Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors

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Buena Vista Mt Princeton Hot Springs Colorado

Taking the Plunge in Buena Vista

I. Can’t. Breathe. One minute I’m paddling a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) in the middle of a pristine lake. The world rests in perfect balance—warm sun...
mountain biking microadventures on the colorado trail

Microadventures: Backyard Discoveries

It’s challenging to keep a camp stove lit at 11,742 feet between spindrifts of snow. I haven’t spent the night in a snow cave...
Dog Park Colorado Springs

One Dog’s Perfect Day

When my 8-year-old Boston terrier hits deep sleep, her paws wiggle. I’m certain it’s because she’s dreaming. But is she hunting squirrels as many...
Patio at the wines of colorado

Patios We Love

The Wines of Colorado A meal at this secluded spot feels like a staycation. Two decks—one upstairs in the sun and one shaded beside the...

Big Fat Bike Fun

There’s a big, stupid permagrin plastered across my face. I knew fat bikes were fun. I’d heard about their prowess as snow-eating winter cycling...
Illustrated nervous first-timer at clothing-optional hot springs

First-Timer’s Guide to Clothing-Optional Hot Springs

It is a truth universally acknowledged that there comes a time in life when every person closes the door on public nudity. I believed...
Therapy pools at the SunWater Spa

SunWater Spa: Colorado Springs Staycations

This is just the place Manitou and Colorado Springs have needed—this is just the place I have needed. Soaking in hot mineral spring water?...
Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods beyond the Garden fo the Gods Club and Resort infinity pool.

Garden of the Gods Club and Resort: Colorado Springs Staycations

The infinity pool beckons. Steam swirls and dances over its surface in the December chill, convincing me to endure the few steps of freezing...
The Cliff House at Pikes Peak.

Cliff House: Colorado Springs Staycations

It all comes together as I walk the halls of the Cliff House, peering at the faces and customs of bygone eras captured in...
Colorado Springs Staycations: The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel

Mining Exchange: Colorado Springs Staycations

Consider this your excuse to indulge in the heart of downtown. Fine art, drinks, dining—even rock climbing—are within a few blocks of your stay...
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