September 2015

Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Downtown Glenwood Springs in late summer.

On our last visit to Glenwood Springs, Ryan and I did the math and discovered that we’ve been to Glenwood more than any other Colorado small town. The hot springs have always been a big draw and now there’s another venue where we can soak our cares away. Iron Mountain Hot Springs opened this summer along the banks of the Colorado River. We visited in early September to indulge in

NOCO Mini Maker Faire photo 1

Artists, techies, authors, scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, free thinkers – MAKERS are all these things and more. The first official Maker Faire was held in the bay area of California in 2006. It included more than 100 exhibiting makers. The maker movement quickly grew. Today there are maker faires across the world, including right here in Colorado. There will be more than 130 makers at the NOCO Mini Maker Faire in

The Victorian Room at Old Town Guest House in Colorado Springs.

A one night stay at this bed and breakfast in Colorado Springs and I came away with friends and fond memories Last week I took a quick trip to Colorado Springs to check out Pepper Festival at the Colorado Farm & Art Market. The market, which is held at Ivywild School on Wednesday and Margarita at Pine Creek on Saturdays, is well-worth a visit. I came away with everything from

Featured Festival Montrose Oktoberfest, October 3, 2015. 2

Meet me in Montrose this October for the… If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably driven through Montrose on your way to somewhere else. The fact is, Montrose is smack dab in the middle of a lot of cool stuff and there are a lot of good reasons to stop here for a few nights. The Black Canyon National Park is a mere 21 minutes away. There are three museums

Colorado Farm & Art Market Harvest Dinner menu

I love this time of year. Farmers’ markets overflowing with colorful produce, folks find ways to preserve the flavors of summer and harvest dinners blossom on tables throughout the country. One such dinner is happening at Margarita at Pine Creek  in Colorado Springs at the end of the month. A friend who attended this dinner last year said the Colorado Farm & Art Harvest Dinner was the best meal she

Hungry Chicken Homestead Bonnie & chickens Heather Sams Fine Portraits

My mother canned throughout my childhood. I especially remember the peaches. She’d open a jar on a rainy Pacific Northwest day and it was a reminder of summertime. Two decades later, I can still recall the sweet flavor of those peaches and the way they glowed like summer sunshine in my bowl. Bonnie Simon, of Colorado Springs, is the founder of When she started blogging about the antics of

Man fishing on the Animas River in downtown Durango. Highlights from a weekend in Durango.

As a festival and travel writer, I try not to play favorites when it comes to the Colorado towns I visit, however, there’s something about Durango that makes it hard for me to leave. We visited town for just two nights in late August for San Juan Brewfest. We stayed at the Downtown Durango Inn, located on the banks of the Animas River and within two blocks of all the

Enjoy fall to the fullest in Colorado. cumbres & toltec scenic railroad.

Every year I rack my brain to come up with a good Colorado “leaf peeping” article and I think this year’s post is pretty good. Here are some awesome ways to experience Colorado fall to the fullest this year. Zip line through the colors What better way to experience the colors of a Colorado fall than to fly through the trees? This is the best way to get an up

Taking the long way home, #TravelTuesday. Blanca Peak, Colorado.

Taking the long way home, #TravelTuesday Do you ever take the longer route to or from your road trip destination? Ryan and I do and this past weekend it made all the difference. We decided to head home from Durango via Hwy 165 through Alamosa and Walsenburg and then take I25 north. Google Maps indicated that it was only 24 minutes longer and since we’d already traveled Hwy 285 a