Dana is originally from New York City but has been calling Vermont home for almost the last 20 years. She is an entrepreneur, freelance journalist, and the editor behind Dana Freeman Travels. Through her writing, she provides unique destination information, reviews, and travel tips. Dana specializes in cruise, adventure, food, luxury, and multi-generational travel.
In 2018 Freeman was named by Travel Pulse as one of the Top 30 Bloggers and Travelers to Follow and by Porthole Cruise Magazine one of the Top 10 Travel Influencers You Need to Follow.
Dana put her two children into weekly ski programs before they even entered Kindergarten. As a result her teens outpace her on the mountain any day. Although she is no stranger to the slopes herself, she grew up spending most weekends skiing at Windham Mountain in NY. Her family is currently a combination of both skiers and riders. With no plans to move to snowboarding, she is constantly trying to improve her skiing just so she can keep up with her kids!
Dana is also the Founder of FindandGoSeek.net – Vermont’s Insider Guide to Kid Friendly Fun.
Mara Gorman may live at sea level in Delaware, but she’s a native New Englander and mountain aficionado who grew up skiing at Mad River Glen. Her two school-age sons and husband all learned to downhill ski during the past few years; now the entire family is hooked and regularly journeys far and wide to get on the slopes. Mara and her older son Tommy like nothing better than steep, bumpy runs. Her husband Matt and younger son Teddy prefer long cruisers. But the entire family agrees that bluebird Vermont days are the pinnacle of skiing perfection.
Mara blogs about her family’s many travel adventures at The Mother of all Trips. She is also the founder of Back to Ski Week, an annual campaign designed to help families get excited about the ski season and to learn about preseason deals before the snow starts to fly.
Mara is an award-winning freelance writer whose work has appeared in various USA Today print publications as well as on websites such as AOL Travel. She recently published The Family Traveler’s Handbook.
When there’s no snow, Mara and her family can be found hiking, biking, and eating around the United States and Europe.
Erica Houskeeper is a writer, photographer and communications professional with more than 20 years of experience. She grew up in Manchester, Vermont, and started skiing at age 4 at Bromley Mountain. She also spent her childhood skiing at Stratton, Magic, and the former Snow Valley ski area. After working as a journalist in Vermont, Erica later became director of communications for the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. She launched her own business in 2013 and works with a variety of clients, including the University of Vermont, Vermont Farm to Plate and Seventh Generation.
Gina Vercesi is an award-winning freelance writer with an adventurous spirit and unwavering wanderlust. In 2009 Gina founded Kids Unplugged, leading weekly hikes for families near her home in New York’s Hudson Valley. Kids Unplugged has since evolved into a vibrant site featuring unique, off-the-grid travel experiences for families.
Despite growing up in New England, Gina didn’t don a pair of skis until February 2014—the result of being raised by a beach-loving dad who eschewed everything having to do with snow and cold. When she finally took her first lessons and hit the slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort, she became an instant convert. As an All Mountain Mama, Gina loves sharing the joys of Vermont skiing with powder-lovers and novices alike.
Gina’s work has appeared numerous print and digital publications including the Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine, and Lonely Planet. She is passionate about helping families (including her own!) unplug from electronics and the frenetic pace of modern life and believes that travel and adventure are the best ways reconnect to one another and the world around us. Gina lives in a friendly village on the Hudson River with her husband, three daughters, and a good dog.
Sarah Wojcik is the founder of All Mountains Mamas. Becoming a mother in 2017, she grasped the opportunity to share her passion of skiing and snowboarding with families across the U.S. Formerly the Director or Marketing and Communications for Ski Vermont, she writes with great knowledge of the ski industry in Vermont and from the point of view of a new mother working to get back out on the slopes with a toddler in tow.
She currently works as Associate Editor and Dir. of New Business at Ski Area Management magazine.