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Fruitcake: Love It or Toss It?

Fruitcake: Love It or Toss It?

Fruitcake has been around for centuries, but nowadays it’s often the butt of many jokes. Some of us still love fruitcake even though we may find it difficult to find in the supermarket. Others would…

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International Tastes Pervade Dining in Colorado Springs

International Tastes Pervade Dining in Colorado Springs

It has been said that variety is the spice of life; it keeps things interesting and prevents repetition and routine from taking over.  Colorado Springs takes this seriously and, as such, is a city that…

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Reaching for the Summit: Historic Broadmoor Gets Brash

Reaching for the Summit: Historic Broadmoor Gets Brash

The iconic 14,110-foot Pikes Peak and the 90-year-old Pikes Peak International Hill Climb — a car-and-motorcycle race up the famous mountain each July — were the inspirations for The Broadmoor resort’s new Summit restaurant. So…

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Kitty, Kitty!: A Wild Kingdom on the Plains

Kitty, Kitty!: A Wild Kingdom on the Plains

The unpaved highway rises and dips like a lazy rollercoaster as we roll along on the plains east of Colorado Springs toward Calhan. At the last crest, the animal refuge appears at the bottom of…

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Food Tours: Chow Down in the Springs

For visitors or locals with an appetite for great fare and a fun adventure, downtown Colorado Springs has just the right order for empty stomachs and eager taste buds – the Colorado Springs Food Tours.…

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The Broadmoor Spa: A World Within a World

Is your typical me-time experience a rushed manicure at the local salon, an every-eight-weeks haircut and styling, or — when you’re really living high on the hog — an hour-long Swedish massage performed by your…

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Open House: Check Out Colorado Springs’ B&Bs

Maybe you need a seasonal getaway to de-stress. Or maybe family and friends are pouring into town for the holidays. Either way, it’s a good time to check out some of Colorado Springs’ cool bed-and-breakfast…

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Reborn: Colorado Springs FAC is Stunning

Reborn: Colorado Springs FAC is Stunning

If you have not visited the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center recently, prepare to be stunned. Not just because of the exquisite new building — 48,000 square feet of glittering glass — but because the…

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Sky Ride: A New View of the Zoo

The chairlift seat slides smoothly under us and lifts us to the sky. Below, we can see grizzly bears wrestling with each other on the edge of a pond. Say what? You get an entirely…

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Chuck Pyle: Folk Music Laureate of Colorado

Chuck Pyle: Folk Music Laureate of Colorado

When his first band, the Zesto Blues Cats, played for food in Steamboat Springs, circa 1969, the few folks in the bar couldn’t have guessed that 40 years later Chuck Pyle would become the folk…

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Cheyenne Mountain Resort: A Hidden Gem in Colorado Springs

Cheyenne Mountain Resort sprawls over 200 scenic acres in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with breathtaking lake and mountain vistas. Located only 10 minutes from the noted Broadmoor, this resort and conference center is a hidden gem.…

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Tarryall River Ranch: A Family Vacation of a Lifetime

The Old West – in times gone by it was full of cowboys, open frontier and adventure. Today, the lure and call of the West still beckon from Colorado’s prairies and mountains to those who…

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For Foodies: Colorado Springs Can Hold Its Own

For Foodies: Colorado Springs Can Hold Its Own

Visitors to Colorado Springs don’t have to go far for a sumptuous meal. The city has many fine restaurants, including four in the north end of town. Check them out next time you’re in the…

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Garden of the Gods: Made for Adventurous Mortals

All along Colorado’s Front Range, a layer of Jurassic-era sandstone dubbed the Morrison Formation plays hide and seek. About an hour south of Denver near Colorado Springs, the magnificent red rocks peek out from the…

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Salida Offers a Package of Surprises

If you enjoy visiting smaller towns, Salida, Colorado, might be the perfect spot for you to enjoy a vacation. The area offers beautiful scenery while you are bordered on all sides by mountains. In 2017…

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Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note

Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note When you see the all-vocal rock band Face, your first job is to lose all preconceptions of a cappella music. Forget old-time gospel-hour tunes. Ix-nay on…

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National Repertory Orchestra: Making Music in Breckenridge

When Indiana University music major David Waldman heard that his 10-minute private violin audition won him a spot in the National Repertory Orchestra, the first thing he thought was that he wouldn’t have to go…

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