Mountain TravelingMom says her home state of Colorado boasts some of the best family friendly ski resorts in the world. The 300 inches of average snowfall and 300 days of sunshine in the majestic Rocky Mountains make it one of the best places in the world to ski. And, there are so many choices of ski resorts that cater to families. To make our list of family-friendly ski resorts in Colorado a resort must have accommodations available either slopeside or in a base village convenient to the mountain. Or, they must have ski valet or some other service that...Read More
Liana Moore lived overseas growing up, attending British public school for kindergarten in London. She then moved to Stavanger, Norway for nine years until age 15, growing up with friends of different cultures. Summers involved camps in Switzerland and Wales, plus USA time in East Texas and Minnesota. Liana sees things from others’ viewpoints, believing those experiences shaped the woman she is today. She’s instilling that empathy in her children, having fun along the way. Currently based in the mountains of Colorado, much of her time is spent exploring the Rocky Mountains. When she’s not marketing a resort property professionally, or traveling and writing, find her trying out new sports like BMX biking with her nine-year-old daughter or debating with her five-year-old son (and occasionally winning). Follow Liana’s adventures at Insider Families.
Mountain TravelingMom has lived in a snowy Colorado ski resort for almost 20 years. Her youngest is now 5 years old and this will be his third season on skis. Her oldest is 9 and is her lunchtime ski buddy during school holidays. Mountain TravelingMom shares her tips on how to choose a family friendly ski resort in Colorado — from finding the best ski school for the little ones to a terrain park for the teens. You’ve been dreaming of taking your entire family to a snowy ski resort for vacation. How to then choose the best ski...Read More
Where in Colorado can you see a one-of-a-kind 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 concept car, take a fast sports car out for a drive, see the canyons from a helicopter, play outdoor laser tag, take a horseback ride among spectacular scenery, relax at the spa, mountain bike, hike or learn the history of the area from a Curator of Curiosity? Most of the guests that Mountain TravelingMom spoke to during her visit had also stumbled upon Gateway Canyons for romance, as did she and her husband. One of the best-kept secrets in Colorado, Gateway Canyons Resort, is a luxurious oasis in...Read More
Santa Fe offers exquisite sensory experiences, from rich art and history to unique dining. To gain an appreciation for the authentic local culture, visitors must visit some of the numerous kid friendly restaurants in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The entire family will want to experience the flavors of the native chiles, beans, savory tortillas and chocolate that make up traditional New Mexican cuisine. Children may even depart Santa Fe with a new found love of tacos. From the sights of enchanting vistas to the smells and tastes of the chilis and chocolates of New Mexican cuisine, a visit to Santa...Read More
Whether you live near or far, Denver can make for a sensationally fun family getaway. Hear from a Colorado-based family why they like to visit Downtown Denver with kids, their favorite things to do, and the best places to stay. The Mile-High City has much more to offer than just spectacular mountain views and access to world-class ski resorts. Living in the mountains of Colorado, we occasionally feel an unrelenting pull to visit downtown Denver with kids to enjoy the many fun family attractions. It is actually possible to squeeze two full days of family fun in downtown Denver...Read More
The best thing about visiting Vail, Colorado, is you are almost forced to spend your time outdoors as it is so beautiful. The options of outdoor activities in Vail in the summer and fall are endless. The mountain environment offers maximum outdoor fun for families of all ages – from soaring up or down the mountain to exploring it on horseback or foot. Here are four things to do with kids in Vail, Colorado, in summer. While Vail, Colorado may be best known for its epic ski slopes, the area has even more to offer during summer and fall. With...Read More
A visit to Santa Fe with kids is a magical experience. It delights all of the senses from the sight of enchanting vistas to the smells and tastes of the chilis and chocolates of New Mexican cuisine. Now a new multi-dimensional, multi-sensory place of discovery and imagination that was born of art gives families all the excuse they need to visit Santa Fe, New Mexico. Part amusement park and part art experience, Meow Wolf will enchant your entire family. Stepping into a refrigerator with my mom and sliding through the clothes dryer with my four-year-old son upped the unique-experiences...Read More