article and Photography Sue G. Collins  My sister Julie runs marathons, is raising twin 9-year olds and works full time teaching. She makes me feel important, funny and layered. She is smart and sassy and my pick for a quick autumn trip to Park City, Utah. We would need to stay busy, booking fishing, hiking, biking and outdoor adventures that…

A Sanctuary at The Beach

It was a very stormy ride with frightening threats of tornadoes in Alabama on my way to the Gulf Coast and the oasis awaiting me there. As I arrived in South Walton, Florida, miraculously, the dark clouds parted as if to welcome me. Pulling into the gated property of Sanctuary at Redfish in Santa Rosa Beach, I knew the drive…

Wildly Lovely

Excited to experience South Carolina's Low Country for the first time, my family and I escaped for a long weekend to the family-friendly resort, Wild Dunes. This sweeping property is located on the Isle of Palms about 15 miles from historic Charleston. Upon our arrival, it was evident that the property was expansive and diverse (1600 acres of property to…