Bluegrass night at Oskar Blues – and more off-the-beaten track gems – in little Lyons, Colorado.
Bluegrass Night at Oskar Blues, Lyons

This is fifth (and probably last) post about my roadtrip through northern Colorado. Some places rarely appear in tourism brochures. Some places, you need to know the right people. Not the right people, as in the richest or the hippest or the best connected (although knowing those people is never a bad thing, by any […]


An eerie night ghost hunting at The Stanley Hotel, otherwise known as the haunted hotel that inspired The Shining. And yes, it’s creepy.
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado

This is the fourth post about my Colorado roadtrip.  “The Shining” Hotel Horror movies and scary books were a real problem when I was a tween. All my friends were plowing through Stephen King novels and going to flicks such as The Amityville Horror. But whenever I would try to do the same, I’d wake […]


Touring the three corners of Fort Collins’ “Brewmuda Triangle”: New Belgium Brewery (home to Fat Tire beer), Odells and the Fort Collins Brewery.
Touring New Belgium Brewery, Fort Collins

This is the third in a series of posts on my roadtrip through northern Colorado: I’ve had a love/hate relationship with beer over the years, mostly erring on hate. I remember stealing sips of my father’s beer when I was little, crinkling my nose at the sour taste.  Most people form their relationship with beer […]


How I successfully avoided altitude sickness this time around in Colorado’s high altitude towns.
Loveland Pass, Colorado

This is the second in a series of posts from my roadtrip across Colorado. When I heard that TBEX was going to be held in Keystone this year, I grew nervous. I didn’t want to miss the conference, which has become a must-do for travel bloggers seeking to network and connect with companies interested in […]

A look at what it’s been like to roadtrip through northern Colorado towns, including Fort Collins, Estes Park and Lyons, as wildfires burn.
Smoke plume from High Park fire in Fort Collins, Colorado

This is the first in a series of posts on my June roadtrip through northern Colorado. My parents are avid CNN watchers, but sometimes what you see on the news doesn’t give you the full picture, especially when it comes to tourism. So went one conversation before I started my epic week-long Colorado roadtrip, which […]


Aspen’s Jerome IS a Haunted Hotel

by Chris on August 30, 2011

A reader has a ghostly encounter at Hotel Jerome in Aspen, proof (to me, at least), that the place was haunted.
Jerome haunted hotel

More than a year ago, I stayed at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen – and had an experience that convinced me that it was haunted. No one believed me. But then I received an email from John Devlin, a reader from Fort Collins, Colo., who found my post through Google. Here’s his story below: “I […]


A day snowboarding at the Durango ski resort known as Purgatory, topped off with beers at Steamworks Brewery? Awesome.
Durango Ski Resort

By Brad Wright, Contributing Writer In Colorado, children are born with skis attached. While this might make for an awkward and painful childbirth,  they’re fearless on the slopes and easily able to out ski their parents by age 3. For your mid-age boarder, it’s frustrating just how capable these little rug rats are. But it’s […]


Looking for a new take on winter activities? Try dog sledding in Colorado with the Durango Dog Ranch.
dog sledding in Colorado

By Brad Wright, Contributing Writer When you think dog sledding, you immediately think of clips that you’ve seen of the Iditarod, the premier sleigh dog race that takes place in Alaska. My dog sled ride with the Durango Dog Ranch team in southwest Colorado wasn’t quite the same, but I came away feeling like it […]


A day spent ice climbing at Ouray Ice Park, in the town where the original True Grit was filmed. Plus stops at Ouray hot springs, the Ouray Brewery, the Ourayle House and the Outlaw Restaurant.
Ice climbing, Ouray Ice Park

By Brad Wright, Contributing Writer My feelings about ice climbing had always been mixed.  I imaged a constant set of pull ups, while perched precariously on a slippery slab of frozen waterfall. And that’s just about right, except that it’s also a lot of fun. Colorado’s ice climbing center is located about an hour outside of […]


Looking for perfect powder? Get yourself to Telluride Ski Resort for world class snowboarding and skiing.
Telluride Ski Resort

By Brad Wright, Contributing Writer I’m a Mossback, one of those Northwest natives who tends to get a little moldy in the winter with the absence of sun. So when I had a chance to visit Telluride, a Colorado town known for its legendary snowboarding conditions, clear, cold air, and good food and drink, I […]

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