If you haven’t visited Vail in the fall, it’s where summer and autumn collide in the most appealing way. Brightly colored flowers fill brimming flower boxes while pops of yellow appear on the mountain. Shadows of petals and bronze sculptures grow long as the town sashays towards ski season. Accentuated by bites of lamb, sips of wine and incredible scenery, the 2021 Taste of Vail may have been small, but
Colorado is a dog-friendly state. I am always reminded of that when I go out-of-state and the breweries aren’t full of dogs. This is part of why I love living in Colorado: Fritzi can go almost anywhere with me. Fritzi the German Shepherd can definitely go to Vail because it is a super dog-friendly town. At the Vail Farmers Market, held every summer Sunday, I once counted ten golden retrievers
Sometimes, I am asked why I like Vail so much. “You seem like a down-to-earth person,” they’ll say. “Why Vail?” That’s because a lot of people associate Vail with a sort of pretension that’s been hard for the destination to shake, and maybe some would rather not. Let’s face it, if you think a place is a certain way, it’s likely that you’ll find it that way when you visit.