By Melanie Haiken on October 5, 2015
From gold to salts to fossils, the rugged ridges and steep-sided canyons of Death Valley still hold many of the secrets early settlers sought to protect.
By Melanie Haiken on August 21, 2014
There’s nothing like jumping off the rocks into a cold, clear swimming hole for experiencing the essence of summer.
By Melanie Haiken on January 10, 2014
Ice climbers ascend a frozen waterfall in Jasper Whether you ski, snowboard, or prefer to gaze on the beauty of snow through well-insulated plate glass, there are many ways to celebrate the beauty of winter. In a recent feature for Delta Sky magazine I did just that, highlighting a host of ways to get outside […]
By Melanie Haiken on January 4, 2014
This guided hike through nature’s sculpture garden of ice is a true bucket-list travel fantasy.
By Melanie Haiken on September 13, 2010
Add a tunic – and a cocktail I pride myself on my ability to pack light; one rolling carry-on’s my limit for a three day weekender or a 10-day jaunt across the continent. But I also hate being caught without the right thing to wear. I’ve been known to follow Parisians and Italians down the street […]
By Melanie Haiken on April 21, 2010
Spring flowers may be the primary product of April showers according to conventional wisdom, and in the hills and green belt areas that ring the San Francisco Bay Area there are plenty of those. But another result of all that water is, well…. more water than most of us are used to. Which means certain […]
By Melanie Haiken on February 18, 2010
I’m addicted to travel, and when I’m home I’m addicted to reading about travel. Lately my passion has taken the form of finding new travel blogs to follow. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good travel magazine, with big glossy pictures, a can’t-stop-reading narrative and lots of helpful boxes to cut out and save. […]
By Melanie Haiken on January 13, 2010
New Year’s resolutions most often seem to take the form of numbers, lists and steps. But so often this goal-forming process leads us to focus on the trivial rather than the significant. Wbether we set out to lose ten pounds, clear our clutter or get a new job, these goals keep us sequestered squarely in […]
By Melanie Haiken on December 8, 2009
When I have to scrape ice off my car before driving my kids to school, I start obsessing about heading south in search of warmth and sun. Like many people, I suspect, I love the outdoors, but hate the cold. Let’s face it, hiking just isn’t as fun when your nose is pink and your […]