Your Changing Life: Evaluating Your Life Insurance After Major Life Events

In the rush of excitement that comes with a major life event – a wedding day, closing on a house, welcoming home a new baby – it can be a challenge to feel confident that you’ve got all the boxes checked and are fully prepared for life’s big changes. Beyond those milestone events, the last …

Beyond the Par: Mix a Great Game With Mountain Views at Picturesque Golf Resorts

By Maggy Lehmicke Driving into Steamboat Springs, Colorado seemed like driving into the Swiss Alps with the views of rolling hills and valleys dotted with rustic ranches and herds of dairy cows. We rounded a corner 10 miles outside of town and were struck by 180-degree views of Lake Catamount and the infinite evergreens that …

Road Trip Locavore: How to Turn Your Next Vacation Into a Food Lover’s Adventure

By Kelly Clarke When the global pandemic struck, avid travelers Tim Carson and his wife, Marissa Fry, made a big leap: they rented out their California home, converted to remote work schedules and hit the pavement in their Ford F-150 with their two young children. They embarked on an epic, months-long road trip, traveling through …

Color and Coffee: Pair These Leaf-Peeping Destinations With a Cup of Local Coffee This Fall

By Dan Shryock Fallen leaves scent the cool breeze and crackle underfoot. It’s time to do some leaf peeping—otherwise known as viewing colorful fall foliage. Here are five places to enjoy the view, paired with five shops to get a warm drink afterward. The change of color pairs boldly with a warm cup of coffee. …

Chasing the Northern Lights: Adventures in Traveling to See the Alaskan Aurora Borealis

By Matt Wastradowski When my girlfriend and I booked a vacation to see the aurora borealis in Alaska, we figured we’d enjoy dazzling displays every night. We’d booked our trip for mid-March—one of the best times of year to see the northern lights. As long as forecasts were favorable, I assumed the sky would pop …

How to prepare the home front for an extended time away

By Maggy Lehmicke Let’s face the facts–when you’re planning a long travel trip, there’s inevitably something you’re going to forget. Maybe it’s toothpaste or travel-size shampoo. Other times it’s something more substantial, such as to make boarding reservations for your dog or renew your passport or an important prescription. Whatever it may be, forgetting something …

The Maine Attraction: Sea kayaking, lobster rolls and breweries a-plenty in Portland, Maine

By Teresa Ristow Pull up a chair on the deck of a weathered wooden pier in Portland, Maine, and listen to the squawks and cries of the thousands of seagulls welcoming you to their historic seaside city. Satisfy your tastebuds with a fresh lobster roll and locally made craft beer while feeling the salty breezes …