A Mother-Son Weekend in the Catskills


My son and I recently spent some time in the Catskills. We basically jumped in our car and headed to the mountains for some R&R and a bit of bonding. He loves to ski, so knowing that was part of our plan was a big motivator for him. The Catskills is an interesting getaway choice because it offers so much to do for both children and adults, and we were both up to the challenge of checking it out. Equipped with a full tank of gas, we set out from Westchester for two days of adventure with a group of writers and their children. Where We Stayed Our Read More


Capturing Ski Memories with the Help of Epic Mix


I was really excited when I was skiing in Vail recently and learned about Epic Mix.  Epic Mix is a whole new way of skiing and capturing yourself on camera.  You no longer have to worry about carrying your camera on the slopes and having to stop in your tracks on the mountain. Photographers are scattered around the mountain taking photographs and the photos are captured on your EpixMix card, which also serves as your lift ticket.  It's inside your pocket, not even out, and manages to capture all the day's memories. It doesn't only take pictures, it Read More


Where to Take Your Kids Skiing in NY and Connecticut

There are so many reasons people are fortunate to live in Westchester.  First and foremost, there is the proximity to New York City.  One can jump on the Metro North train and whiz into the city to work, play or eat.  Space is another issue – one can buy a house with a yard in Westchester.  But what some people don’t realize is one valuable reason: SKIING.  There are ski slopes that are less than one hour from our doorstep.  As a result, my kids are growing up to be born skiers.  There are ski slopes in Northern Westchester and Southern Connecticut that Read More


Skiing with the Kids

I was 25 when I went on my first ski trip. I was living in NYC and joined a group of singles on a trip to Killington in Vermont. I liked it but was such a novice, however I felt exhilarated flying down the slopes.   I also loved the whole concept of sitting by a fire and drinking hot chocolate between trips up and down the mountain.  I also quite liked the whole ski culture, which is very international and has its own flavor. Since I met dear hubby who has a passion for skiing, I've gotten more into the spirit of the sport and look forward to Read More