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.

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7 Tips on Packing For That Caribbean Vacation

You don’t need much, honestly. Wasn’t a main reason for going there in the first place to get away from it all? But alas, there are a few essentials you won’t want to be without. Clothing for the Pool Sunscreen is a must for everyone. Some of us tend to [...]

International Flights: Some Dos and Don’ts to Make them Bearable

International Flights: Some Dos and Don’ts to Make them Bearable

Until we can have Scotty beam us up, we’re in for long hours when flying internationally. Here are a few tips that will hopefully help make it bearable. Stay on Schedule Don’t try to get a jump on time zones by changing your schedule before the trip. Living on London [...]

Cruising For Dummies: The Dos and Don’ts For a Successful Cruise

Cruising For Dummies: The Dos and Don’ts For a Successful Cruise

We don’t mean you’re looking for dummies, though with over three-thousand other passengers that shouldn’t be hard to do. Here are some tips, gleamed from experience, that should help you have a successful cruise. It’s all in the Name If you’re sailing on a cruise ship remember, it’s a ship, [...]

Paris in One Day and Night

Paris in One Day and Night

It’s hard to do and you’re going to miss so much, but if this is all the time you have, you should at least check out these few places. The LouvreOriginally built as a fortress in the late 12th century, the Louvre is one of the world’s largest and most [...]

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 [...]