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 rather toss it instead of eat it, like the Colorado folks who gather for the Great Fruitcake Toss festival in … Read more Fruitcake: Love It or Toss It?

International Tastes Pervade Dining in Colorado Springs

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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 offers a number of different styles of cuisine. Should you find yourself passing through on your Colorado vacation, there are … Read more International Tastes Pervade Dining in Colorado Springs

Reaching for the Summit: Historic Broadmoor Gets Brash

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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 says the restaurant’s renowned designer, Adam Tihany. He likens being in the 98-seat dining room to sitting in a car … Read more Reaching for the Summit: Historic Broadmoor Gets Brash

Kitty, Kitty!: A Wild Kingdom on the Plains

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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 the hill, a glinting compound of chain-link fences where the big cats of Serenity Springs live — more than 120 … Read more Kitty, Kitty!: A Wild Kingdom on the Plains

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. Going strong since May, the food tours offer a variety of main dishes, drinks and desserts, along with interesting facts … Read more Food Tours: Chow Down in the Springs

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 mom’s neighbor’s cousin? If so, it’s time to reevaluate your sense of indulgence and kick it up a bit — … Read more The Broadmoor Spa: A World Within a World

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 inns before you decide where to stay, or where to put visitors. Décor ranges from high Victorian to Victorian country, … Read more Open House: Check Out Colorado Springs’ B&Bs

Reborn: Colorado Springs FAC is Stunning

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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 Taylor Museum’s permanent collection will finally see the light of day. Long buried in the dusty bowels of the FAC’s … Read more Reborn: Colorado Springs FAC is Stunning

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 new perspective of Colorado Springs’ famed Cheyenne Mountain Zoo from the new Mountaineer Sky Ride. The ride, an unusually smooth … Read more Sky Ride: A New View of the Zoo

Chuck Pyle: Folk Music Laureate of Colorado

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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 music laureate of Colorado. His wise and funny songs have been recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker, the Nitty Gritty Dirt … Read more Chuck Pyle: Folk Music Laureate of Colorado

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. Home to 316 rooms arranged in eight lodges, every accommodation has a view. Each room has a patio, with the … Read more Cheyenne Mountain Resort: A Hidden Gem in Colorado Springs

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 hunger for a taste of a simpler time. Families can escape the bustle of today’s lifestyle at a place where … Read more Tarryall River Ranch: A Family Vacation of a Lifetime

For Foodies: Colorado Springs Can Hold Its Own

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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 area to visit the U.S. Air Force Academy or hike in Garden of the Gods. Another newcomer to the dining … Read more For Foodies: Colorado Springs Can Hold Its Own

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 earth at Garden of the Gods. The forces that created the Rocky Mountains turned this layer of rock on edge, … Read more Garden of the Gods: Made for Adventurous Mortals