• 7 Tips On How To Crowdfund Your Travels

    4 weeks ago.

    Author, global nomad, and public speaker, Francis Tapon, has some interesting thoughts on crowdfunding your travels in this guest blog post on Gobackpacking.com: It sounds like an impossible dream: a bunch of people throw money at you so that you…

  • Cave-Dwelling In Spain Offers A Welcome Inconvenience

    1 month ago.

    OZY Writer Laura Secorun Palet, contributed this article to NPR about people who've chosen an "underground" (literally) way of life. Have you ever fantasized about getting away from it all — going somewhere without smartphones, computers or Twitter? Tuning out…

  • Telski: Vote Now! - Conde Nast Survey

    1 month ago.

    The following note arrived on my desktop from the Telluride Ski Resort urging everyone who loves Telluride and wants to see the region thrive to vote in the latest Conde Nast Readers’ Survey. Telluride Fans, For the past two years, your…

  • Telski: Mountain Golf, the Only Way to Play

    2 months ago.

    Telluride Ski Resort Offers Amazing Early Season Golf Package Surrounded by massive peaks reaching high into the beautiful Colorado blue sky, clean and cool mountain air, and lush, green forest, there is no better place to get away and play…

  • This is the ONE Tourist Trap You're Missing Out On In Each U.S. State

    3 months ago.

    Once the  Telluride ski resort closes  and we head into the "mud season" many Telluride locals head off to their favorite beaches and other exotic destinations around the world.  Some of us however, look forward to getting into our cars…

  • Spring Sunday: The Spring Break Unwind

    3 months ago.

    It takes a while for the mind to adjust to vacation. Consciously, we think we’re relaxing. We go through the motions of relaxing. We do yoga. Drink beer. Stretch out in the sun. Sleep in. Yet, for me, it isn’t…

  • 20 Daily Practices that Changed My Life - Camille Willemain

    3 months ago.

    Here's a thoughtful article, 20 Daily Practices that Changed My Life, that appeared in the Elephant Journal by Camille Willemain;  a coconut-loving, barefoot, beach bum who finds bliss exploring the endless possibilities of the Earth.  She aims to inspire people to release their fears,…

  • John Brown's Body to Play at Mountain Town Get Down

    4 months ago.

    “Some folks say they’ve seen the future of reggae and its name is John Brown’s Body,” Tallahassee Democrat. Here’s a head scratcher: What could a famous, long-dead abolitionist possibly have in common with the end of the winter season in…

  • Subaru Freeride Tour: Next Stop Telluride

    4 months ago.

    Telluride’s Black Iron Bowl offers some of the rowdiest and most playful in-bounds terrain in the country. And this weekend, March 21st to 23rd, the country’s best adult and junior big mountain skiers and boarders are coming to play—or more…

  • Telski: Second Rail Jam of Season

    4 months ago.

    Spring is in the air and Telluride Ski Resort’s second Rail Jam of the season is coming up on Saturday, March 15. Local outfitters Bootdoctors/Paragon Sports and Telluride Sports are teaming up with Telluride Ski Resort to present an evening…

  • Telski & Sheridan Arts: Steel Pulse

    4 months ago.

    The third installment of the Telluride Mountain Village Conference Center Winter Music Series features a night of music with reggae legends Steel Pulse. The concert takes place Thursday, March 20, 2014. Tickets are $30* general admission and $45 VIP. VIP tickets…

  • Snow Sunday: Cheating in Crested Butte

    5 months ago.

    When you live in Telluride, going to a different ski mountain can feel illicit. In the words of fellow snow writer, Jesse McTigue, it can feel almost like "an affair". You see the new mountain with forgiving eyes, and everything…

  • Hood River Aviation Museum

    8 months ago.

    One of the great things about travel is finding a jewel you didn't even know you were looking for. Case in point: Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum in Hood River, Oregon. Susan and I were returning from our trip…

  • TIO Vietnam: No Hue, Out!

    8 months ago.

    Boots on the ground: nothing trumps local knowledge when we are planning an itinerary. The resounding success of our first trip to Thailand was thanks to help from our friends, Telluride locals who also live part-time in that country: Sunny…

  • TIO Thailand: North for Three Days

    8 months ago.

    Chiang Dao: Sometimes it's not about turning caca into chocolate. Sometimes the caca is the chocolate – or in this case, the paper. Elephants consume, on average, 500 pounds of plant food and 42 gallons of water. Waste not. Want…

  • TIO Thailand: Elephants & Tigers, Oh My!

    8 months ago.

    Maesa Elephant Camp: Well-intentioned people will wag their index finger in your general direction when you tell them you are heading to a place like the Maesa Elephant Camp, which is southeast of Chiang Dao. They will say if you…