Susan Derby

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05/27/11  •  Travel

Aspen: High Altitude Hits

Beach volleyball’s largest U.S. doubles tournament is many hundreds of miles from any coast. In fact, at over 7,900 feet in elevation, this event’s courts are in the running for some of the sport’s highest. Begun on Labor Day weekend in 1972, the tournament...



About Susan Derby


Travel writer Susan Derby has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Continental Airlines magazine, SF Weekly, DaySpa and numerous other publications. As a guidebook author for Lonely Planet, she covered destinations including the Rocky Mountains and India. Her family-friendly blog,, chronicles her explorations in and around Los Angeles, where she resides with her hubby and spunky 3-year-old, who, like mama, is always on the go.