A Vail Adventure: Our Family’s Winter Vacation

  By Roberta Lasky We ventured to Vail this past February and uncovered a winter wonderland set within White River National Forest for a perfect wintertime getaway.  Fun Fact: Vail is a verb and means show respect or submission.  History: Pete Seibert and local rancher Earl Eaton established the ski area in 1962 and named […]

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A Small Glitch In My Colorado Vacation

By Jodi Baretz This past holiday weekend, I had an amazingly scenic trip to the mountains of Colorado. We first visited my favorite place in the country, Boulder, and enjoyed the foodie nature of the town, unlimited gluten-free options, great unique boutiques, hiking, a Red Rocks concert and more. Then it was off to Vail, […]

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American Airlines AAdvantage Miles and Starwood Preferred Guest Points Got Us a Free Boys MLK Ski Weekend!

            Rob will be taking Daniel and Mason this coming MLK weekend (2015) to Beaver Creek for their second annual boys ski weekend.  I booked the details for their trip at the end of May, 6 months in advance.  I think they will be very happy! First, I got them […]

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Starwood Preferred Guest Points Got Us A Free Summer Stay At Beaver Creek And $1,500 Saved

  Our summer vacation last year was to Colorado.  And guess what?  We stayed for free on Starpoints at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Beaver Creek.  This resort is a Starwood Preferred Guest Resort and a SPG Category 5. We had a studio suite for about 16,000 starpoints per night. It would have cost […]

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Starwood Preferred Guest Points Got Us Four Years of Free Hotels on Ski Trips Out West and a Savings of $9,000

For the last four winters, my family has taken a ski trip to Colorado. Each year, we like to try a different mountain. Each year since 2011, we have stayed for free on these ski trips. How? With Starwood Points! AND by booking the hotel early! There are many Starwood Resorts in the Colorado ski […]

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