Always have a travel backup plan ready in case your itinerary melts away

If you don’t have a travel backup plan for your next vacation, you need to read this. Seriously. Itineraries go sideways all the time.

I ought to know. Read more “Always have a travel backup plan ready in case your itinerary melts away”

How to get better in Boulder, Colorado (and find time for a few turns)

Before my feet touched the ground, I knew something was wrong. I felt that familiar sore throat, the feverish chills, the body aches and fatigue.

I had the flu.

I rolled back into my bed at the Crowne Plaza in Denver and silently wondered, “How bad is this going to be?”

The answer came soon enough. Two of my kids — the indefatigable 11-year-old and the high-energy 13-year-old — were uninfected. Read more “How to get better in Boulder, Colorado (and find time for a few turns)”

Dante would love these Colorado ski resorts and so will your kids

Purgatory sounds like a scary anecdote from Mrs. Olson’s Sunday School class. As in, “If you sin, you will end up skiing the slopes of Purgatory for all eternity.”

That wouldn’t be such a bad thing, come to think of it. Read more “Dante would love these Colorado ski resorts and so will your kids”

Bouncing around Colorado Springs in the dead of winter

Mention Colorado Springs and you probably think of Pikes Peak, the highest mountain in the southern Front Range of the Rockies, or the Broadmoor Hotel, the historic resort nestled in the hills overlooking the city.

But what happens when you take both of those out of the picture, plus most of the other tourists? Read more “Bouncing around Colorado Springs in the dead of winter”

Dollar hit me with $255 in administrative fees

Garry Woessner rents a car, but turns down the offer of renting an electronic toll pass. You can see how much this misstep cost him. How do you keep toll authorities from making it “E-Z” to overcharge you, and how can we help Woessner appeal the charges? Read more “Dollar hit me with $255 in administrative fees”

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