Articles written by: Sean McCoy

TransRockies Run, The Ultra-Runners All-Inclusive Vacation

TransRockies Run, The Ultra-Runners All-Inclusive Vacation

Blasting rock and roll music, a huge cheer a countdown and the shout “go!” gave way to the sound of a 400 pairs of feet grinding over gravel. Within minutes of the start of the TransRockies Run, athletes were in their own worlds, stomping up narrow single track, along jeep [...]

11 Tips for a Great Moab Adventure

11 Tips for a Great Moab Adventure

Red rock arches toward the deep blue sky of the Utah desert. Fine grains of sand, carried by the wind, collide with the rock to fill the silent landscape with a pulsating hiss. Around another bend opens yet one more jaw dropping view of surreal lands carved by time and [...]

Closing Week Powder at Aspen Highlands

Closing Week Powder at Aspen Highlands

My knuckles were as white as the view out the windshield of my middle-aged Toyota Corolla. Cars and trucks littered the ditches. In the opposite lanes traffic stood still, sequestered behind a jackknifed semi trailer on I-70. It was April, and I was on my way to Aspen Highlands to [...]

Soak It Up at Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Soak It Up at Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Ethereal steam drifted through the cold winter air, shifting and swirling white against the black sky in the light of a nearly full moon. Hot water cascaded peacefully into the pool where dozens of people soaked in Strawberry Park Hot Springs. It was spring break, and while there were some [...]

Durango in a Day

Durango in a Day

The steel tank was 15 feet tall and full of beer and a man I’d just met was pulling me a pint. Right. From. The. Barrel. The foamy black goodness that is Vernal Menthe, Ska Brewing Company’s deliciously minty summer stout filled the glass and I toasted my hosts just [...]

Unique Spring Break Ideas

Unique Spring Break Ideas

For some, spring break means crowded beaches, bustling ski towns and, occasionally, drunken misbehavior fitting of Bluto. But if you are among the fortunate few who have a precious week of springtime freedom these overlooked vacation spots will treat you to a unique experience far from the crowds. Cochiti Mesa, [...]

A cruise ship passes kayakers in Nærøyfjord, Norway.

UNESCO World Heritage Fjords – By Kayak

It’s 60 degrees and raining. The water surrounding my kayak is about 40 degrees. I’m about to go in the drink – intentionally. The biting cold hits face first as I roll into the icy water of Sogne Fjord to prove to be certified by the Norwegian Canoe Association that [...]

The High-Life at The Sebastian

The High-Life at The Sebastian

My girlfriend and I had just checked into The Sebastian hotel in Vail. Our bags had barely hit the floor when there was a knock at the door. I opened the door to be greeted by a welcome gift of chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. And this was only the [...]

The Swankiest Slaughterhouse in Patagonia

The Swankiest Slaughterhouse in Patagonia

Three days of airplanes, buses and hostels brought me from Colorado to the banks of Last Hope Sound in Patagonia, Chile, where I blinked sleepily into the icy wind and wondered why my hosts had sent me on a tour of an old meat packing plant on the way to the iconic [...]