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Colorado Scenic Byways: Peak to Peak Highway

For nearly a century, travelers have admired the Peak to Peak Highway’s forested slopes, snow-dusted mountains and sweeping vistas. In 1918, the state named the route its first scenic byway. When the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways program was created in 1989, the highway was selected as one of the five initial designated routes. The Peak to Peak Scenic and…

Step Back in Time: Loveland’s Sweetheart of a Museum

The tidy city of Loveland is known for its sculpture shows every August. But, make no mistake, this city serves up art year-round — on the streets, in the parks and at the Loveland Museum/Gallery in the heart of downtown. To get a taste of this artful little town about 50 miles north of Denver you don’t have to be…

The Cellar: A Boutique Wine Shop in Fort Collins

Nestled in the charming town of Fort Collins lies a boutique gourmet wine shop called The Cellar. I went to their popular wine tasting event they host every Saturday and, needless to say, I was not disappointed. This charming boutique wine cellar opened in August 2011, and is stocked with over 500 unique wines from all areas of the world…

Scenic Byway: Trail Ridge Road

In an alpine meadow carpeted with lush grasses, newborn white-spotted elk frolic under the watchful eyes of their mothers. Travelers edge their cars onto the shoulder of Trail Ridge Road, opening their windows to gaze at the endearing wildlife “nursery.” Around another bend, snow-mantled Never Summer Range scrapes the sky. Such wondrous sites unfold as this Colorado Scenic and Historic…

Fun in the Sun in FoCo 2

Fun in the Sun in FoCo

School is out and the weather is warming up, that means one thing: Summer is coming.  As with every summer that rolls around, people are looking to get outdoors and enjoy the sun and some fun.  Being a college town, Fort Collins doesn’t disappoint.  Whether you’re a resident or visiting on your Colorado vacation there is plenty to do in…

Lying in the Heart of Loveland 3

Lying in the Heart of Loveland

Nestled in the heart of Loveland, Colorado is one of the most unique sculpture parks in the nation. Benson Sculpture Garden is currently home to 132 remarkable sculptures, each with its own story and its own creator. According to the director for the park, “It is open to the public throughout the year, and annually this ‘public treasure’ draws tens…

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park: Inspired Historic Luxury

Most noted as the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining, the historic Stanley Hotel has much more to offer than the motivation for a horror story. Situated in the scenic Estes Park area, The Stanley Hotel is an icon of the Estes Park region, a white beacon against the surrounding Colorado landscape. The original grandeur of The Stanley has been…

Enjoy a Mountain Retreat in Estes Park

Many who are planning Colorado vacations to the Rocky Mountain National Park area find Estes Park to be the ideal place to stay. Situated at the entrances to one of the best places to visit in Colorado, Estes Park offers all of the amenities you need for a comfortable mountain vacation, including many excellent lodging options. When you are researching…

Complement Your Estes Park Visit with the Right Dining 6

Complement Your Estes Park Visit with the Right Dining

When you are enjoying Colorado travel in a popular locale like Estes Park, you will find numerous chain restaurants around you. Yet, often the most authentic and memorable dining experience is found in a local eatery. By choosing the best places to dine and opting for those the locals love, your dining experience can be an extension of the adventure…

Add Some Flavor with Estes Park Restaurants 7

Add Some Flavor with Estes Park Restaurants

Are you planning Estes Park, Colorado travel? If you are, then make sure you plan the right dining options in addition to your lodging and things to do list. Failure to plan for your dining experiences could force you to dine in the same chain restaurants you could enjoy at home, rather than experiencing those locations that locals know and…