Archive by author: Karen AspReturn
Karen Asp is a health-conscious travel junkie who counts Paris, Chicago, Barcelona, and Jackson Hole, Wyo., among her favourite places. She loves travelling anywhere that adventure – whether physical or cultural – abounds. Some of her most memorable experiences were: Swimming with penguins in the Galapagos; hiking the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu; logging two 10Ks on two different continents (Australia and North America) on the same day, and tandem paragliding in Jackson Hole. Along with being an avid craft brew and gelato fan, she holds five world records in Nordic walking and a full-time career as a journalist. She’s a contributing editor for Woman’s Day and writes for numerous other leading publications, including Islands, More, O, SELF, Health, Parade, Prevention, Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple, Travelife, Shape and Martha Stewart Living.
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Healthy campers are California Dreamin'

Healthy campers are California Dreamin'

Writer Karen Asp visits two fitness camps while in California and learns that you can still enjoy yourself while getting in shape while on vacation.
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Something's brewing on Colorado ski slopes

Something's brewing on Colorado ski slopes

BRECKENRIDE, CO — Skiing and beer (après, that is) go together like peanut butter and jelly. That’s why when it comes to planning a winter vacation, you can’t go wrong by heading to Colorado, home of 25 ski resorts and more than 350 breweries.
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Animal Lovers Hang Out with some Best Friends

Animal Lovers Hang Out with some Best Friends

KANAB, UT - This is a two-stoplight town with a population of just over 4,000, which may not sound like much reason to visit. Until, that is, you consider its location in what’s called the Golden Circle just outside Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks.
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They're Doing 'Cart Wheels' in Portland

They're Doing 'Cart Wheels' in Portland

PORTLAND - This city might be best known as America’s craft beer capital but anybody who’s visited this hip Oregon city where man buns, flannel shirts and funky doughnuts reign, will know it for something different — its food carts.
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Snowmass Steps out from Shadows of Aspan

Snowmass Steps out from Shadows of Aspan

SNOWMASS, CO - The menu reads like one of Manhattan’s five-star finest: elk stroganoff, butternut squash soup, and wild salmon salad. Here’s the catch, though ...
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Whistling a Different Tune in Wisconsin

Whistling a Different Tune in Wisconsin

KOHLER, WI - If you’ve pegged Wisconsin as America’s cheese capital, give yourself credit. The state actually produces more than 600 different varieties of cheese. Golf fans, however, might know Wisconsin — Kohler, in particular — better as home of the American Club Resort and its famous Whistling Straits Golf Course (its sister course is Blackwolf Run) where in August (2015) the PGA Championship was held for a third time.
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Laguna Beach is really Super

Laguna Beach is really Super

LAGUNA BEACH, CA. - They say you can’t walk on water, but you can stand on it ... if you have the right equipment.
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South Beach Foodie Tour is Easy to Digest

South Beach Foodie Tour is Easy to Digest

MIAMI - If the way to man’s heart is through his stomach, then maybe the path to a city’s soul is through its cuisine. A food tour through Miami’s famed South Beach district might just answer that question.
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San Francisco is the Wheel Deal

San Francisco is the Wheel Deal

SAN FRANCISCO - It's not that I forgot how hilly San Francisco is. But I'm a sucker for walking so when I arrived in the city to learn that I had only a long walk from the BART train station to the Huntington Hotel where I was staying, I thought no sweat. I
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Living in the Fast Lane in Indy

Living in the Fast Lane in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - I’m no speed demon … I’m not even a car fan. But I’ve been promised the “ride of my life” at the Indy Racing Experience, so I’m donning a race suit, helmet and gloves and climbing into a super-fast race car at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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