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Scenic Byway: Gold Belt Tour

Scenic Byway: Gold Belt Tour

Cars creep along a ledge chiseled from a steep cliff. A creek tumbles through a granite gorge 200 feet below. While drivers rivet their eyes on the narrow road, passengers crane their necks to marvel…

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Thanksgiving At The North Pole

Thanksgiving At The North Pole

Whether you are in town on business, visiting family, or just taking a trip for the long holiday weekend, you don’t have to miss out on Thanksgiving just because you’re not at home! There are…

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Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Springs, Colorado

Visitors to Manitou Springs once immersed themselves in the ‘60s hippie culture while indulging in old-fashioned entertainment. You can still do that, but the new Manitou, 4 miles west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is more…

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Lofty, Laid-Back Leadville

Lofty, Laid-Back Leadville

Leadville, at nearly 2 miles above sea level, is one of Colorado’s loftiest living mineral towns. The community of 2,800 sits at an elevation of more than 10,000 feet and lies near the headwaters of…

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On the Arkansas: Colorado White-Knuckle Adventure

On the Arkansas: Colorado White-Knuckle Adventure

The river crashes down a churning channel of froth and foam, pummeling boulders and slamming cliffs. A rubber raft aims straight for the turbulence. Entering in the mayhem, the boat bucks and buckles like a…

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Two-Mile High Leadville: Rich with Mining History

Two-Mile High Leadville: Rich with Mining History

Feverish mining activity in the late 1800s put Leadville, Colorado on the map. Its rich mines of lead, gold, silver, and other ores produced billions during its heyday and turned many miners, like Silver King…

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Olympic Training Center: Going for the Gold in Colorado Springs

Olympic Training Center: Going for the Gold in Colorado Springs

Not everyone can afford to go to the Olympic Games. But fans still can get an Olympic thrill or two by visiting the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. You might even run into…

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Pre-Ski Fuel-Ups: Where to Chow Down

Pre-Ski Fuel-Ups: Where to Chow Down

If you want to tuck into a hearty breakfast to fuel a full day of skiing, look for the lines outside local restaurants in your favorite ski towns. They’re usually a good barometer of the…

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Winter in Leadville: Crystal Carnival

Winter in Leadville: Crystal Carnival

Leadville, Colorado, celebrates winter during the annual Crystal Carnival March 1-3, 2013, highlighted by the town’s time-honored tradition of ski joring, a unique winter sport combining horses and skiing. Since 1949, Leadville’s streets have been…

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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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Buffalo Joe’s: Ultimate Whitewater Rafting Experience in Colorado

Buffalo Joe’s: Ultimate Whitewater Rafting Experience in Colorado

Along the scenic Arkansas River in Buena Vista, Colorado, Buffalo Joe’s Whitewater Rafting company is providing all the fun of summer. From half-day adventures to full-day journeys, this family owned and operated business is one…

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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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Grand West Village Resort: For the Traveler Who Loves Choices

Perched at one of the highest points in the United States, Leadville offers scenic beauty and a bevy of mountain activities.  Offering up fifteen different lodging choices the Grand West Village resort provides the perfect…

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High Altitude: Leadville Lodging

There is nothing more perfect for a Colorado vacation then spending a long weekend in a mountain lodge.  This is especially true for those looking to venture out to Leadville as it is one of…

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Head to Casa Blanca Restaurant for Family Recipes and Local Favorites

Head to Casa Blanca Restaurant for Family Recipes and Local Favorites

One of the nice things about visiting historic Leadville, CO, is that it is home to a lot of locally owned and operated businesses. In my lifetime, I’ve found that this is especially important and…

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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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