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I spoke to US News + World Report about budget-friendly family getaways after the school year begins.   By September, crowds have dissipated in Park City, ushering in the pleasant and inexpensive shoulder season, explains family travel expert Amy Tara Koch. She points to the Grand Summit Hotel, located in Canyons Village, as an ideal lodging choice for families. Apart from reduced post-summer lodging rates (goSeek.com currently lists three-star hotels offering nightly rates under $100 in September),...

ssFall means crisper temperatures, the changing of the leaves and a perfect time for outdoor activities. Here are some top spots to bring the fall season to life. On Labor Day, I chatted with Good Day LA about this topic. Video below.      1. Montana: Whitefish, Glacier During the summer, Glacier National Park sees over 1 million visitors. After August, the park becomes less congested so the chances seeing wildlife increases.  Stay in Whitefish  (25 miles to West...

I hadn't been on the skis in 17 years. It’s not that anything scary happened on the slopes. It’s just been kind of busy in Koch Land, raising kids, traveling for work, writing and trying to create balance in my crazy working crazy life. Whenever skiing came up, my husband said, why don’t we just go somewhere warm? So, we did. But, last year, an invitation to go skiing in Park City came from a...

The minute I walk in, I know I’ve been duped. Yet another hipster hotel disguised as a “luxury boutique” property. I sigh with disappointment as I take in the tell tale signs: unappealing 50s furniture, brown, Motel 6 style carpeting, cheap window treatments, framed posters, low light, no closet and a dark bathroom that disdains amenities (poor lighting, no hooks, absence of q-tips, minimal counter space) for women. Hipster hotels suck. They are bare bones...