Kelly Bastone

Taos Ski Valley Extends Season

Buried in snow, unlike the rest of the West, Taos Ski Valley is extending its season with cheap lift tickets.

The Truth About Pasta

Mikaela Shiffrin’s stock has never been higher. The slalom phenom won Olympic gold in Sochi, and is now on track to claim her third consecutive World Cup slalom title. She’s talented, she’s...

The New Science of Concussion Recovery

New therapies are helping athletes recover from concussions previously thought untreatable. But chances are, your doctor doesn’t know anything about them.

What Should I Do If I'm Too Sick to Fly?

Getting sick presents air travelers with a quandary: fly with a potentially contagious illness, or pay rebooking fees that can cost up to $200 plus the difference in airfare. What's the best course of action?

How Can I Earn More Frequent Flier Miles?

Most domestic airlines have quietly made a drastic change to their frequent flier programs, making miles harder to accrue. Here's a tip sheet that'll keep you racking up the points.

What Am I Entitled To When My Flight Goes Wrong?

As airlines pack more passengers than ever onto each plane, a single storm can reverberate through the system—leaving flyers stranded as agents scramble to find ever-rarer empty seats on later flights. But you aren't entirely at the mercy of the airlines.

The Beginner's Guide to the Perfect Winter Vacation

Navigating a ski town as a tourist can be stressful. This eight-part guide—which covers everything from booking a kickass instructor to renting the right gear to finding the best flights—will help.

Airstream Classic Travel Trailer

Some nomads don’t want a home on wheels—they want a palace. That’s what throngs of “Streamers” told Airstream, which responded by giving its 30-foot Classic trailer a luxury remodel for 2015.

Dude Ranches Enter a New Era

After decades of the same old trail ride/chuck wagon formula, dude ranches had grown as dusty as a cowboy’s chaps. But recent years have ushered in a new spirit: Across the West, guest...