European Elegance at Sonnenalp Vail
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European Elegance at Sonnenalp Vail

As you drive up to Sonnenalp Vail, you might feel like you’ve been instantly transported to a grand hotel tucked away in the German Bavarian Alps, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. The boutique luxury hotel is classic, elegant and now my favorite place to stay in Vail. It’s the staff that makes the difference, from … Continue reading

Affordable Riverside Accommodations in Telluride
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Affordable Riverside Accommodations in Telluride

As with any popular mountain ski resort town, finding an affordable place to stay that isn’t miles out of town can be a challenge. Mountainside Inn is along the San Miguel River on the edge of the historic downtown in Telluride. It’s less than a ten minute walk to the restaurants, shops and galleries on … 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

Sleep with the Stills in Colorado at The Distillery Inn
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Sleep with the Stills in Colorado at The Distillery Inn

Have you ever spent the night in a distillery? I have and spending a few more nights in The Distillery Inn is on my summer travel wish list. While working on an article for AAA Colorado EnCompass, I found myself transported back to this unique luxurious hotel where I got to spend a night while … Continue reading

Hotel Winebox in Valparaiso, Chile: South America’s First Hotel Made of Recycled Shipping Containers
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Hotel Winebox in Valparaiso, Chile: South America’s First Hotel Made of Recycled Shipping Containers

After four nights in Patagonia, I flew back to Santiago and immediate took a transfer from the airport to Hotel Winebox in Valparaiso. It’s a little over an hour from the airport. I had booked a transfer with the hotel in advance and highly recommend doing that for easy transportation. It was after 10 p.m. … Continue reading