No one is pretending skiing is an inexpensive sport, but this season Idaho’s Sun Valley Resort, one of the few privately owned major ski resorts in the United States, is easing the pain in your wallet with deals on lift passes and lodging.
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With lift tickets topping $100 a day at major ski resorts, a family ski vacation can be an expensive prospect before you even think about hotels and meals — and if you don’t live within driving distance of snow-covered mountains. But you can trim that to fit the budget by looking at some of the smaller family-friendly ski resorts with affordable tickets. All these resorts offer lift tickets at less than $75 a day for adults, with packages and deals that make them even more affordable.
Whether you love it, hate it or don’t celebrate, Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. It’s really just another day, but this year, it happens to be a Friday, which means all the more reason to celebrate — even if it’s only in honor of TGIF. While everyone is scrambling to make dinner reservations and flower deliveries, there are some tasteful celebrations happening around the world you may be missing.
With technology advancing faster than ever, children globally are becoming attached to devices. Adults too. Our Netflix queue and ever-expanding inbox call our names even when we’re on vacation. We carry distractions with us everywhere, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to truly connect with your loved ones.
One thing most first-time L.A. tourists do when they arrive in the city, at least the sun-loving ones, is plan a beach day. Well, that can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on traffic. L.A.’s premier beach locale is famously Santa Monica — see countless songs and movie scenes — and for a few days or more with the family, it’s definitely worth the hike.