Colorado River: Paddling Through God’s Country

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 Colorado was built for people who love the outdoors. And what’s not to like? With almost 300 sunny days a year and some of the best scenery in the country, it’s the perfect place for adventure lovers. But there are some of us, dare I admit it, who aren’t always out there climbing fourteeners, mountain … Read more Colorado River: Paddling Through God’s Country

Grand Junction, Colorado: Pedal Your Way Through Paradise

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It’s Colorado topography in transition, a place where snow-fed streams surge into sandstone desert and flattop peaks fall to canyon precipices. Naked cliffs, their bases hemmed with stony skirts, stretch along one side of Interstate 70. Across the roadway, vineyards and orchards line a tree-trimmed Colorado River. This ring of merging landforms turns the Grand … Read more Grand Junction, Colorado: Pedal Your Way Through Paradise

Eating Your Way Through Paradise in Palisade

When sunny, warm days dawn on Western Colorado’s Grand Valley region, outdoor enthusiasts enjoy endless recreation options for basking in another glorious afternoon. Anyone who loves the outdoors has their pick of activities, from rugged rafting excursions along the Colorado River to sublime bike rides through Palisade’s wine country. However, one of the best ways … Read more Eating Your Way Through Paradise in Palisade

The Wine Country Inn Makes It Easy to Enjoy Colorado Vineyards

If you expect a Palisade, Colorado travel experience to be on your radar soon, you may want to plan around one of the community’s regular festivals. These bring more entertainment opportunities to the region, and give you a chance to see some of the produce and wines at their best. The Spring Festival in late … Read more The Wine Country Inn Makes It Easy to Enjoy Colorado Vineyards

Opt for a Cozy Bed and Breakfast in Palisade

If you love wine and would relish the opportunity to taste some directly from the vineyard, then Palisade, Colorado vacations are the right option for you. The beautiful vineyards in this part of Colorado have some the best wines in the Rockies, and you can taste them directly from the winery during your stay. In … Read more Opt for a Cozy Bed and Breakfast in Palisade

Bookcliffs B&B: A Peaceful Place to Enjoy Grand Junction

People who love Colorado visit Grand Junction for a lot of reasons, and if you’re a “people person,” you’ll meet climbers, rafters, people who enjoy the wine country setting, and those who have found a favorite fishing spot. If you time it right, you’ll meet people who come because of the festivals. No matter what … Read more Bookcliffs B&B: A Peaceful Place to Enjoy Grand Junction

The Mariner Family Farm: A Unique Retreat in Palisade

Palisade, Colorado, is known as the peach and wine capital of the state. Here you can sample some of the freshest produce in Colorado while traveling through beautiful vineyards with the mountains as their backdrop. Add to this the friendliness of a small town community that truly loves its regular visitors and you have the … Read more The Mariner Family Farm: A Unique Retreat in Palisade

Pull Up A Chair at Palisade Restaurants

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Known as the Peach Capital of Colorado as well as for their local wine vineyards, Palisade is a town that prides itself on locally grown produce and their ideology of making everything from scratch.  With this unique combination of traits, Palisade makes a name for itself in the food world.  While the town itself only … Read more Pull Up A Chair at Palisade Restaurants

4 Grand Junction Hotels For Every Budget

Grand Junction, Colorado’s dramatic red rock landscapes makes a stunning backdrop for its picturesque vineyards and wineries. Colorado’s Wine Country, as the region is known, is full of charming shops, mountain scenery, and, of course, wineries to explore and sample. The community also has a thriving art scene, making it a popular destination for couples … Read more 4 Grand Junction Hotels For Every Budget

Try Fine Dining In Colorado’s Wine Country

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Grand Junction is often used as a stopover and gateway to the surrounding natural beauty of southwestern Colorado and nearby Utah.  Visitors should consider spending some time in Grand Junction — within the city limits, there are several museums, arts and theater, shopping, fine dining, and wine tasting.  It’s also a great location to use … Read more Try Fine Dining In Colorado’s Wine Country

If Not Peaches, Pairs: Barrel into Spring in Palisade

In Palisade, Colorado’s premier fruit and wine country in the Grand Valley out west, high season is harvest season. The buzz begins in late June, starting with sweet cherries, followed by sour cherries in late July. Apricots are up next, and finally Palisade’s famous tree-ripened peaches appear on the scene in early August. Plums and pluots join … Read more If Not Peaches, Pairs: Barrel into Spring in Palisade

Celebrating a Big Anniversary with Colorado Monument

The year 2011 was a big year for the Colorado National Monument, and a big year for us.  My husband and I celebrated 5 years while we visited Colorado National Monument, and Colorado National Monument celebrated 100 years thanks to John Otto, who was the first custodian of Colorado National Monument. In 1907, Otto wrote, … Read more Celebrating a Big Anniversary with Colorado Monument

Dinosaur Journey: Kids Will Dig This Western Slope Museum

It may take a leap of imagination to see the arid, rocky environment of western Colorado as the humid, swampy home to dozens of dinosaur species, but Fruita’s Dinosaur Journey will make it all seem real. Well worth the stop if you are on the Western Slope, this hands-on, interactive museum is perfect for kids … Read more Dinosaur Journey: Kids Will Dig This Western Slope Museum

The Sweet Smell of Summer: Colorado Lavender Festival

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Colorado’s warm sunny days and cool summer nights are the perfect combination when it comes to growing peaches, apples, grapes — and lavender. The climate in the Grand Junction area provides excellent conditions for farming the fragrant herb, according to the Lavender Association of Western Colorado. English lavender and lavandin grow particularly well on Colorado’s … Read more The Sweet Smell of Summer: Colorado Lavender Festival

In Grand Junction: A Lazy Main Street Sunday

You’ve hiked wickedly steep terrain through the Colorado National Monument’s remote canyons. You’ve rewarded yourself with visits to a dozen wineries, drinking enough tastes to fill a few bottles. It’s Sunday and you’re still in Grand Junction. Now what? Though many downtown businesses are closed on Sundays, Main Street can still be the perfect spot … Read more In Grand Junction: A Lazy Main Street Sunday