Posts by: Louise Hudson

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Have You Heard About This Colorado Ski Scene?

Colorado is popular for ski lovers all over the world for its kickass slopes, absorbing legends about lofty tree skiing and oodles of high-altitude, powder snow. With their close proximity, Copper Mountain and Breckenridge are perfectly placed for a two-centre Colorado ski spree. A cute, family-style resort, Copper is just 1.5 hours from Denver and under half an hour from its bigger neighbour, Breckenridge.

Here’s a few other things that we betcha didn’t know about the ski scene at Copper Mountain and Breckenridge. Continue Reading →

Tea and Sandwiches at Wickwoods Country Club, Hotel and Spa

Guilt-Free Cream Tea (& Other Luxuries) in Southern England

On my lifelong search for the quintessential holiday fitness facility, I came across Wickwoods Country Club, Hotel and Spa, tucked away in England’s verdant Sussex Downs. It’s not just a private hangout for local ladies who lunch; it’s a boutique hotel with spa and gym with exercise classes, tennis and a ritzy restaurant. Oh, and an English cream tea destination to boot! Continue Reading →

Brugges Bruges Belgium

Where Can You Snort Chocolate and Drink 650 Types of Beer? Only in Bruges, Belgium

Squeezed between racy Amsterdam and cheese-mongering Paris, Belgium’s Bruges may seem small potatoes at first glance. But this fairy tale-like town has more to offer than Medieval architecture and canals. Foodies and ale-lovers flock to Bruges to indulge in calorific cuisine, craft beer, and some bizarre ways of ingesting chocolate (think: cocaine-style). Here are five things to love about Bruges’ food scene: Continue Reading →

Ski Lake Louise

Hit the Slopes of Lake Louise

From opening day in November, Lake Louise is a magnet for mainstay mountain lovers, eager to take advantage of the sensational six-month season. After a six months abstinence from the addictive sport, everyone relishes the face-numbing frigid fresh air on the quad, the whoosh of speed, legs dangling and windchill infiltrating miniscule gaps in hats and helmets. Continue Reading →

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From Seedy to Swanky: The Whitehorn Lodge Opens in Lake Louise, Alberta

(Above: Whitehorn Lodge Ice Bar; Photo credit: Dan Markham) A seedy sandwich joint transforms into modern mountain bistro serving gourmet fare year-round For many years, skiers and hikers at the Lake Louise Ski Resort in Canada have been waiting for an elegant eatery to open at the Whitehorn chalet, located on the front side of … Continue Reading →

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Discovering Decadent Dining in Denver

A traveller explores Denver’s vibrant food scene…one bite at a time Like most mountain lovers, when I visit Colorado I usually get a distant glimpse of a shimmering skyline as I bypass Denver en route to Breckenridge, Aspen, or Copper Mountain. But this time, with three days spare, I decided to tack a city scenario … Continue Reading →