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What I Learned at ALT Summit

With my Editor from Sid Lee, Eve Martel

With my Editor from Sid Lee, Eve Martel of Tellement Swell

One of the biggest surprises from attending my very first ALT Summit was finding how collaborative the attendees and speakers really are. People are genuinely trying to help each other and get the real answers to all the social media, traffic and blogging-related questions we all have. The vibe is waaaay less competitive then some of the blogger conferences I have been to in the past.

Also – peeps go ALL OUT on their business cards. We’re talking creative bags containing a DIY contraption. Mine were not all that exciting all of a sudden. But I did appreciate how much effort people put into differentiating themselves and there are some beautiful creative souls out there.

Style blogger Garance Dore delivers the opening keynote

Fashion blogger Garance Dore delivers the opening keynote

I am not lying when I say this is the BEST blogger conference I have ever attended with top tier speakers and attendees. ALT-goers are serious about their work, but a fun and creative bunch to be around. I wouldn’t say it’s for newbie bloggers who are just starting out. All the seminars were more intermediate and high level and I felt that the conference price tag of $600 for two days attracted people who are serious and professional about their work. (more…)

Travel Guide: Park City, Utah

Park-City-Travel-Guide

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…)

North America’s Longest Alpine Slide!

Park-City-Alpine-Coaster

I was Salt Lake City this past weekend to attend Altitude Summit 2014 – or Alt Summit, a conference for bloggers. More on that coming in another post! Once the hoopla ended on Saturday morning, Paul and I headed out to Park City, Utah for – get this….a ride on North America’s LONGEST Alpine Slide!

It’s sort of like a roller coaster built into the mountain with hairpin turns and a hand brake to slow you down. How was it? See the helmet cam that we shot with our GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition for our ride down the mountain!

Check back soon for more fun photos from my trip to Park City, Utah!