Christina Uticone

Vermont Ski Report: Burlington, Stowe, and Killington

by Christina Uticone on November 25, 2011

When the spectacular foliage of fall gives way to winter, Vermont becomes a playground for outdoor winter sport enthusiasts. Anything you can do on snow you can do — and do better — in Vermont! There is no shortage of amazing skiing and snowboarding in Vermont, which boasts 20 alpine ski resorts and 30 cross-country […]


Celebrate the Snow with a Ski Vacation for the Holidays

by Christina Uticone on October 11, 2011

This holiday season, instead of escaping the snow, embrace it! There is nothing like being outside in the winter, enjoying a fresh layer of powder while you ski downhill, or along the trails through a quiet, peaceful forest. A ski escape during the holidays is a fun way to be active, spend quality time with […]


Planning a Vacation in Greece

by Christina Uticone on September 29, 2011

What does your fantasy vacation look like? Are there blue waters and clean white beaches? Do you imagine days spent on island sands, or a walk through history, visiting important archaeological and historical sites? A vacation in Greece can be all of that, and more, with something to suit every traveler: the sun-worshipping beach lover, […]

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A Wine Country Vacation to the Finger Lakes

by Christina Uticone on August 1, 2011

In Upstate New York, south of the Thruway between Buffalo and Syracuse, lies the wine region known as the Finger Lakes. The Finger Lakes is the largest wine-producing region in New York State, and it is a must-visit destination for any wine lover. The Finger Lakes themselves are a series of eleven long, skinny lakes […]


How to Plan an Alaska Road Trip

by Christina Uticone on July 27, 2011


I lived in Alaska for almost three years, during which we traveled extensively within the state, often by car. You see, I lived in Fairbanks, which is in the interior, and without a substantial budget for airline travel, the only way for us to get anywhere was by car. Car tripping Alaska takes longer, but […]


Destination Paris: Sacre Coeur

by Christina Uticone on June 27, 2011

Sacre Coeur Basilica

One of the most dramatic views of Paris is that from butte Montmartre at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, better known as Sacre Coeur. Montmartre is a bit quieter and less crowded than other areas of the city, particularly on a weekday. Don’t mistake the more relaxed atmosphere with a lack of energy—Montmartre has […]

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Must-See Paris: The Louvre

by Christina Uticone on June 23, 2011

I.M. Pei Pyramid at The Louvre

A trip to Paris, particularly for first-time visitors, must include a trip to the Louvre. Yes, the Louvre is enormous, and even if you put in a full day you won’t be able to see everything, but it is The Louvre. Each step you take brings you past yet another spectacular masterpiece, and you will […]


Life’s a Beach on Galveston Island, Texas

by Christina Uticone on June 1, 2011

Did you know that a relaxing beach vacation is just one hour away from the city of Houston, Texas? It’s true! Galveston Island is just 54 miles down I-45 South, and if you beat the traffic you can be on the beach in just sixty minutes! No matter where you stay on the island you […]


Fresh Air Vacation in the Adirondack Mountains

by Christina Uticone on May 16, 2011

When people think of “New York” they usually think New York City, but there is so much more to the Empire State. I’m an Upstate New York girl myself—born and raised in the Finger Lakes—so I’m always anxious to introduce people to the less urban areas of the state, and one of my favorites is […]


Fun and Sun: Your Florida Holiday

by Christina Uticone on April 20, 2011

Dania Beach in Florida

With beautiful beaches, famous theme parks and incredible weather, travelers will find everything they are looking in sunny Florida. Do you want to dance all night in the nightclubs of Miami? Spend your days with Mickey and the gang at Disney Orlando? Or maybe you want to dive the coral reefs of the Florida Keys. […]