topmenu

Archive | Colorado

Cookhouse Yurt Colorado

Going Off Grid in Colorado

Cookhouse Yurt Colorado

Fall is a beautiful time for active travel, and of course, there’s really no better time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. One of the best ways to appreciate nature is to find lodging where you disconnect as much as possible. Doesn’t that sound nice? Well, follow along as our guest contributor, Anna Reid […]

Continue Reading
Visit Ouray, Colorado

Go Off-the-Beaten-Path in Ouray, Colorado

Visit Ouray, Colorado

Do you have a favorite off-the-beaten-path mountain town in Colorado? For Alan and me, Ouray takes that honor. Situated at 7,700 ft in the San Juan Mountains, the former mining town is a quaint counterpart to upscale Telluride—a skip and a jump over the mountains to the west. When it comes to charm combined with fun […]

Continue Reading
Bond with the grandkids on a summer adventure in Vail. Photo by @Greg Ennis. ©Keystone

Bond With the Grandkids On a Summer Adventure in Vail

Bond with the grandkids on a summer adventure in Vail. Photo by @Greg Ennis. ©Keystone

Alan and I are big fans of active travel, especially when it comes to multigenerational trips. RockResorts has sponsored my article on bonding with grandkids over a summer adventure in Vail, Colorado. Let’s play a game for a minute. Close your eyes. Now think back to your favorite memories of your grandparents. Bet I can guess what […]

Continue Reading
California Gulch

Saturday’s scene: San Juan sunshine

California Gulch

Discovering a field of yellow wildflowers in California Gulch is one of the treats on a mid-summer 4-wheel-drive-adventure in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. But, California Gulch offers much more than pretty scenery. The remnants of gold and silver mining history are strewn about adding a historical flavor to the journey. Weeds grow through a […]

Continue Reading

Go back to school at The Broadmoor’s Barbecue University

barbeque-university-prime-rib

Do you like to mix cooking with luxury travel? Barbecue University might be just the ticket for upgrading your barbecue skills. Steve Collins of Santa Fe Traveler attended and is here to tell us why we should go, too. Looking for a great getaway? Boomer barbecue fans can combine cooking and luxury at Barbecue University. […]

Continue Reading
North Fork Ranch

Boomer adventure on a Colorado dude ranch

North Fork Ranch

Are you ready for a boomer travel adventure at a Colorado dude ranch? In today’s guest post, freelance writer and author Linda Ballou tells us about her experience at North Fork Ranch. Grab your virtual cowboy hat and boots for a Western adventure like no other.  Dude ranches have long been a bastion of Western […]

Continue Reading
Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail

Saturday’s scene: summer at Keystone Resort

If you think Colorado is all about winter travel fun, you haven’t experienced summer at Keystone Resort. Are you a golfer, tennis nut, horseback rider, mountain biker, hiker or mountain lover? You’ll find plenty to do here in the summer. I’m at Keystone Resort in Colorado, for the TBEX travel blogger conference, so this boomer traveler is skipping […]

Continue Reading
Hidden Lake Overlook Trail in Glacier National Park

Five National Park hikes for active boomers

Hidden Lake Overlook Trail in Glacier National Park

Updated 04.01.2019:  In my opinion, a hike is a hike, no matter the exertion level. Some of us are up for hiking the Grand Canyon rim to rim—uh, that would not be me—while others (probably the majority of boomers) are looking for an active travel experience that will take us outside and into the wonders […]

Continue Reading
Colorado's Alpine Loop

Driving the Alpine Loop in One Day on a Boomer Road Trip Adventure

Colorado's Alpine Loop

Updated 06.20.2019:  Alpine Loop in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains introduces baby boomers to high-country scenery and Colorado mining history. It’s best explored on a 2 or 3-day Alpine Loop itinerary with overnight stops in Lake City, Silverton or Ouray. But you can drive the Alpine Loop in one day. That’s what Alan and I did.  […]

Continue Reading

Saturday’s scene: Summer in Yankee Boy Basin

ouray-colorado-yankee-boy-basin

On an early July visit to Yankee Boy Basin near Ouray, Colorado, the snow still lingers. As it melts, waterfalls rush down the hillside. Active baby boomers will discover this alpine scene at the end of a nine-mile four-wheel-drive adventure in the San Juan Mountains. You’ll pass the defunct Ruby Mine plus more evidence of […]

Continue Reading

Scratch Those Itchy Travel Feet!

Boomer travelers rely on our weekly email newsletter for fresh travel inspiration, tips, and advice. It's free! No spam, unsubscribe anytime.