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Apr 232011
 
Transitioning from City Dweller to Resort-Town Local

Connie Hammond • ASPEN Connie moved to Aspen after college in the 80’s and has been hooked on the mountain life ever since.  Yet, instead of staying put and living happily ever after, she heeded the call of corporate America, not to mention parental concern, and moved to the Chi-town in order to experience corporate life.  After all, it was the ‘responsible’ thing to do. Before leaving though, she met a tourist on a ski lift — an encounter she recalls to this day.  He hailed from Chicago and came with a stern warning:  ‘Be careful what you wish for…corporate life is not all it’s cracked up to be.  If I could do it all over, I’d stay put.  You’re living the dream now.” Tempted to stay but determined to leave, she left Aspen for 20 years but always yearned for the days of freedom and fun living.  Lots of hard work, several cities […]

Apr 232011
 
Q&A: Lost or Stolen Passport

Q: What Should a U.S. Citizens Do if Their Passport is Lost or Stolen Abroad? A: Contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for assistance. Phone numbers for U.S. embassies and consulates are also available in our Country Specific Information and Key Officers handbook. You will need to speak to the American Citizens Services unit of the Consular Section. If you are scheduled to leave the foreign country shortly, please provide the Consular Section with details regarding your departure schedule. Every effort will be made to assist you quickly. You will also be directed to where you can obtain the required passport photos.If you are notified by a relative or friend that their U.S. passport has been lost/stolen, you may wish to contact Overseas Citizens Services, (202) 647-5225 at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. providing as much information about possible about the person’s who needs passport services […]

Apr 232011
 
Drugs Abroad: Beware!

Every year, several hundred Americans are arrested abroad on drug charges. Persons caught with illegal drugs in a foreign country are subject to the drug laws of that country, not those of the U.S.; as always, ignorance of the law is no excuse. In many countries, the burden of proof is on the accused to show that he or she is innocent of the charges. Some Americans take advantage of an offer of an all-expenses-paid vacation abroad in exchange for carrying a small package in the luggage.  When, to their surprise, they are caught, the fact that they did not know that there were drugs in that package will not reduce the charges against them. Every aspect of a drug arrest abroad can be different from U.S. practice.  For instance: few countries provide a jury trial many countries do not permit pre-trial release on bail pre-trial detention, often in solitary […]

Apr 232011
 
So You Think You're Ready To Live In A Resort Town?

Most everyone has a secret dream of , escaping the daily grind in order to move to a more laid-back existence in a beautiful resort. Sipping on cocktails. Skiing the slopes. Lounging on the beach. Just having fun living the dream. Many of those life-changers decide to take the plunge after college, before getting a ‘real job.’ But the demographic of those willing to make a move and change their life continues to grow and evolve as living the rat race and living for the weekend loses appeal. You’ll now find middle-aged divorcées starting over on their terms. You’ll find newly displaced, former homeowners who happily traded in the remainder of their possessions to experience real freedom. You’ll find burnt-out corporate executives who had a-ha moments of clarity which led to a less demanding and more alive lifestyle in the mountains. You’ll find families who escaped the crime and craziness of urban living […]

Apr 232011
 
VIDEO: Exhale.

The Mountain from TSO Photography on Vimeo. This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide. Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories. The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so […]

Apr 232011
 
SERVICE: Qittle Text Marketing (10% off)

We’re pleased to support the local community by offering 10% off your first aspen deal/text marketing service. For more information, please visit the Qittle Website.  Tell them Resort Workers (fka HireMeAspen.com) sent you!   Do you want to support your local community? (it’s free)    

Apr 232011
 
SERVICE: Swap Aspen (40% off)

We’re pleased to support the local community by offering 40% off upgrades on your first swap. For more information, please visit the Swap Aspen website.  Tell them Resort Workers (fka HireMeAspen.com) sent you!

Apr 232011
 
ASPEN: Mane-ia Salon (10% off)

We’re pleased to support the local community by offering an additional 10% off. For more information, please view our profile on HireMeAspen.com.  Tell them Resort Workers (fka HireMeAspen.com) sent you!

Apr 232011
 
ASPEN: CM Painting (10% off)

We’re pleased to support the local community by offering an additional 10% off. For more information, please view our profile on HireMeAspen.com.  Tell them Resort Workers (fka HireMeAspen.com) sent you!