Western Spirit Cycling

When to Start Planning a Biking Trip

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Oct 6, 2016 7:00:00 PM

People always ask us how far in advance they should plan their biking trip. Here's some insight from our years of experience to help you decide.

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Topics: biking trip, newbies, planning a trip

All About Telluride Hiking

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Sep 22, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Telluride, Colorado is a town like no other, surrounded by peak after peak of amazing mountains with endless terrain to explore. Hiking is surely the most popular activity in the summer, and there’s plenty of great cycling as well. Here’s what you need to know about hiking in Telluride

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Topics: Telluride, hiking

Why Telluride is the New Aspen

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Sep 8, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Aspen is a legendary, Rocky Mountain town, famous for its skiing, hiking, art, and distinct culture. But have you heard about Telluride, it’s slightly more secluded, just as epic cousin? Here are a few reasons why we think Telluride is the new Aspen.

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Topics: Telluride

A Rundown of the Best Resorts for A Family Vacation

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Aug 25, 2016 7:00:00 PM

When you travel with your family, it’s nice to have access to a variety of activities that allow you to take advantage of all that a destination has to offer—without too much research or mid-trip decision-making. Here are our three favorite resorts to take our family—and then a fun idea to take things to the next level!

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Topics: family trip, family, travel

Four Active Family Vacation Ideas

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Aug 11, 2016 7:00:00 PM

As you get the kids ready for school and catch up on laundry from summer adventures, it’s a great time to start planning next summer’s activities! If your family is anything like mine, you have the best time when you’re active together. Vacations scheduled around physical activities can be challenging to plan and execute, but we’ve got some ideas to help you get your family outside next summer, or even before.

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Topics: cycling, river trips, hiking

Four Epic Water Sports You Have to Try

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Jul 28, 2016 7:00:00 PM

For lots of people, the term “water sports” conjures up images of boats, wakeboards, water skis, wakeskates, and a number of other high-speed, gas-powered, adrenaline-pumping pastimes. I’ve had my share of good times behind a boat, but out here in Moab—where water is precious and the scenery is amazing—I prefer the more natural brand of water sports. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Topics: rafting, outdoor sports

Six Fun Things To Do at the Grand Canyon

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Jul 14, 2016 7:00:00 PM

The Grand Canyon is inarguably one of the most overwhelmingly beautiful places in the United States. Its magnitude, color palate, wildlife, and history have fascinated countless visitors for hundreds of years.

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Topics: grand canyon

All About Whitewater Rafting

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Jun 23, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Whitewater rafting is a thrilling, fun, and unique way to get outside and connect with friends and loved ones. When we think of rafting, I think most of us picture big rapids and major adrenaline rushes. While there are plenty of ways to up-level your rafting experience, there are also plenty of opportunities for guided beginner rafting experiences. Whether you’re looking for an idea for a week-long family vacation, a shorter retreat for coworkers, or a reunion for old friends, rafting is a great safe and team-oriented way to bring your group together.

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Topics: Moab, rafting, vacation ideas

Tips for Traveling With a Group on Any Trip

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Jun 9, 2016 7:00:00 PM

It's no secret that traveling with people can come with challenges. Leaving the comforts of home often brings out the best in people—and can also bring to light some less desirable traits. If you've taken trips with groups, you've probably learned lessons of your own, but here are some things we've learned over the years that might keep you from learning the hard way.

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Topics: biking trips, traveling, groups

Outdoor Summer Vacation Ideas for the Family

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on May 26, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Looking for something a little different to do with your family this summer? How about investing some time and energy into developing a skill that you can all enjoy together? Learning and having adventures together are guaranteed to make meaningful memories with your loved ones—and there are usually plenty of laughs along the way. Here are a few of our favorite activities that make for great family vacations, and some even include a pastime that you can enjoy together all year round!

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Topics: summer, family