Author Archives: Kara Williams

About Kara Williams

Kara Williams makes her home downvalley from Aspen with her husband and two school-age children. The freelance writer covers travel for a variety of magazines, newspapers and websites, and co-owns TheVacationGals.com. Kara is also an ambassador and contributor to Mountain Reservations. Connect to Kara Williams: Google+ | Twitter

Top Colorado Summer Festivals

As much fun as it is to visit Colorado in the winter months for some of the best downhill skiing on the planet, I love summer in the mountains because of its glorious weather – blue skies, low humidity and … Continue reading

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Favorite Aspen Restaurants

While Aspen is known for its stellar ski slopes, hopping nightlife and upscale shops, the small town also delivers quite a punch when it comes to dining. From casual burger joints to intimate sushi restaurants (yes, excellent sushi in the … Continue reading

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Highlights of The Springs Condominiums at Keystone Resort

During one of the coldest weekends on record in Colorado earlier this year, my family and I stayed at The Springs condominiums at Keystone Resort. In fact, it was so cold – it barely reached above zero degrees Fahrenheit on … Continue reading

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Cool Ski-Resort Chairlifts and Gondolas in North America

“It’s the journey, not the destination, that matters most” just might apply to some of the cool chairlifts and gondolas found at ski areas across North America. These speedy, warm, record-setting or quirky contraptions make it fun to ride to … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Book a Vacation Rental for Your Next Family Trip

My family and I are huge fans of vacation rentals when we travel. We’ve rented houses, condominiums or apartments in Hawaii, Mexico, Colorado and Utah in recent years. As an alternative to standard hotel rooms, vacation rentals offer many benefits. … Continue reading

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Winter Adventures for Families in Aspen

Families flock to Aspen’s ski trails each winter – after all, the four mountains offer incredibly varied terrain, plus stellar ski schools and upbeat on-mountain dining. But there’s so much outdoor adventure for families to enjoy off the slopes as … Continue reading

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Aspen in Autumn

Once Labor Day rolls around, the summer crowds disappear, and the crisp, cool mornings descend, it’s a lovely time to visit the chic mountain town of Aspen, Colorado. The vibe is decidedly mellower, you can find some great prices at … Continue reading

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