Denver’s Oxford Hotel and Cruise Room Martini Bar near Union Station

Visit the haunted, historic Oxford Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado, including the wonderful art-deco Cruise Room Martini Bar. Just don't stay in Room 320!

Stanley Hotel Tour, Estes Park, CO, in the Rocky Mountains – Part 2

My second post about the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. The guided tour explores history, hauntings, movies shot there and famous visitors, including Steven King and Jim Carrey.

Buffalo Bill’s Gravesite and Museum (Pahaska Teepee), Golden, CO

Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum (Pahaska Teepee) on Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO. Just outside of Denver, this is a family, kid-friendly tourist destination. The views are spectacular and the museum is well done.

Historic Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Historic Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, high in the Rocky Mountains boasts a prime location next to the public hot springs pool and hand-laid tile lobby. Step into the lobby from the adjoining Glenwood Canyon Brewpub and experience a bit of upscale Old West history.

Colorado’s Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in the Rocky Mountains

Glenwood Springs Adventure Park amusement park high in the Rocky Mountains is a fun family vacation spot and great for kids. A gondola skylift takes you up to an Old West style park with rides, shows, games and even panning for gold!

Glenwood Springs, Colorado: Hot Springs and Old West

The healing hot springs at Glenwood Springs, Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains has been a draw for tourists and swimmers since before the first homesteader in the 1880s. In addition to the spa resorts, it offers history such as Doc Holliday, wonderful restaurants, historic hotels and even an altitudinous amusement park! Just a few hours west of Denver by car or Amtrak, it makes a great weekend destination.

Memorial Day Rocky Mountain Road Trip via I-70 West of Denver

Some stunning photography from my Colorado Rocky Mountain road trip via I-70 on Memorial Day weekend 2017. From Denver to Glenwood Springs, the snow and landscapes were gorgeous. And the road signs were not for flatlanders!

Loveland, CO + Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Happy Father’s Day! For the occasion, I’ve included my favorite barbecue recipe you can pass along to Dad (or make for him) if he’s cooking out this weekend. It appears at the end of this post. Let me know how it turns out for you.

I’ve just returned from four glorious days in northern Colorado, affectionately known as NoCO. My husband and I were based out of Denver, but we managed to daytrip to some surrounding areas, including a smallish (pop. 67,000) town called Loveland. We met a woman who lives there and raved about it, so we decided to check it out. read more