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The 10 most-affordable ski spots in North America

The 10 most-affordable ski spots in North America Nov 3rd, 2009 at 4:30PM: Skiing, like polo and yachting, is a rich man's(or woman's) sport. The equipment is expensive, and in order to participate, you need to go to a specific place. In the case of skiing, this means paying ski lift fees and traveling to a pricey ski resort. The costs can add up and make it prohibitively expensive for less affluent ski enthusiasts. But there are some less expensive ski resorts. Ski.com...

United just can't win with Canadian singer

United just can't win with Canadian singer Oct 30th, 2009 at 10:00AM: Canadian singer-songwriter Dave Carroll flew United again, and it just didn't work out. Carroll made the headlines when he released a YouTube video explaining his experience with United, which broke his guitar when he changed planes at Chicago's O'Hare airport. In his first song, Carroll said he wouldn't rule out flying United again, specifically, "To save the world, I probably would ... but that...

Skiers eager to return to Colorado slopes

Skiers eager to return to Colorado slopes Oct 27th, 2009 at 3:00PM: The travel market may be in the tank, but things are looking good for Vail Resorts. Season passes for their slopes were up 13 percent last month. Sure, some of the deals have probably helped, but the market has definitely changed over the past year. In 2008, travelers were feeling the fresh sting of the financial crisis, and job cuts were looming. Everyone became more cautious, because they didn't...

Gun-toting pilot gets gig back

Gun-toting pilot gets gig back Oct 10th, 2009 at 12:00PM: A gun was fired in the cockpit and so was the pilot. In March 2008, on a flight from Denver to Charlotte, US Airways pilot Jim Langenhahn's gun discharged, an action taken by his employer shortly after. Now that his 18-month disciplinary suspension is over, he's back in training and getting ready to take to the friendly skies. The Associated Press didn't mention whether the current program...

Own the Curtis Hotel in Denver for one night

Own the Curtis Hotel in Denver for one night Oct 6th, 2009 at 1:30PM: The Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver is not your typical hotel. Staying here is all about having fun. And what could be more fun than owning an entire hotel, even if only for one night? Through its Won Night Only promotion, the Curtis is offering up the whole hotel for one night - December 31, 2009 - to the highest bidder. Up for grabs is a package that includes occupancy of each of the...

100 urban adventures for the city dweller

100 urban adventures for the city dweller Sep 20th, 2009 at 9:00AM: Looking for something to do today as the weekend quickly comes to a close? Then look no further than Outside Magazine's list of 100 Urban Adventures. As you can no doubt tell, it contains some of the best activities to do in the great outdoors while remaining well within some of the largest cities in the U.S. Outside turns its attention on such urban centers as New York, Boston, and Chicago,...

Plan your Great American Beer Festival experience online

Plan your Great American Beer Festival experience online Sep 18th, 2009 at 2:00PM: The Great American Beer Festival, one of the largest beer fests in the US, is just six days away. The three-day event known as the Olympics of beer is sold out, but if you are one of the lucky 50,000 or so who will be in attendance when it takes place in Denver next week, now is the time to plan your perfect GABF experience. The GABF is more than just an excuse to drink beer (lots and lots of...

United rolls out Travel Options promo with giveaways at three US airports

United rolls out Travel Options promo with giveaways at three US airports Sep 3rd, 2009 at 4:00PM: Travelers at the Denver, Washington Dulles and San Francisco Airports got a special surprise today. United Airlines opened its Travel Options by United Spin the Wheel booths at the three hubs, offering flyers the chance to win some pretty cool prizes. Those who spin the wheel receive freebies for use on future flights, like an upgrade to Economy Plus, Premier Line access at the security...

Denver's Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast is eco-chic

Denver's Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast is eco-chic Aug 15th, 2009 at 11:00AM: At Denver's Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast, the mission statement is clear. Comfort, style and luxury can co-exist with sustainable, eco-friendly practices. And when it comes to green initiatives, Milan Doshi, the b&b's owner, seems to have thought of everything. The bedding, the paint, the food, the labor - every aspect of the b&b was specifically chosen to be as green as possible. ...

Chattanooga, Portsmouth among top art destinations in the U.S.

Chattanooga, Portsmouth among top art destinations in the U.S. Apr 18th, 2009 at 3:00PM: Who thought that Tennessee and New Hampshire would be some of the top towns in the country for art lovers. AmericanStyle magazine just issued the results of its twelfth annual arts destinations poll. Some spots are predictable. Others, like Chattanooga, will just blow your mind. This is the first year Chattanooga made the list, shooting all the way up to second in the mid-sized city category. If...

Competition is keeping some airfares in check, and in some cases, cheaper than you think

Competition is keeping some airfares in check, and in some cases, cheaper than you think Sep 30th, 2008 at 1:00PM: From what I've been reading, despite the talk of how airfares are increasing, it's wise to keep checking for the travel deals. They can be found. According to this AOL Money and Finance article, depending on where you are heading, you can find a reasonable rate. Heading to Europe, for example, may score a bargain because there has been an increase in flights which means more seats to fill which...

Where to get your freedom fries in Denver

Where to get your freedom fries in Denver Aug 20th, 2008 at 12:30PM: Next week, an estimated 70,000 out-of-towners are expected to descend on Denver, Colorado for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Thousands of political activists will arrive hungry for change and hungry for dinner. And what better appetizer than the official food of American politics: freedom fries. (But they're still called French Fries everywhere outside of the Capitol building.) Denver...

Wooden hotel keycards to debut next week in Denver

Wooden hotel keycards to debut next week in Denver Aug 19th, 2008 at 1:00PM: From changing linens and towels daily to keeping the air conditioner in every room turned to 55 degrees in the summer, hotels have been coming under fire for a long time over their wasteful use of resources. With the environment in the spotlight as the 2008 US Presidential election approaches, hotels are beginning to take steps toward better environmental practices. This morning, Sustainable...

Where to go in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. Two suggestions. Intelligent Travel needs more

Where to go in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. Two suggestions. Intelligent Travel needs more Aug 7th, 2008 at 12:30PM: Over at Intelligent Travel, editor, Janelle Nanos is heading to Colorado this weekend, specifically to Denver (for Friday evening) and Boulder (for the rest of the weekend). She's looking for suggestions for what she might do and where she might eat. Hiking is one of the things Janelle is interested in doing. As a person who as been both to Denver and Boulder, I have my ideas, although I haven't...

Denver group trying to allow pot smoking in airport lounges

Denver group trying to allow pot smoking in airport lounges Jun 25th, 2008 at 12:00PM: Denver recently approved a measure making possession of a small amount of marijuana legal, so the next logical step in opening places in which to smoke the reefer was obviously Denver International Airport. That's what a group of activists called Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER) are trying to do. Their argument is that it's a great alternative to drinking at the airport, which...

Bring mom to flowers for Mother's Day

Bring mom to flowers for Mother's Day May 9th, 2008 at 12:30PM: Several botanical gardens are having Mother's Day events this Sunday. One of the advantages of going to a botanical garden, I've found, is that they usually have wonderful gift shops that are perfect places for picking up that last minute present. If you've forgotten to buy your mother a gift, when she's not looking, perhaps, when she's basking in the fragrance of a floral paradise, slip into...

Travel and racism: What's love got to do with it?

Travel and racism: What's love got to do with it? May 6th, 2008 at 11:00AM: I posted a story about an on-line test developed by the University of Chicago to help people learn about their tendencies to think a wallet or a cell phone may be a gun depending on the color of the person's skin. Two commenters wondered what the study has to do with travel. I think most things have to do with travel, but I majored in sociology as an undergraduate, so I see connections in...

TSA Screener caught sneaking gun through x-ray, isn't fired

TSA Screener caught sneaking gun through x-ray, isn't fired Apr 25th, 2008 at 10:40AM: I'm a little surprised we never reported on the original story of a TSA screener in Denver who was caught smuggling a weapon past security, but Boing Boing nonetheless provided us an update to the story today. Turns out the employee, Alvin Crabtree (pictured), received a 30-day suspension after the incident, but was allowed to return to his position. So just to clarify: a TSA employee can sneak a...

Canceled flights can get you some luxury

Canceled flights can get you some luxury Apr 11th, 2008 at 12:30PM: If you happen to be one of those unfortunate people who come up with a dud on what seems to be a new roulette style airline game called "Will My Flight be Canceled?" or even worse, "Will my Airline Shut Down Overnight?," you can head to certain Kimpton Hotels for a gift designed especially for you--the stranded traveler. As a way to coax stranded travelers to a Kimpton Hotel, the "Stranded in...

Possibly the world's coolest conveyor belt

Possibly the world's coolest conveyor belt Apr 5th, 2008 at 10:43AM: I am in Colorado this weekend. (Stay tuned for a ski dispatch.) I have to say I was impressed by Colorado the minute I got off the plane. Check out the conveyor belt they have at Denver airport? Yes, they really put skiing first, don't they. Instead of collecting your skis or golf bag at various stages of decomposition at the "over sized baggage claim," you can just collect them right out of the...

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