Sundance Film Festival

Exploring Park City, Utah for #SundanceTrip

I don’t remember when it was that I developed a crush on Robert Redford but let’s just say I was probably inappropriately young. I grew up obsessed with movies and he was one of the many handsome stars I couldn’t help but swoon over. Naturally, I’ve followed his career with glee rarely missing a movie he makes.

All images courtesy Sundance Press Center. Thanks to Expedia for giving me the opportunity to visit Sundance. As always, editorial is my own despite trip sponsorship.

So when I was old enough to realize what Sundance Film Festival really was and what it was about, of course I was interested. In the end, not just because Redford founded it but because it supports independent art and film. Two of my great loves …

So it is with a rather ridiculous amount of excitement that I am boarding a plane this Wednesday to cover the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah for Expedia. I’m checking off a bucket list item and attempting to brush away the butterflies that tell me I am not the kind of woman who can hang with celebrities as if it’s just any normal day in the life of. It’s ok – because Expedia can help anyone have incredible travel experiences and the point of my going to Park City is to show that. Sundance isn’t just for celebrities and neither is Park City during the festival.

That’s my theory anyway.
Since I have never been to Park City, Utah or Sundance Film Festival I’m enlisting your help. Expedia is getting me there. Can you help me get around, once I am there? What should I do? Where should I go? How would *YOU* do Sundance Film Festival?

I’ll be creating special content every day in the form of photographs, video and written stories. I’ll be experimenting with timelapse and I’ll be tweeting with the hashtag #SundanceTrip. Participate by giving me tips and bossing me around (even if you have never been, what would you do if you did go?) and if I do something you have suggested you’ll get a nod of thanks in one of our videos on Expedia’s YouTube channel.

I’m off to make a list of the movies I want to see and plan my wardrobe for maximum attractiveness to Robert Redford… (Ok, I kid about that last part. Sort of.)

  • January 18, 2012

    Have fun — and pack your Uggs! I worked so hard at Sundance three years in a row that I never saw one movie. It’s such a blast!

    • January 18, 2012

      I don’t do Uggs but I definitely have a pair of snowboot type shoes and plenty of winter duds. I’M EXCITED!! Wish you were here this year 🙂

  • January 18, 2012

    So jealous.  Dalene and I have always had it on our radar to make it to Sundance.  Have a wonderful time and I can’t wait to read (and hear) all about it.

    • January 18, 2012

      I haven’t even “been” to it yet (just checked in at resort) and already I can tell you, you have to get yourselves out here Peter! If you like snow, movies, skiing … it’s just a terrific vibe here. And thanks for the comment!

  • January 24, 2012

    So…did you meet Robert Redford? 😉 I’ve actually interviewed him on camera before–about, of all things, Twitter–and he is just so charming. And despite all the film fests and awards shows I’ve covered in the past seven years, I would LOVE to go to Sundance. Sounds like a blast, and I’ve loved following it through your Instagram feed.

  • February 25, 2012

    Hope you had a good time while you were in Park City. It is always a madhouse here during the festival, especially on the first week. If you come back next year let me know and I’ll have some good tips for you!

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