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Peak 6 expansion opens more fun for all ages and abilities
03/07/2014 04:11 AM MST
I wish I was as fearless as the kids. It seems kids have no fear ... on ski slopes, anyway, even when it's dumping snow and the wind is howling on Breckenridge Mountain, two hours west of Denver. We're above tree line at the Peak 6 bowls, which represent the biggest ski-resort terrain expansion in more than a decade.
Girl power kicks in on Aspen-area hut trip
03/07/2014 04:11 AM MST - Last month, I was one of nine women on the inaugural "Leave the Boys Behind" two-night, winter hut trip offered by Aspen Alpine Guides. This new female-centric initiative was also my first backcountry hut trip.
5 for free in Tucson, Arizona: Climate in makes it a giant sandbox
03/07/2014 04:09 AM MST - Nicknamed "Old Pueblo," Tucson is a city with many faces. It's a college town. It's an artist town. It's even still a Wild West town.
Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Near Cancun but a world away
02/28/2014 04:14 AM MST - A half-hour ferry ride from the nonstop party that is Cancun sits an island seductively named Isla Mujeres, or Island of Women. Less than 5 miles long and just a half-mile wide, the tiny Mexican island is an oasis that caters to every set except the rowdy students sowing their oats across the bay.
E-checks are handy, but are they a safe way to pay for travel?
03/04/2014 09:00 AM MST - It turns out that there are several important differences between paying by e-check and paying by credit card. And given the popularity of new electronic payment choices, it's a good time to understand how they work.
Will the hotel foot the bill for that thing you just broke?
03/04/2014 08:47 AM MST - Late one night in an Austrian hotel, Ed Perkins was returning to bed after answering nature’s knock when he tripped and cut his head on a piece of furniture. He placed a T-shirt on the pillow to soak up any blood, but the next morning, he awakened to a B-movie horror scene. The pillowcase was […]
Compared to a rich passenger, your flight was really terrible
03/04/2014 08:45 AM MST - On flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong, first-class passengers can enjoy a Mesclun salad with king crab or a grilled USDA prime beef tenderloin, stretch out in a 3-foot-wide seat that converts to a bed and wash it all down with a pre-slumber Krug "Grande Cuvee" Brut Champagne.
Where to find hidden gems in Paris
03/04/2014 08:44 AM MST - Put away the tourist guide and discover Paris's bars, restaurants and attractions that pull in the locals.
80 years after he walked across Europe, a travel writer's final volume
03/04/2014 08:43 AM MST - Patrick Leigh Fermor, one of travel literature's most colorful, beguiling pedestrians, famously decided to walk across Europe when he was 18. Why not? So, in the winter of 1933, equipped with a rucksack, walking stick, military greatcoat, puttees, and the Oxford Book of English Verse, he hopped on a boat to Rotterdam, Netherlands, pointing his hobnailed boots in the direction of what he'd always call Constantinople.
Made in Detroit: The White Stripes trail of the city's music venues
03/04/2014 08:41 AM MST - Like dozens of other brilliant American musicians and bands, the White Stripes hail from Detroit. Here's a guide to the hometown venues they cut their teeth in.
Look at the historical wax figures this museum is auctioning off
If you've ever wanted to own a life-sized animatronic Abe Lincoln, you're in luck. A Gettysburg wax museum is set to sell off a large chunk of its stock this week. Full Story
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In 'Death to Prom,' the sets and costumes have the best lines
If Death to Prom were one of costume designer Christopher Straub s efforts back when he was a Project Runway contestant, the verdict might be that it looks good, but the construction is iffy. Full Story