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Travel websites on spas, Canada publish my photos

Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach's Eau Spa by Cornelia

The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach's Eau Spa by Cornelia

A couple websites recently posted travel-related photos I took:

Howdy from Montana

Howdy from The Ranch at Rock Creek

Greetings from me and Little Joe at The Ranch at Rock Creek.

To quote myself, (this site is and I’m Zach Everson, so it’s ok): “I’ve long argued to anyone who will listen (so probably no one), that no states in the country are as underappreciated for their natural beauty as Montana and Idaho.”

I’m in Montana for the next nine days, delighting in just how accurate that statement is.

For the next two nights I’m at The Ranch at Rock Creek, a luxury vacation ranch in Montana (for more on The Ranch, read this article I wrote about it for UpTake). After that it’s six nights in Big Sky at the Big Sky Resort’s Huntley Lodge.

Day one at The Ranch at Rock Creek has been amazing. As much fun as my wife and I are having—gourmet lunch, horseback riding, child care—our 18-month-old daughter seems to be having more fun—an abundance of Cheerios, ponies to watch, a fun person to play with instead of Mom and Dad.

Interested in joining the rodeo in real time? Mosey on over to the social media accounts:

Thanks to the Ranch at Rock Creek and Christina McGoldrick and Meredith Strodel at Victoria King Public Relations for arranging my stay there. And thanks to my wife for letting me tag along with her to her conference in Big Sky.

Photo: Margaret Everson

My latest gig: Travel blogging for CheapOair

CheapOair logoIn April I began contributing to CheapOair’s travel blog. With traffic ranked in the top 200 websites in the United States by Quantcast, more than 300,000 travel consumers a day visit CheapOAir. Its home page alone gets more than 3 million page views a month.

My first three articles were

You can follow along with all of my travel posts on CheapOair here.

April also marked my last month contributing to UpTake. Since November 2009, I’d written 48 articles for its lodging blog. Thanks to my editor, Nancy Brown, and everyone else at UpTake. Best wishes for continued success.

UpTake’s readers like me, they really really like me (Pulitizer committee take note)

Four of UpTake’s lodging blog’s most popular articles right now are mine:

  1. Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. proves more child friendly than my house
  2. Room 817 at the Marriott Newark International Airport Hotel is a good place for s-e-x
  3. Find affordable Louisville accommodations for the Kentucky Derby
  4. Not mine
  5. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan offers spacious suites, fine dining, unique view of Gerald Ford

Page views, of course, are a crucial consideration in Pulitzer voting—so thanks for reading!