Jackson Hole, Wyoming: An Insider Tour With Pro Skier Jess McMillan
Jackson is Wyoming's most sophisticated town at the Grand Teton mountain range base. Pro skier Jess McMillan takes host Carri Wilbanks around town to show her some local favorite spots. A year-round destination, it's incredibly alluring in winter, when skiing the best vertical drop in the U.S. rules at Jackson Hole Resort. But while the outside is the focus of a trip here, the town is also a buzzing location. It boasts a myriad of delicious restaurants around its main square and some fabulous art galleries, including a favorite, Asymbol, co-owned by professional snowboarder Travis Rice, which focuses on unique, adventure-style art.
My passion for travel was unlocked when I spent some years living across Europe and South America. I've never been one to shy away from a new adventure, be it swimming with pigs in the Bahamas, bird watching in the Galapagos or Heli-Hiking in British Columbia. And while I used to mostly travel solo, I now like to hit the road with my 4-year-old son, 1-year-old-daughter and husband in tow. The best part of travel to me now is getting to see the world through their eyes. Whether they are petting goats during an Oregon farm stay or making their very own pizza in Idaho, their enthusiasm and joy never fails to remind me of why I love travel.