Travel has never been as popular as it is today. Every 20-something I know has traveled to Europe or Asia or both places, whether during their gap year or college or simply as a way to escape having to start real life for a while.
While many of us dream of world travel, it’s simply not feasible most of the time. Yes, perhaps a couple of trips in a lifetime but for the most part, most of us stay close to home when we travel. Many things keep us closer to home, not the least being that a mortgage is expensive, especially in Colorado.
Enter the Travel & Adventure Show. It’s coming to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver this weekend (February 23-24), and it’s not only about international travel. There will be booths with representatives from everywhere including right here in Colorado, a place that many of us live, work and travel.
I know for a fact, for instance, that Ouray will have a booth. Have you been to Ouray? It’s five and a half hours from Denver but feels like it’s a world away. With hot springs and some of the most beautiful views in Colorado, you’ve got to go and the gals at this booth can help you plan it.
In addition to going to Ouray, you should also attend the Travel & Adventure Show. After all, I’m on a panel. That’s right, I’ll be sitting alongside some truly fascinating people in the travel industry including Juliana Broste of Traveling Jules, Sherry Ott of OttsWorld.com and Rich Grant, author of “100 Things to do in Denver Before You Die.”
The seminar, entitled “Colorado Content Creators – You Get to Travel for a Living!” is being moderated by Dave Fluegge, Social Media Expert. We are going to reveal some of our favorite places, tell a few travel stories and give the audience advice on how to make their next trip extra special, whether that’s through beautiful photography or simply talking to locals.
The seminar takes place Saturday, February 23 at 12:30 pm in the Savvy Traveler Theater.
Ryan and I will make a weekend of the event and plan to stay at The Curtis Hotel, just a six-minute walk from the Colorado Convention Center.
It will be a fun weekend to stay in Denver. The Mile High City will be buzzing. There is the travel show at the convention center and the free UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Finals & Barbegezi Winter Festival in Civic Center Park. I am truly looking forward to all the excitement that will be happening downtown.
Tickets to the Travel & Adventure Show are $11 for one day and $18 for both Saturday and Sunday. However, this is your chance to win two free tickets.
To enter to win two free, one-day tickets to the Travel & Adventure Show in Denver, just leave a comment telling me a place within the Rocky Mountain region that’s on your travel bucket list. Perhaps it’s Ouray!
Winner to be notified via email on Thursday evening (Feb. 21) at approximately 7 p.m.
Best of luck and I can’t wait to meet you at the show.
Love the road trip between Pine and Woodland Park on Highway 67. Great hiking, fishing, scenery and you can always stop in Deckers for lunch. Sadly, the scars from the Hayman fire are still very evident but it is inspiring to see how nature fights her way back.
Want to visit Telluride. We are planning a road trip from Colorado Springs to black canyon of Gunnison to Telluride to Durango to ouray to pagosa springs and back to Colorado Springs.
I wish I could come to Denver for this, it sounds so fun!! And I hope our paths cross someday…. 🙂
I hear there are some kind of crazy sand dunes in the lower right hand corner of Colorado. Never seen them, so I think that’s what I’d pick!
I wish I could make it to this event – but thanks for letting me know. I will watch for it next year!
I’ve wanted to visit Strawberry Park Hot Springs ….any hot spring really, so potentially Ouray because I have never been to a hot spring!
Although I do love Ouray and have been all over Colorado, I’ve actually never been to Telluride. Would love to go
Pagosa hot springs! Our goal is to visit them all!!
Durango! The Brew Train in Durango would be so much fun and then meander our way back up towards Denver through Telluride, Gunnison, etc. We recently moved back to the region so up for any Colorado adventure!
I sure would love to stay in Ouray some day and not just drive through it! Such a beautiful town. I didn’t know about this coming up, it looks fascinating. I have had some travel related business ideas for some time.
Great Sand Dunes National Park, the only NP in Colorado we haven’t yet visited.
I have lived in Colorado 57 years and I still have not stayed at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. I am now retired and my husband and I are going to make this happen.
I would love to road trip to Yellowstone. Probably without the crowds would be best.
Mahathi won the two tickets! Congrats! I have emailed you.
The rest of who entered can get $5 off by using the code HEIDI19 here:
I hope to see you on Saturday! Please stop by and say hi.
Thank you all for entering!