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Travel Guide: Park City, Utah

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The Town Lift takes you from Main Street right on to the ski hill

I am married to a man who loves to snowboard.

After spending years as a snow bunny on the sidelines, I finally took up skiing last year and fell in love with the sport. So when a blogging conference came up in Salt Lake City last month, Paul did not hesitate to join once he discovered that he could go snowboarding every day while I was at my conference. Once I wrapped up my work, I took a couple days off and made it into a vacation and off we went to neighbouring Park City for a winter ski and snowboard getaway!

Sundance-Festival

Getting There – Shuttles from Salt Lake City run around $35 each way per person. We opted to rent an SUV from the airport for around $70/day so we could come and go on our own schedule. Since we were not staying at the base of the ski hill and wanted to explore on our own – this was a good option. The drive from Salt Lake City Airport to Park City takes about 45 minutes and you’ll be hitting the slopes in no time. I flew direct from Los Angeles for about $200 round-trip and takes about 90 minutes. (more…)

Cooking with Kelsey Nixon!

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I am officially back from ALT Summit! After spending a week or so in Salt Lake City for my first ALT blogging conference and visiting Park City to work on my skiing skills – I am wiped. My brain is actually about to explode from all the new things I’ve learned…which I will share with you all tomorrow!

But first things first. I had amazing time cooking with Kelsey Nixon from the Food Network as part of a series of sponsor dinners held on the Wednesday night before ALT actually kicked off. I also love that we are sort of the same height (see above). The night started off with me rushing to the venue straight from SLC airport after a two-hour mechanical delay at LAX – blergh.

Birthday-Cake-Sprinkles

The 20 or so bloggers that signed up for the cooking class + dinner with Kelsey all squealed with delight when we saw the mini rainbow sprinkle cakes spread throughout the kitchen at Orson Gygi. They did double-duty as decor AND dessert – so smart! (more…)