Travels

Alyeska Resort

Snowboarding in Alaska should be on everyone's bucket list. The flight up is one of the most scenic, awe-inspiring journeys and the ride down the terrain that Alaska offers is even better. Whether it's in-bounds at a resort or in the backcountry - there's truly terrain for all ability levels. I've already done the backcountry snowboarding in Alaska during my Tailgate Alaska stint so I was very content with staying in...

14 Mar 7:13 PM 0 Read More...

Steamboat Ski Resort

Years ago, I used to live in a quaint mountain town called Steamboat Springs, Colorado where I'd spend every day riding the local mountain. Even though it's been over 10 years since I called Steamboat home, it's one of my favorite places to visit because it holds a special spot near and dear to my heart. There's still the favorite stashes, the local watering holes, and the amazing people who make up the community aro...

14 Feb 9:52 PM 0 Read More...

Steamboat Powdercats

When I found out I'd be making the trip back to Steamboat, I knew I was in NEED of a powder day. I needed a guaranteed good powder day on my snowboard so I immediately looked up Steamboat Powdercats to see if there was any availability in the cat tour groups while I was in town.Luckily for me, there was room in the cats. I booked the intermediate level II group (because quite frankly I just wanted the trees and powde...

14 Feb 9:48 PM 0 Read More...

Road Trippin: Canadian Rockies

With the lack of snow and mountain closures in Washington, it made perfect sense that I would hop in the car and create my own mountain adventure. I had been wanting to visit more of the Canadian Rockies after visiting Revelstoke during Tailgate BC a couple years back so this made perfect sense that I would start my trip with Revelstoke, check out Kicking Horse and end my journey at Lake Louise before heading home to...

17 Mar 9:08 PM 0 Read More...

8am-8pm in Anchorage, AK

What can you do with a 12 hour visit to Anchorage? It turns out a lot! It all started with a three hour flight on Alaska Airlines from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska arriving just after 8am. My travel companion was the adventurous Nikki who braved the cold temps of Alaska with me. Departing in the dark and seeing the sunrise at 35,000 feet is always worth the journey. I captured the morning glow with a hyperlapse on...

13 Oct 7:22 PM 0 Read More...

Exploring Olympic National Park

It's sad to say but I haven't really explored Olympic National Park as much as I'd like - or at all. So when I had some downtime this weekend, I figured I would head to Ocean Shores for the weekend and spend some quality time exploring the Quinault region of Olympic National Park. I ventured into the park in the early afternoon, first driving around the North Shore of Lake Quinault which was breathtaking and felt lik...

07 Sep 9:29 PM 0 Read More...

A day in Juneau

It's pretty extraordinary to explore amazing locations thanks to my job at Alaska Airlines. I've always loved traveling and Alaska has always held a close place to my heart as Seattle's hometown airline. For the first trip to Alaska, Juneau was a great choice. It is just a little over a 2 hour flight from Seattle. Juneau is Alaska's capital and home to Alaskan Brewery (one of my favorite breweries) plus it has the ou...

18 Jul 4:37 PM 0 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park Opening Weekend 2014

One of the perks of being back in the Northwest is being in close proximity to the Whistler Bike Park. Just a five hour drive means I can head up to Canada for the weekend and ride an amazing bike park with friends. I was pretty excited to know that I would be back in the Northwest just in time for the Whistler Bike Park opening day on May 16. Friday was the big opening day so I headed up with my friend Carrie to ...

19 May 8:42 PM 0 Read More...

A Weekend in Wyoming

When it came time to pick a location for a weekend getaway with my mom, Wyoming was a big contender with the abundance of parks, activities, rest, relaxation and breathtaking scenery. We started our journey to Wyoming on Thursday, taking our time with stops and staying overnight just a couple hours away from our final destination. On Friday's drive, we finally were rewarded with the views of the Grand Tetons as we...

16 Aug 6:21 AM 0 Read More...

Whistler Birthday Celebration + Bike Park 6/12/13

All I wanted for my 30th birthday was laps in the Whistler bike park, good friends, a visit to the spa and sushi dinner. Whatever else was just a bonus to a fun day! The best part - I got everything I wanted for my birthday. We started the morning with a ride up Whistler Mountain so we could check out the Peak to Peak gondola. I had ridden it many times in the winter but it was fun to check it out in the summer. The...

17 Jun 8:55 PM 0 Read More...