Melissa Fields

Melissa (O' Brien) Fields is a contributing editor to Utah Bride & Groom magazine and a contributing writer for Salt Lake magazine. She is an accomplished freelance writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience.
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SUP Your Way to Fitness

Fish flops through the glassy water surface just out from the nose of my paddleboard. I glide lazily along under a clear, blue sky, watching for another. Eventually, I sit down, secure...

Nine Easy Hikes in Utah Perfect for After Work

Nine low-mileage hikes offer great views, interesting destinations and, most importantly, post-work decompression Though you may be unfamiliar with the term “wildland-urban interface,” if you live anywhere along the Wasatch Front, you bear...

Where to Eat, Stay and Play along Utah’s Scenic Byway 12

While Utah has no shortage of scenic drives, only Highway 12 has the distinction of being both a Scenic Byway and “a destination unto itself.

Hit the Boards: How to Prep for Spring Climbing

"The gym makes your body strong but your mind soft” is an adage many seasoned rock climbers know all too well. And it’s no wonder. Even the most mindful climbers let their...

How to Enjoy Bryce Canyon in the Off-Season

Undoubtedly, the alpine skiing opportunities within 30 minutes of Salt Lake rank evenly with the best winter resorts in the world. And I, like hundreds of thousands of Wasatch Front residents, try...

Sledding in Utah: It’s Not Just For Kids

Most of my sledding memories were formed on the hilly golf course next to my childhood home in Northern Michigan. But after I moved to Utah in my mid-twenties and had kids...

Light in the Dark: GLOW at the Gallivan Center

Though we’re well into the darkest and coldest days of the year, downtown Salt Lake features an oasis of light so jam-packed with joy and wonder it’s sure to chase off even...

How Nordic Skiers Prep for Cross-Country Skiing

Veteran cross-country skiers know, making skate or classic laps along an expertly groomed track can be one of winter’s greatest pleasures. It’s a fantastic workout, a great way to get out into...

Melissa Fields

Melissa (O' Brien) Fields is a contributing editor to Utah Bride & Groom magazine and a contributing writer for Salt Lake magazine. She is an accomplished freelance writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience.