Surrounded by 45,000 acres of open space with the grandeur of the Flatirons rock formation as a backdrop, Boulder, Colorado has come a long way since its early days as a bustling mining town. Today, the city is known for its hip, healthy vibe as well as upscale and historic hotels, trendsetting retail shops and […]
Steamboat Springs, Colorado Five HOT Summertime Activities This charming resort town, also known as Ski Town, U.S.A.®, was originally just a summer destination, owing much of its allure to the 150 natural hot springs that dot the landscape. Travelers as far back as 1880 came here to partake of the waters as well as […]
An easy day hike on the eastern plains The sun shines in Colorado almost every day, and this was no exception. The morning was clear, and watching the antelope sway across the prairie and the horseback rider move cleanly up the ridge in the distance was worth the hour in the car. I was headed […]
The resort area of Beaver Creek is located approximately two hours west of Denver in Avon, Colorado. While it is best known for wintertime sports and summertime activities, the area also has a host of restaurants and trendy eateries hidden among its perfectly groomed slopes.
It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful Colorado destination than Snowmass. Surrounded by majestic mountains and stately Aspen trees it’s the perfect place to unwind and take part in all the fun this town has to offer. From chili cook offs, to free concerts to hot air balloon festivals; no matter what time of year, this town always seems to be in a celebration mode.
Each year, the train makes 560 trips carrying more than 1,000 passengers along its rails and the Royal Gorge Route has been named one of America’s top 8 train excursions by Trains Magazine. In addition to the dining options, there is a murder mystery train as well as the Santa Express where the kids can enjoy hot cocoa and holiday stories and even get a visit from Santa.
Grand Lake is located 100 miles west of Denver and is an easy, scenic drive into the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Its location, nestled at one end of Rocky Mountain National Park, has made it one of the most popular vacations spots to visit. Surrounded by majestic mountains and a national forest and anchored by the largest natural lake (400 feet deep, 1.5 miles long and 2 miles wide) in Colorado also makes Grand Lake one of the most beautiful areas as well as one of the state’s grandest natural outdoor water playgrounds.
By Carol Schluederberg Photos courtesy of Snowmass Tourism Veering off the highway towards my destination of Snowmass Village, I was enchanted by one of the most stunning and panoramic mountain views in Colorado. With each winding curve, Snowmass ski area and the Elk Mountain range came into view in magnificent splendor. The verdant mountainside is […]
Canon City Colorado is a city known for its oldest and largest attraction, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, but Canon City has much more to offer for a pair of travelers looking for a Colorado getaway. The foundation of any good trip is relaxing accommodations. In Canon City look no further than the Jewel […]
Colorado’s Western Slope is an area full of hidden travel gems that can easily go undiscovered by most travelers. Ron Stern, the host of JustSayGoTV, introduces us to this great vacation or “stay-cation” destination. This video is just the first in a series of videos giving a broad overview of Colorado’s Western Slope.
Story and photos by Hollie Vanderjagt My friend and I woke up early on a cool July morning, ready for a full day’s hike. Though the sun had not yet risen over the horizon, it was light as we swerved up the twisty road and into the mountain park. We exited the car and looked toward […]
Story and photos by Ron Stern Durango is tucked neatly alongside the San Juan Mountains in the southwest portion of Colorado, a spot that’s always been on my food destination list. Last month while there I found a small town with more local restaurants per capita than San Francisco – and just as diverse. Sometimes […]
by Ron Stern Caring for wolves wasn’t exactly how Patricia Wendland expected to spend her life. I met her and her “friends” at an unlikely place- the community craft event known as the New West Fest in Ft. Collins. I noticed a crowd forming around a booth and upon closer inspection saw Patricia fielding questions […]
Article and photos by Ron Stern I have lived in Ft. Collins for eight years and have driven by this unique location many times. But for some reason, on this occasion I decided to stop and see what the Swetsville Zoo was all about. Named after its founder, Bill Swets, this unusual sculpture park features […]
Article and photos by Janet Burns Located in north-central Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park boasts 415 square miles of pristine wilderness, babbling brooks, dense forests, glassy lakes, prolific wildlife, and glacial-carved mountains capped with snow most of the year. What an inspiring sight it must have been to the first white men who entered this […]
1- Niwot Inn- Hidden Retreat in the Boulder Valley 2- Denver’s Historic Castle Marne Evokes Victorian Splendor 3- The Sod Buster Inn- A Little Piece of Heaven in Colorado’s Cowboy Country 4- The Queen Anne Inn: Victorian Charm in the Mile High City Story and photos by Ron and Nancy Stern Built in 1879, the […]
1- Niwot Inn- Hidden Retreat in the Boulder Valley 2- Denver’s Historic Castle Marne Evokes Victorian Splendor 3- The Sod Buster Inn- A Little Piece of Heaven in Colorado’s Cowboy Country 4- The Queen Anne Inn: Victorian Charm in the Mile High City Story and photos by Ron and Nancy Stern Niwot Inn- Hidden Retreat […]
Story and photos by Naeem Randhawa and Sonia Laflamme Colorado is on of those few getaway or vacation destinations that truly has something to offer for everyone. Families looking to get away for a long-weekend at small-town resorts offering a comprehensive range of outdoor/indoor activities that would satisfy all the requirements of each member of […]
Story by Ron Stern Echo Canyon River Expeditions I was never much for adventure travel. Instead, I prefer the simplicity of a nice hotel, pool and waiters bringing me tropical drinks with little umbrellas. So it was with mild trepidation that I embarked on my first whitewater rafting trip with Echo Canyon River Expeditions in […]
Story by Bruce Stampley Photos by Bruce & Lori Stampley The quiet sky of the San Luis Valley of Colorado glows faintly in the night. In the tiny community of Hooper, just three miles from the famous Colorado Gator Farm (that’s right, Alligators in Colorado ), sits a tower. It is not tall as towers […]