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Catch The Freshest Powder At America’s Best Ski Spots

If you’re looking for the best skiing in America, look no further than these awesome spots. 

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Ski season is in full swing and all across America, people are hitting the slopes for some good old fashioned fun in the snow. It’s one of our favorite past times and there are so many great places to get some good skiing in throughout the country. So if you’ve got the itch and are planning to take yourself a ski weekend sometime soon, why not do it at some of the best slopes in the country!

Here is our list of the absolute best ski destinations in America. Have you been to all of them? If not, what are you waiting for?!

TAOS, NEW MEXICO

People don’t often think if skiing when they think of New Mexico, but the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains finds itself in this beautiful state and allows for some truly amazing skiing. In Taos in particular, people come from miles around to navigate their unusually long and narrow slopes. But don’t worry, they still have plenty of bunny hills and more amateur-friendly runs for the less-experienced skier.

BIG SKY, MONTANA

Montana is one of the most beautiful states in the country and naturally their skiing is no exception. And then best skiing in Montana is easily in the aptly named city of Big Sky. The views are absolutely incredible in every direction, including a glimpse of Yellowstone National Park itself to the southeast. The slopes here start as high as 4,350 feet and there are over 5,800 acres of skiable land. Amazing.

JAY, VERMONT

Placed ever so delicately just under the US-Canada border, this little ski town is as quaint as it gets. Not only is the town itself adorably scenic and more laid-back than most, but the skiing is actually pretty awesome too! And if you go at just the right time of year, you can hit the Jay Peak Resort water park after a morning on the slopes for a little surf and turf!

STOWE, VERMONT

We stay in cozy Vermont for our next great ski spot, Stowe. It’s a little resort town that sits right at the base of Vermont’s highest mountain. And you’re not going to believe this… but it’s charming as all heck! The massive Mount Mansfield attracts adrenaline junkies from all around the world every year for its many awesome slopes. And if you want to get the full ski weekend experience, stay at the Stowe Mountain Lodge that sits right at the base of Mount Mansfield.

MAMMOTH LAKES, CALIFORNIA

Plenty of people around the country like to bash on California and its residents, but there’s no denying it’s one of the most beautiful states in the country. The unique combination of perfect beaches and breathtaking mountains, all within a couple hours of each other, makes it truly one of a kind.

And in terms of just skiing, Mammoth Lakes has some of the best you’ll find in all of America. But there’s more than just great skiing there! If you’re the sight-seeing type, you have to check out Rainbow Falls in Devils Postpone National Monument. It’s pretty darn beautiful!

NORTH CONWAY, NEW HAMPSHIRE

A mere three hours north of Boston you will find this idyllic little ski town. North Conway features an especially scenic valley and has some of the highest annual snowfalls in all the country. It’s not uncommon for the ski seasons to start in November and go all the way to May in this area of New Hampshire. So you have no excuses for not making it up there! And if you need any extra motivation, New Hampshire doesn’t have sales tax!

BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO

OK… now I know I’ve talked a lot about the most beautiful states in the country… but I really feel like Colorado has got to be in the top two. Every time I’m in Colorado I can just barely contain myself while looking in literally any direction. It’s just so, so beautiful. As for skiing in Colorado, it doesn’t really get better than Breckenridge.

It can get a little pricey though, so be sure to book your trip in advance. Believe me, it’ll be worth it!

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How to Vacation During the Coronavirus

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The coronavirus may seem to be a big hurdle if you’re planning a vacation, but it’s not impossible.

Still, the best place to have a vacation is in your home, but if you still plan to travel, try to avoid unnecessary contact with people outside of your household and be aware of the risks.

So here are the rules:

Know the Rules on Where You are Going

Knowing the rules keeps you informed if places are closed or not; it also helps you prepare more for where you are going.

Avoid Places with Rising or High Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

The coronavirus is highly contagious and takes weeks for symptoms to show. So the more significant the rise of known cases, the higher the chance that they’re people who are roaming about that are infected.

Get Tested

Getting tested for Covid-19 before and after you’re going to travel because you might already be a carrier. When someone is visiting, get them tested too.

Try to be Extra Cautious When You Fly

Social distancing is difficult when flying since you are within 6 feet with each other therefore you need to take all precautions like wearing a mask except when drinking or eating, washing hands, and also consider your transport to and from the airport since public transportation will put you in more risk of getting the virus.

Avoid Crowded Areas

If you see a flock of people stay away. Beaches, malls, restaurants, and bars tend to have a lot of people, so be wary of those. You can lower your risk by trying to dine outside of the restaurant and practicing proper social distancing.

Don’t Travel with anyone Who is Sick

If you have anyone with symptoms of the virus, leave them at home. If you’ve been in contact with anyone who’s recently found to have the virus get tested. You do not want to spread the virus in any way. So if you or anyone in your household shows symptoms, please stay at home.

Bring a Face Mask

By now, you probably know how vital wearing face masks are on how they prevent the spread of the virus. Packing more than one for yourself and your kids is preferred, or you could buy those washable ones that have more layers that prevent more particles that you eject from talking, sneezing, and coughing.

Minimize Contact with People Not in Your Immediate Group

The more people you come in contact with, the higher the risk of you getting the virus. It’s best to be with people from your household for now. Remember to social distance by following the markings on the ground when going into lines. Always wear a mask and wash your hands.

Dine Outside

If you know you’ll be eating into a lot of restaurants, try to call ahead or ask if you could dine outside. Eating outside lowers the risk of getting the coronavirus since it’s being dispersed by the airflow rather than being collected in a single spot indoors. 

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Safe Travel Spots For Travel Currently

  

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International travel broadens the mind and brings people closer together. That’s why it’s an ideal option for parents that want to give their children a life-changing experience. But, you have to be careful. There are plenty of places in the world that aren’t safe for family vacations. That’s why we put together this list of international destinations that are great and safe options for the whole family.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand is known for being a beautiful and friendly country. And Auckland is its crown jewel in that department. The abundant wildlife alone makes it worth the visit. But other major attractions include Frodo’s home from the “Lord Of The Rings” series, and the Auckland War Memorial Museum. It truly makes for a safe and fun trip for the whole family!

IRELAND

Ireland is every kid’s dream. Who hasn’t fantasized about being a king or queen in a castle?! Well, Ireland has enough castles for 10 family vacations. And you can even take your kids to the pub! It’s common practice there so it’s perfectly safe. Plus it’s a great way to experience the local culture. Personally, I can’t wait to visit Ireland.

 

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

Iceland is just about as safe as it gets, making the top ten on both the Global Peace Index and the World Economic Forum’s lists for safety and security. This is due in large part to its incredibly low crime rate. But there’s much more to take in when visiting Reykjavik, including the Sage Museum, natural thermal baths, and tiny Icelandic horses. Who doesn’t love tiny horses?!

MAURITIUS

Mauritius is another country that was ranked highly on the Global Peace Index for safety and security and is the highest of the African countries on the list. This is due mostly to its distance from the rest of the African continent, which is known for not being safe. It is also this distance that makes it the island getaway vacation that families dream of. Be sure to check out the aquarium and snorkel around the reefs while you’re there!

 

THIMPHU

Tucked away in the Himalayan mountains, Bhutan is a country lost in time. They just added their first traffic lights a few years ago! But they’re also the second-ranked Asian country on the Global Peace Index list of safe and secure countries. So it’s bound to be a peaceful and educational trip for you and your family. Be sure to check out Buddha Dordenma, the largest Buddha statue in the world. 

SINGAPORE

Singapore is easily the smallest place on this list, measuring it at just 50 square miles. But it has more than enough fun for the family. Not to mention it’s all the way up at #6 on the World Economic Forum’s list of safe and secure countries! Top attractions include an abundant aviary, nighttime wildlife tours, and an indoor snow park. Definitely worth seeing before the kids head off to college. 


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International Traveling On A Budget During Covid

  

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Most people wish they took more vacations. I know I do. But traveling is so darn expensive! How am I supposed to be able to afford a trip anywhere, let alone somewhere out of the country? Well have no fear, Jetlaggin is here! Check these five international destinations that are much cheaper than you think.

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA

Medellin is an affordable travel destination in Colombia as it’s actually its third major behind Cartagena and Bogota. The weather is perfect nearly all year long, and ever since the days of Pablo Escobar, the city has put a strong focus on rebuilding the city and attracting a new batch of young, hip, cosmopolitan inhabitants. This means plenty of beautiful museums and art galleries. Hotels only cost around $70 a night, and meals shouldn’t cost much more than $15. These low prices allow for two people to enjoy five days in Medellin for around just $800.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

Some people are wary of traveling to Mexico these days. But it’s capital, Mexico City, is still a beautiful vacation destination that you can enjoy on the cheap. Whether it’s hotels, restaurants, or the many art and cultural attractions that can be found throughout the city, there are surprisingly affordable options for just about everything. Just be smart and explore your options. It’s not hard to find a hotel room for a hundred bucks a night, and you can easily live off delicious street food for your whole trip. Not to mention the public transportation system in the city is cheap and extremely accessible. You could easily take a two-person, seven-day vacation to Mexico City for around $1,000.

BARCELONA, SPAIN

Barcelona is a truly beautiful city in a beautiful country. But you’ll have to be careful when attempting to pull off an affordable trip there, as the city is flooded with tourists in the summer. Hotel rates are on the higher side, averaging around $150 per night. But there are so many things to be enjoyed in Barcelona for free, particularly the beaches. As for meals, as long as you stay away from the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas area, you should be able to find plenty of cheap eating options. You could enjoy a lovely four day, two-person vacation to Barcelona for around $1,100-$1,300.

SOUTHERN VIETNAM

Vietnam still has a slightly negative connotation around it these days, but make no mistake, it is a fascinating country that is ideal for a cheap vacation. Flights will be your biggest expense, as they don’t exactly run cheap. But if you’re ok living off street food for most of your trip and taking a lot of public transportation, once you’re there you don’t have to spend all that much money. Some of the best attractions revolve around exploring, including the Cu Chi Tunnels used during the Vietnam War, the city of Can Tho off the Mekong Delta, and the Cai Rang Floating Market. You can pull off a two-person, five-day vacation to Vietnam for around $1,400.

QUITO, ECUADOR

Quito is one of the often forgotten gems of South America. It offers incredible outdoor and hiking activities, historic relics and architecture from thousands of years ago, and a bustling urban area with a great nightlife scene. Also be sure to take in the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, the Museo de la Ciudad, and the Museo Casa del Alabado. And if you have enough time, head out of the city to check out the Cotopaxi National Park for some of the best scenery around. A whole week-long, two-person vacation would cost just around $2,000.


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