If you are looking for a last-gasp summer trip to get out of the heat or a fall getaway with — or without — the kids, you can’t do better than a mountain town like historic Breckenridge, about 90 minutes from Denver
Ask locals in a ski town like Breckenridge CO, home of one of the largest ski resorts in Colorado, and they will tell you they came for the winter but stayed for the summer
We’re talking all about how to get “unplugged” on vacation. Perhaps you can use a special wallpaper on your phone to remind you that: “The World out there is better than IN HERE.” Or: “How IMPORTANT is it?”
That increasingly includes kids as resorts, cruise ships and city hotels offer special treatments — everything from mani-pedis at the JW Spa Chicago and a Tween Delight s’mores manicure with bubbling foot bath and s’mores pedicure at the Allegria Spa at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek...
There is biking, hiking, playgrounds, rock climbing and lots of wildflowers—Crested Butte has the moniker for the Wildflower Capital and is packed with tourists in summer
And what better place to be than Vail -- and Vail’s legendary Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin. And though much of the terrain is for experts, you’ll find trails that suit every level and every style of skier.
We’re skiing at Vail on newly groomed slopes after a foot of new snow. Even better, we’re staying at the new 285-room Hotel Talisa, Vail’s only true luxury ski-in, ski out resort.
The newly re-opened Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum (it’s free!) in Vail is a great place to learn about the tremendous influence those 10th Mountain Division veterans who founded the modern US ski industry
Every day at The Sebastian, a family-oriented hotel in the heart of Vail Village, there is a complimentary kids’ activity so parents can relax over a drink in the Frost bar, grab a nap or luxuriate in a spa treatment
At the Four Seasons Vail, men come for a restorative massage after skiing including the “brew and renew” that incorporates warmed cans of Crazy Mountain Brew rather than hot stones. The treatment finishes with a can of cold beer.