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“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love.” ` John Steinbeck What is glamping? It’s slang for glamorous camping. Think Robert Redford washing Meryl Streep’s hair on safari in Out of Africa. Glamping in Montana has been called the American Safari, and for good reason. If you are considering a trip to Big Sky country, you should add the Resort at Paws Up to your bucket list. You […] Continue reading →

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“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”― Norman Maclean “A River Runs Through It” There is a reason that writers wax poetic about this river, it’s that enchanting. There are dozens of ways to enjoy the Blackfoot River when you are guest at The Resort at Paws Up. Here’s a quick how to on the various river activities offered. What you need to know: You can enjoy the river for free. I didn’t really get that when we first […] Continue reading →

The Resort at Paws Up

  If you love sport shooting, you’re going to love the range at Paws Up. If you are slightly horrified that I let my children shoot, read on, I’m about to change your mind. My husband grew up with guns. He is such a redneck that he would go duck hunting before school and then arrive at his first class still in hunting gear. His dad taught him gun safety first and foremost, my husband wants to pass that on to his sons. I just wanted to shoot stuff because it seemed fairly […] Continue reading →

The Resort at Paws Up

The Resort at Paws Up is a working ranch with a luxury resort plopped in the middle of it. Because it’s a real ranch there are ample opportunities for authentic cowboy adventures. From pony rides for little ones to actual cattle drives, there’s something for every horse lover. What you need to know: Though they offer trail rides for beginners, if you’ve never been on horseback before I recommend booking a private lesson. I heard one guest refer to the horses as “big […] Continue reading →

The Resort at Paws Up

“In our family there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing” ~A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean I had no interest in fly fishing. I have never fished, it did not appeal to me. Then I fished the Blackfoot River and I became a convert, a believer, a disciple of the cutthroat. Paws Up is located in the “golden triangle” of western trout fishing. This meant nothing to me until I was on the river. I spent almost more time with my camera in hand than my fishing […] Continue reading →

The Resort at Paws Up

The Lake House is owned by The Resort at Paws Up and is set on the banks of the nearby crystal clear Seeley Lake. This is one of the more affordable, and in my opinion fabulous, family activities offered at The Resort at Paws Up. What you need to know: You will meet at the Wilderness Outpost for a 20 minute drive to the lake house. You will likely be sharing the house with at least one other family. If you are doing a morning trip, your guides will make lunch for you there. There are also […] Continue reading →

The Cottages on Charleston Harbor

Thinking of visiting Charleston, South Carolina? You’re not alone. Charleston just keeps rolling in the awards. Most recently they were declared one of the friendliest towns in the world. They have also been voted the Number One City in the USA by readers of Conde’ Nast Traveler for three years running. The holy city has no shortage of fabulous places to stay, but if you are bringing the family, want to stay in style and comfort, I have the perfect hotel for you. The Cottages on […] Continue reading →

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At every resort I ask for their “signature cocktail”. Upon arriving at the luxury ranch Paws Up in Montana I had no more mentioned this than I had a Huckleberry Hound in hand. It was only noon. Now that’s a good day. The best part? The cute little bartender was so young she didn’t even know that Huckleberry Hound was a cartoon character. If you didn’t know that either than you are too young to read my blog. I grew up picking huckleberries in Seattle as a little […] Continue reading →

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Do you dream of getting away for a weekend to yourself? Lots of healthy food that you didn’t cook? Some massages and yoga? Spending time with your best friends? Canyon Ranch has partnered with author Emily Liebert on both a weekend in Lenox to celebrate the launch of her new book and a separate super luxe giveaway. I caught up with Emily to get the details on both fabulous events and to find out a little more about her. I can’t even get a blog post written with kids underfoot, […] Continue reading →

Gwyneth Paltrow Paws Up

I am always on the look out for the perfect bag. Hand bag, suitcase, travel bag. There are a lot of poorly designed travel accessories out there. When I was offered the chance to review a bag that was designed by a fellow frequent traveler, and a woman, I wondered if someone had finally made a better mouse trap. If you read my blog, it’s no secret that I travel a LOT. I actually never unpack. I have a few toiletry bags that are always ready to go. Not because I am organized, rather I […] Continue reading →