Outdoor Adventure, Culinary Capers and Free Fun in Vail, Colorado During COVID-19 Summer
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Outdoor Adventure, Culinary Capers and Free Fun in Vail, Colorado During COVID-19 Summer

A two night stay in Vail, Colorado, is just an appetizer to its outdoor adventure and amazing culinary scene. If you think it’s just a ritzy resort town, you’re wrong. There’s actually a lot of free fun you can have in this mountain town. I road tripped to Vail to see how this popular tourist … Continue reading

Waterfall Hike at Piney River Ranch Near Vail, Colorado
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Waterfall Hike at Piney River Ranch Near Vail, Colorado

Piney River Ranch sits at 9,350 feet at the foot of the Gore Range. Part of the fun is getting there as you drive Red Sandstone Road. It’s 12 miles up a twisty dirt road. The 40-acre Rocky Mountain Retreat is picturesque. You can stay overnight in a cabin or glamping tent, or just go … Continue reading

Three Nights in Telluride: Waterfalls, Al Fresco Dining and Hiking Fun
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Three Nights in Telluride: Waterfalls, Al Fresco Dining and Hiking Fun

Telluride, Colorado, is one of my favorite places on earth. I get drawn into the Victorian architecture of the historic downtown. Its mining history is fascinating. Telluride is an outdoor adventure playground for weekend warriors to extreme athletes. My friends, the Thomas family, from Texas were originally going to spend two nights as part of … Continue reading

History and Outdoor Adventure During a One Night Stay in Ouray, Colorado
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History and Outdoor Adventure During a One Night Stay in Ouray, Colorado

With its rugged surroundings in a canyon at the base of the San Juan Mountains, Ouray is called “the Switzerland of America.” The town has had the nickname since the late 1800s. Its downtown has been designated as a National Historical District. It’s where natural wonders like sulfur-free hot springs blend with the historic mining … Continue reading

Ouray Chalet Inn
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Ouray Chalet Inn

My first hotel stay since early March and post COVID-19 quarantine was Ouray Chalet Inn in Ouray, Colorado, which has been nicknamed the “Switzerland of America” since the late 1800s. I met some friends from Texas who had road tripped for a week in Ouray and Telluride. Here’s why I decided to stay there:  affordable, … Continue reading