New Mexico and The Ojo Caliente Spa

Breathtaking! (And the view is nice too) At 7,000 feet above sea level in some places, the Land of Enchantment has thin air and hot days requiring visitors to drink more water than usual to stay hydrated. North of Albuquerque, past the Indian casinos and past the capital city of Santa Fe is the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa.Travel Guides here First opened in 1880 as a health spa, the resort sits at the foot of an ancient Indian Pueblo that dates back 700 years. It is … [Read more...]

The End is Near for Skiing and Snowboarding

Winter could be found at the ski resorts! Seems like we waited all year for winter and while there were hints of it here in southeast Michigan, Fall really rolled into Spring. However, because snow making is available at all four ski resorts in our area, skiing and snowboarding were going on most of the season. The temperatures are going up and it feels like Summer is just around the corner. The word “rain” is the “Voldemort” of ski season; it’s the weather condition that shall not be … [Read more...]

Snowy Escapes Close to Home

Skiing and Snowboarding in Southeast Michigan Jump into your ski boots or grab your snowboard – it’s time to spice up winter – the ski resorts are NOW open. Snow sports are a wonderful way to help us get through a chilly Michigan winter. Alpine skiing, or downhill skiing, is more popular than snowboarding nationally; however, it seems to be going in the other direction here in the Midwest. Gail Winterhalter, operations manager from Alpine Valley, says “about 60% are snowboarders” at her … [Read more...]