Winter (-ish) Hiking – Lake Placid, NY

Those who know me also know that my favorite activity is to take a hike in the woods. The hike doesn't need to be up, doesn't need to be long, it just needs to be. I have a favorite dish towel that shows an owl on a branch and reads "The Woods are Calling and … Continue reading Winter (-ish) Hiking – Lake Placid, NY

High Peaks Skiing – Whiteface Mountain, NY

On President's Day, we packed our stuff up early and headed out to Whiteface Mountain for a day of alpine skiing. Predictions were for sun early then rain heading in by 3 pm. As an aside, sometimes these weather apps are pretty amazing to me: at exactly 2:55 pm, the drops started falling. But never … Continue reading High Peaks Skiing – Whiteface Mountain, NY

The Woods are Calling and I Must Go – Mt. Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid, NY

On our first full day in the Lake Placid area, we decided to head over to Mt. Van Hoevenberg (hereafter Mt. Van H) which was the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics cross-country races (and bobsleigh/bobsled for 1932). There is a lovely story about the man for which Mt. Van Hoevenberg (oh all right sometimes … Continue reading The Woods are Calling and I Must Go – Mt. Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid, NY

Anything but Vacation – Lake Placid, NY

Where in the world to start with Lake Placid? I cannot think of a better place to spend a week during the Winter Olympics, yet our being there was an accident of fate, or rather hurricane. Originally our February vacation week was planned for Puerto Rico but then Maria happened and we had to make … Continue reading Anything but Vacation – Lake Placid, NY

Good times and teddy bears, too – Boston Globe Travel Show

Last Friday I volunteered to help a sister alum at her company's stand at the Boston Globe Travel Show. The company, called Wanderful, is a global network for women who love to travel. And that, of course, is me. There were three of us at the show on Friday evening, including the CEO who is … Continue reading Good times and teddy bears, too – Boston Globe Travel Show

Embracing Winter – Weston Ski Track, MA

When we moved from Brazil to Massachusetts in 2014, we had no idea what awaited us. Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, Polar Vortex, whatever you prefer to call it was a short season away from burying us under 110 inches of snow here in metrowest Boston. Honestly, I think I handled it pretty well with my husband traveling … Continue reading Embracing Winter – Weston Ski Track, MA

Badass – Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

With all due respect to my friends who waltz down powder-filled snowbowls in Colorado, Utah or Canada, you are not a badass skier until you ski with me and my friend Wendy in any list of icy, bitterly cold or sometimes rainy, Northeast mountains. To be truly badass, you have to look at a weather … Continue reading Badass – Loon Mountain, New Hampshire