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

Road Trip Preps in a Pandemic World:  10 Travel Tips to Stay Safe on the Road
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Road Trip Preps in a Pandemic World: 10 Travel Tips to Stay Safe on the Road

I’ve started traveling again….cautiously in this COVID-19 pandemic world we now live in. As we head into the July 4th holiday weekend, here are my observations and tips for prepping for a road. These are based on my experiences going on two Colorado road trips in the past two weeks to Ouray, Telluride and Vail. … 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

Whipple Trail – My Favorite Hike in Buena Vista, Colorado
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Whipple Trail – My Favorite Hike in Buena Vista, Colorado

Whether you’re stopping in Buena Vista for a lunch break on a road trip or spending a few days in this quaint Colorado small town, I highly recommend hiking the Barbara Whipple Trail System.  It’s just across the Arkansas River from South Main and the trails are family friendly. Even if you just have 20-30 … Continue reading

Manitou Incline is Colorado’s Cardio Holy Grail
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Manitou Incline is Colorado’s Cardio Holy Grail

When I did this hike I posted, “I survived the Manitou Incline!  2000’ vertical gain in a mile = butt kick workout.”  It’s training ground for Olympic and elite athletes to athlete wannabes like me.  Its reputation as one of the toughest trails in Colorado is on point.  I call it Colorado’s cardio holy grail. … Continue reading