2013 Reviews in Review

You see them everywhere – those year-end wrap ups. Top news events, top celebrity baby bump sitings, top ridiculous quotes from politicians – you name it, somebody’s going to compile it to help wrap up the year with a tidy, numbered bow. Love ’em or hate ’em, we’re joining the bandwagon again this year. With…

Getaway: Winter in the City By T. Ravlin Lyte

The holidays are almost over and there’s always that slight let down. We decided to avoid that post-holiday slump by planning something fun in the heart of downtown Denver. Our Winter in the City Getaway revolved around the Mile High Holidays Hotel Deals through Visit Denver’s program. The deals to get rooms for the mile high…

Santa Fe Revisited

Recently, I had the opportunity to return to Santa Fe for a speedy weekend, a place this Denver native truly loves and identifies with. Why? I’m not sure. It is Colorado’s southern neighbor and, like neighbors, we have some things in common but there are a lot of things about us that are very different.…

Chicago on a Shoestring

Denverites, you have more in common with Chicago than you might think. Chicago is brash, bossy, always two steps ahead of Denver. The Windy City’s wealth and power molded the Mile High City’s destiny from the beginning. Venerated Denver Mayor Speer, inspired by the City Beautiful movement showcased at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, envisioned his shabby Colorado capitol as a Paris on the Platte. Thanks to his vision sparked by Chicago, today’s Denver enjoys a network of…

San Diego in Four Days By T. Ravlin Lyte

Don’t you love it when a sudden opportunity to travel presents itself? I got just such an opportunity to hitch a ride to San Diego when my S.O. had to go there for business. The upside? It was San Diego, for heaven’s sake. The downside? It was only for four days (including flying there and…

Glamping in a Yurt

I love nature. I love trees, grass, the big sky, butterflies and birds. I just don’t like having to sleep in it and I really, really don’t like having to go to the bathroom in it. It seems, well, unnatural.  I’m not such a prima donna as to say my idea of camping is a…

A River Runs Through Denver

For an arid state like Colorado, water is a luxury and its tumbling flow through narrow canyon creeks and shallow plains riverbeds exerts a powerful draw. Rafting and kayaking our waterways is a fun adventure during late spring and summer months. Recently, I took a dip in the world of River Rats and Kayakers without…

San Antonio – What to Do, What to Do By T. Ravlin Lyte

San Antonio is a blast during Fiesta® but it’s fun throughout the year too. Here are some additional things to do during Fiesta but also any time you visit this wonderful city. Other Things to Do: The Fiesta Arts Fair will remind you a lot of Denver’s Cherry Creek Arts Festival in that there are artists from across the…

San Antonio – Celebrate Fiesta! By T. Ravlin Lyte

San Antonio loves to party. Or rather, to celebrate, because there is a difference. During Fiesta®, San Antonio’s eleven day celebration to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto, it isn’t about getting trashed which so many celebrations dissolve into. Instead, San Antonio celebrates joyously, proudly and with…

Santa Fe – Stay A While

A trip to Santa deserves at least four days to do it right and with leisure.  In the series of blogs I have written, I haven’t even scratched the surface of all that I did on my five day visit. It’s a magical place you should linger in, discovering all that it has to offer…