Articles written by: Michael Ryan

Michael is a full-time musician and freelance writer residing in Morrison, Colorado. He enjoys downhill skiing, traveling and attempting to play golf. He excels in the sport of extreme napping so if you must call, make it after noon.

6 of the Biggest and Best Outdoor Skating Rinks in the Rockies

6 of the Biggest and Best Outdoor Skating Rinks in the Rockies

Why glide indoors when the best skating is outside in the Rockies? Here are our favorites for outdoor skating in the Rocky Mountain West. Evergreen Lake, Evergreen, CO The 40 acre Evergreen Lake has over 8 acres of maintained ice. With hockey rinks and free space, this rink is a [...]

Colorado Breakfast Stops to Fuel Up on the Way to the Slopes

Colorado Breakfast Stops to Fuel Up on the Way to the Slopes

With a full day of skiing ahead of you, you’re going to need some fuel.  Here are just a few of the many great stops on the way to the Colorado slopes. The Bagelry / Bergen Park Take the Evergreen exit right before the big traffic jam on I-70 heading [...]

December Beach Vacations

December Beach Vacations

If you thought your idea to spend the Christmas holidays in the Caribbean was a novel one, you’re in for a surprise. Whether it’s to avoid the snow, the cold or your drunken Uncle Marty at the holiday dinner table, it’s a dream that may be hard to fulfill. Mexico [...]

Holiday Air Travel Made Easier

Holiday Air Travel Made Easier

You’re stressed out as it is. You didn’t get all your shopping done, you have to navigate the so called “Friendly Skies” and Aunt Celia expects you to be wearing that hideous sweater she got you last year when she picks you up at the airport. Here are a few [...]

Panama: Is This The New Costa Rica?

Panama: Is This The New Costa Rica?

With new resorts, increasing tourist numbers and more stability, Panama is luring more and more visitors away from their neighbors to the north. Numbers are Up This year Panama expects more than 2 million tourists to flock to their jungles, mountains and beaches. With a population of around 3.5 million, [...]

Islands Less Traveled

Islands Less Traveled

Sure, anyone can fly to Jamaica, St. Thomas or The Cayman Islands. Okay, not just anyone, but for something really special, try one of these. Grenada Known as the “Island of Spice”, Granada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, and just northeast of Venezuela. Most of us know it [...]

10 Ways to Make Traveling Easier

10 Ways to Make Traveling Easier

It should be, “Oh boy, we’re going travelling” not “Oh Brother.” We hope these tips will help you discover the friendly skies and the joy of travelling. Hot Ticket Airline ticket prices change daily or even hourly. Fair? No. True? Yes. There are several website that will help this situation [...]

6 Excursions You Should Take When Vacationing on the Mayan Riviera

6 Excursions You Should Take When Vacationing on the Mayan Riviera

Sure, that all-inclusive resort is mighty relaxing but there is more to the Yucatan Peninsula than swim-up bars, poolside service and unlimited buffets. Believe it or not, there are a whole slew of activities going on right outside those walls. Here are a few not to miss. Chichen Itza Built [...]

Safe, Safer and Safest: How to Avoid Trouble in Europe and the U.K

Safe, Safer and Safest: How to Avoid Trouble in Europe and the U.K

It’s hard enough earning the money it took to travel overseas so make sure you’re the only one spending it. Okay, I’ll admit it’s the wife spending it since my idea of a European shopping spree is a ball cap that has “Rome” on the front. Still, hanging on to [...]

Venice, Florence and Rome in Three Days: It Can Be Done

Venice, Florence and Rome in Three Days: It Can Be Done

You can sure try to see everything, I know I did, but there’s just too much to see in all three of these fabulous towns. Here are few suggestions from a truly, geeky tourist. Venice If you go to Disneyland, you have to see Mickey. If you go to Paris [...]