Travel planning these days is a bit like hopping into a game of double Dutch jump rope. One rope the pandemic, the other climate change. We managed to hit it about right from the pandemic standpoint, fully vaccinated and before the Delta and Omicron surges. We’d planned to escape Austin’s notoriously sweltering hot and humid July but were met with hotter than usual temperatures in Colorado, though without the humidity of Austin. At least it cools down at night in Colorado and the mountain scenery ignites the happy place in my soul.
With recent CDC guidelines dropping the indoor mask mandate for 75% of Americans, many are eager to come out of sheltering in place and start mapping out some fun summer plans. Included in this story are some of our favorite mountain spots to consider in Colorado along with some helpful tips woven in to make the most of your trip. (Finish reading the rest of my story on Johnnyjet.com here.)
Lori is a single mom of an adventurous 14 year old boy named, Ames and a well-behaved goofy labradoodle dog named Sandi. They live in Austin where they love to hike, cycle or do anything on the lake.
Lori grew up as an Air Force Brat which meant moving 8 times before heading off to college. Their moves included two tours overseas in England and Germany. Her mother was the Officer's Wives Club tour chairman in Germany and Lori often got to join her on trips to various parts of Europe. It was while living in Germany Lori learned to ski as a member of the Sitzmarkers ski club. Just about once a month for four years Lori got to ski in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. She joined her father at Swiss Ski School one year.
Lori's passion for travel never left her. Her main career has been in advertising as an award-winning copywriter where she's worked at top global ad agencies in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. It was while working on a tourism account (Park City) that she decided to pursue more travel writing. She's a graduate of Book Passages Travel Writing and Photographer's Workshop.
Her travel writing is published in The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, Shape, Women's Health & Fitness, divinecaroline.com, Coloradoski.com, Johnnyjet.com and her story, "Scared Shitless on Safari" was Editor's choice in the award-winning/New York Times Best Seller, Traveler's Tales' anthology Sand in My Bra & Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write from the Road.
In the parenting writing arena, Lori is published in Dallas Child, Dallas Baby and Thrive magazines as well as divinecaroline.com. Her estate-planning piece, "Where there's a Will there's a Way" won the gold award for best feature in Parenting Publications of America.
Globetrottermom is dedicated to parents who want to get out and explore more with their kids (and occasionally with four-legged fur babies in tow). You'll find destination pieces, gear reviews and tips on getting the most out of your travels with kiddos, dogs and girlfriend getaways.
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