Travels

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...

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...

A Weekend in Moab

It was a long winter in Colorado so when it kept snowing in May, I realized I needed to get out into some warm heat and sunshine. Moab, Utah offered up the camping, hiking, biking and heat without traveling too far to get it. Plus it was a far enough, it seemed like a mini vacation on its own. We loaded up the truck with our bikes and arrived late on Friday to find a camping spot. It was just us girls (Rachel and ...

04 Jun 5:31 AM 0 Read More...

Snowcial + Heavenly 3/2/13

Snowcial was winding down on Saturday but it meant the perfect timing for a full day on the slopes with everyone who attended the conference. I worked in the morning before heading onto the slopes to join the group for lunch and Epic Mix Racing. I hadn't tried Epic Mix Racing yet but after the first lap and then more laps, it started getting addicting as I tried to beat my previous times and ride better against La...

10 Mar 10:57 AM 0 Read More...

Snowcial + Heavenly 3/1/13

From late nights to early mornings, Snowcial is one of the most fun conferences for winter sports marketing. It was definitely good to be hanging back with familiar faces and friends for the weekend. Friday was a morning of presentations before hitting the slopes in the afternoon. Friday morning speakers were Greg Cannon from Caesars entertainment, Stanley Hainesworth from Tether, Christopher Steiner from Forbes...

04 Mar 8:34 PM 0 Read More...

Snowcial + Heavenly 2/28/13

When it came time to decide on what conference to attend this year, Snowcial was the one I really wanted to have happen. Mainly because it brings together many of the ski resorts and marketers whose passions lie in skiing and snowboarding. Not only that, Snowcial brings in incredible guest speakers that make you think outside the box and try to become better snow marketers. This was technically my third year of at...

03 Mar 7:03 PM 0 Read More...

The end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013

At this time last year, I had no idea what to expect for 2012. But I embraced the unknown and ended up traveling to many events, mountains and crossing many items off the bucket list. 2012 was an amazing year, definitely one for the books and I still can't believe how lucky I was to experience so many great opportunities. I look forward to the new experiences, stories, travels and fun that 2013 can bring. Here are...

01 Jan 6:51 PM 0 Read More...

Dew Tour Nike Snowboarding Streetstyle 12/14/12

It's been a busy week in Colorado with the Dew Tour at Breckenridge but the perfect time to check out the action on the slopes and around town. This year Nike Snowboarding debuted a Streetstyle competition during the Dew Tour with urban inspired street features on Breckenridge's Washington Street. The features were a van jib, wall ride, jersey barrier rail and dumpster feature (same style as TWS Shootout with Rome ye...

16 Dec 2:06 PM 0 Read More...