Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Colorado, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Loveland Colorado, America’s sweetheart city

12/09/2016 by .
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Saturday night and the lovely folks of Loveland Colorado are singing their hearts out to a Marvin Gaye cover by Soul School at the annual Cherry Pie Festival.

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Sylvan Dale Dude Ranch Colorado

11/09/2016 by .
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I’ve arrived at the Sylvan Dale Dude Ranch just in time for an evening sing song. Everyone’s out on the main house back stoop listening to ranch owner Susan Jessup giving us a cowboy ditty.

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Twelve Top USA Art Museums

07/09/2016 by .

People holiday in the States for many reasons – Disneyland, beaches, Hollywood, to ski, to see Graceland or to party in New Orleans – but going to art museums is not usually the main attraction. Nevertheless, many of the world’s finest art museums are in the USA, giving extra reasons to visit city break destinations that are already popular, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. In fact New York has so many fine art collections it’s one city that’s worth visiting for that reason alone. Here are twelve top USA art museums, in alphabetical order, from a list that could easily be twice as long.

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Best things to do in Denver

25/08/2016 by .
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It’s official. Breakfast at the Snooze Cafe is mandatory in Denver. And at 8am the line looks impressively long from my position at the back of it. Denver has come a long way since the early gold rush days when it was full of prospectors and cowboys looking for a fortune in the Rocky Mountains. It’s now a city of culture and art, cool neighbourhoods and craft beers. Denver is alive and kicking and to enjoy it properly, you need to know the best things to do in Denver. 

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Snowmass in summer

10/08/2015 by .
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I was looking forward to a gentle bike ride along the Colorado River when Kevin threw a full suit of body armour at me and pointed upwards. “we’re going up there,  to the top of Snowmass Mountain and biking down.”  I  clench everything at that point to keep my modesty. Welcome to Snowmass in summer I say to myself.

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Summer in Aspen

08/08/2015 by .
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I convinced myself it was a combination of altitude and jet lag when half way up the Aspen’s Ute Trail I was passed by a granny in shorts and a crop top talking on her phone. “Excuse me young man”  she said as she passed me at the speed of light. This is Summer in Aspen in a nutshell; fit, outdoor people swapping their skis for shorts and sun tan oil and lovin’ life.

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