Category Archives for Colorado.


Work-Life balance in Garden of the Gods

Frontier Airlines flew me from San Jose to Denver for $98 round trip on days that worked around the BoardingArea mini-BAcon workshop on Google Analytics and SEO. Another tech day in a long series of lessons I have attended over the past decade about how a blog should be organized to make money. Many more…

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Colorado Springs walking off BAcon

This week is my second trip ever to Colorado Springs. I came to attend Boarding Area Mini-Bacon, a small gathering of bloggers for a day of workshops and a chance for Boarding Area affiliated bloggers to make contact with each other and House of Miles staff. Last time I was in Colorado Springs was May…

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Hilton Best Rate Guarantee and Upgrade Hampton Inn Denver Downtown

Denver was an expensive hotel city this past week. Finding a best rate guarantee with Hilton Worldwide was the main reason I could afford a downtown hotel over the Labor Day four-day weekend holiday this year running Saturday through Tuesday, November 11. Hilton Best Rate Guarantee and Upgrade                                                 Hampton Inn Denver Downtown The first part…

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Pot Tourism in Colorado

Colorado legalized recreational marijuana on January 1, 2014. I have been visiting Denver regularly for more than 30 years. Last week was my first visit in 2014 to newly ‘recreational green’ Colorado. Denver, Colorado currently has around 120 recreational marijuana stores for a city of 650,000. ‘Help Wanted’ signs are a good sign to see…

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Element Basalt Aspen Valley opening August 2015

Element Hotels are a room and hotel concept I like. A one-room apartment style space based on environmentally green concepts is a fine model for the hotel industry. The first Starwood Hotels extended stay brand Element Hotel opened in 2008. Six years later, there are only 11 Element Hotels open in North America. Element is…

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Aspen budget hotels with SPG Hot Escapes

Aspen budget hotels with SPG Hot Escapes hotel discounts this week can get you in a hotel near Aspen at a great discount compared to Aspen in-town rates .  This week’s SPG Hot Escapes has over 160 hotels including Wildwood Snowmass for $75 and $80 per night for most weekdays over the next six weeks and…

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Colorado Tourism Commercial – Once

USA ProCycling Challenge in Colorado, nicknamed ‘America’s Race’, finished up after seven days of cycling races mostly in the high country from Aspen to Denver. The average elevation was something like 6,500 feet and some roads took the race to a higher level than any professional cycling race with Independence Pass at an elevation over…

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