Thursday, January 17, 2013

A.M. Hargrove Talks About Her Fave Place to Travel

My Favorite Place to Travel

I often get asked where my favorite place to travel is. That’s easy. I actually have two. Okay, make that three. Well, how about four. I’m stopping at four. I promise.

My first is Vail, Colorado. My hubs and I started going there years ago. We both love to ski and even before we got married, I had skied all over the place. It seemed we kept going back to Vail. I’ve been to Utah and yeah, it’s great. I’ve been to Tahoe and uh huh, it’s terrific. Other places in Colorado are awesome too. I’ve even been to Austria and Switzerland. But you can’t beat Vail in my opinion. The terrain is simply amazing. You see, you have the front of the mountain, but then you have the back bowls and you even have Blue Sky Basin. Vail has over 5000 skiable acres. It’s truly phenomenal. And don’t even get me started on Vail Village. You see, I have a love affair going on with that place. Oh, and did I mention that right next door is Beaver Creek? When you come off the slopes, they meet you with warm chocolate chip cookies. Yep, you heard me. And they’re perfectly yummy. And you don’t have to feel guilty because you’ve just spent six hours skiing your ass off in total calorie burn all day long. What’s not to love about that, right?

Oh, and I’ll let you in on a little secret. In Vail Village, when you make your last run of the day down Riva Ridge (the longest run at Vail...about four miles) you walk off the slopes and right after you cross the covered bridge, on your right is the greatest place called The George. They have the best apres ski know those hot kinds with whipped cream on top? Yum! I’ll be there the first week in March and how about I have one for you?

My second favorite place to travel is Cabo San Lucas. I love it there. The mountains meet the sea in amazing splendor. And talk about meeting places. That point where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific know, it’s called El Arco and it’s pictured on just about positively enchanting. You want to stand and stare at it with your mouth hanging open. I’m quite sure that’s what I did both times I was there. You just never get tired of looking at it. The food is amazing and the people are the greatest of anywhere I’ve ever been in the world. And romantic...whew! Let me tell you. If you never do anything else in your life, take a private sunset cruise in Cabo. It will change your life forever. Enough said.

My third and fourth favorite places I’m going to combine because they’re very similar. They’re both in the Caribbean and I’m a Caribbean fan. St. John and St. Martin. Great fun, turquoise waters, perfect food and drinks, amazing weather, scuba diving, blah blah blah. You get the idea.

I’ve been very fortunate to have traveled to many places. There are many more I want to visit though, but these four I keep returning to. Vail is my annual visit and maybe next year I will be spending my first winter there because a few weeks a year is just not enough skiing for this girl. Happy trails!

Dark Waltz--A sizzling legend of loss, lust and love. It’s the year 2030 and the human population has been annihilated by a virulent form of small pox. Liasare Davidson is desperately searching for her brother, who has been missing for three months. It’s been eighteen years since she was evacuated from Earth and she is horrified to see it’s become a cesspool of unimaginable things.

In her quest to find her brother, she meets Jurek, a powerful and enigmatic being that frightens her, yet she is unable to resist. When things begin to unfold between them, they both discover a paralyzing truth that puts Liasare at grave risk. She must make a choice to join Jurek and find her brother or fulfill a role she believes she is ill equipped to undertake.

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One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodgeball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone and hit #4 on her speed dial.


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  1. Hi Jennifer, thanks for being part of the tour and featuring the giveaway on your awesome blog. Also, thanks for letting me ramble on about my favorite travel spots! Maybe I'll see you on the slopes! Annie xx

  2. Congrats to Anne on the new release! It sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I'm so jealous of her! I wish I could travel to all those places!

    Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

  4. I love dystopian so this is going to the top of my to-read list! I've never been to Cabo but I've always wanted to go. My favorite place to travel will always be Hawaii though.


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