Colorado

    5 Must See Colorado Travel Destinations

    11/26/20 •

    …and the Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids, and Colorado Rockies. Visitors can indulge in such offerings as the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the Denver Art Museum, the U.S. Mint, and the wide-ranging Denver Zoo. 3. Colorado Springs Stop by Colorodo Springs, home to nearby Pikes Peak. Katharine Lee Bates was inspired to write “America…

    Denver DUI Attorney Reveals What Vacationers Should Know About Legal Marijuana And Colorado DUI Laws

    1/16/20 •

    Even since Colorado legalized the use of recreational marijuana it has led to many vacationers choosing Colorado as their “go-to” destination. The legalization of recreational marijuana is exciting and many people want to get in on the action and the best way to do that is by heading to Colorado. There are already many travel…

    The Colorado Railroad Museum

    11/27/18 •

    When my husband and I recently visited Golden, Colorado, we made tracks for the Colorado Railroad Museum — and we’re glad we did! As longtime railroad fans, the quality of the museum and its collections thrilled us to no end. Established in 1959 to preserve Colorado’s flamboyant railroad era — particularly its pioneering narrow-gauge railroads–the…

    See the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, Colorado Springs

    3/05/18 •

    …Will smiling with family, friends, politicians and entertainers. Finally, we stepped out onto an observation deck and were rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view of Colorado Springs and the plains of Colorado. This indeed is a truly inspirational tribute to the man once hailed as “America’s unofficial ambassador of goodwill”. Before You Visit Colorado Springs…

    Ouray, Colorado: The "Switzerland of America"

    8/08/20 •

    One visit and you’ll see why this Colorado town is known as the “Switzerland of America”. My husband and I never really had a favorite vacation destination — until we visited Ouray, Colorado. Some friends introduced us to this quaint Old West town in 1992, and since then we’ve returned every year or so. In…

    Glen Eyrie Castle, Colorado

    10/31/12 •

    For 30 years, I’ve been fascinated with Glen Eyrie, a magnificent old estate with a castle on a hill, set against a dramatic canyon wall backdrop here in Colorado Springs. General William Jackson Palmer, a Civil War hero and railroad magnate who founded Colorado Springs, originally built a 22-room wooden house for his wife at…

    Drive the San Juan Scenic Skyway in Colorado

    6/15/20 •

    It’s no wonder this southwest-Colorado route was one of the National Forest Service’s first Scenic Byways. To call the San Juan Skyway one of America’s most scenic drives may be an understatement. This 232-mile loop through the San Juan Mountains passes through a majestic landscape of alpine forests, lush ranch lands, quaint Old West towns…

    Ridgway, Colorado: Home of Many Western Movie Sets

    12/18/19 •

    When folks visit us in Ridgway, Colorado, they often say the stunning scenery looks familiar — and it’s no wonder. You see, Ridgway and the surrounding area appeared in several classic Western films, including True Grit and How the West Was Won. Several of the best film locations are located along well-maintained graded county roads,…

    Outdoor Spas of Pagosa Springs, Colorado

    1/04/19 •

    While on a recent trip to the West Coast, we traveled through Pagosa Springs, Colorado. We arrived in town about noon and discovered a natural hot spring in the center of town. We’ve been to other outdoor spas, but this one is very well developed with dressing rooms and showers. The spa is along the…

    Ghost Town of Independence, Colorado

    1/26/21 •

    Near Aspen, Colorado, I found the fascinating ghost town of Independence. Early settlers there had to be independent — at an elevation of 10,920 feet, the town is buried in snow from October through May! Prospectors discovered gold there in 1879, and 3 years later, the town soon boasted 40- some businesses and about 1,500…

    Wheeler Geological Area of the Rio Grande National Forest, Colorado

    12/24/19 •

    The Wheeler Geological Area is a hidden natural wonder in Colorado’s Rio Grande National Forest. It’s filled with fantastical formations carved by wind and water out of thick ash deposited millions of years ago by a volcanic eruption. Named after Captain George Wheeler, an early explorer and surveyor, these badlands are something to behold. The…

    Black Canyon in Gunnison National Park, Colorado

    2/03/19 •

    When I first read about Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in southwest Colorado, I seriously doubted it would live up to its lofty billing. But when my family and I arrived at the first overlook, words couldn’t describe the magnificent stark beauty of America’s third-smallest national park. The canyon walls drop 2,700 feet…

    Grand Canyon Pictures (2)

    7/31/20 •

    …the equivalent of a trek from the Mexican desert to the Canadian woods. Along the walls of the Grand Canyon, some 2,000,000,000 years of the Earth’s history have been laid bare by the driving, abrasive force of the Colorado River. The Colorado River carried an average of 400,000 tons of silt per day through the…

    Camp in Buckskin Mountain State Park, Arizona

    10/13/20 •

    I think Buckskin Mountain State Park is one of the best places to camp when traveling along the Colorado River in west-central Arizona. Located along the so-called Parker Strip, an 18-mile stretch between Parker Dam and Headgate Dam, the park is a great base from which to explore the area’s many wonders. In particular, I…

    How CBDs Can Treat Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

    8/07/17 •

    …psychoactive strains. Is it legal for to use medical marijuana to treat epilepsy? Depending on your state’s medical marijuana laws, you may be able to obtain CBD oil for you or your child’s condition. States like Colorado, California, and Oregon have policies in place- where many other states have the subject on the ballot. Those…

    New River Gorge, West Virginia: Some of Most Incredible Views in the Eastern US

    5/23/20 •

    …above the river, it’s the second-highest bridge in the U.S. (only Colorado’s Royal Gorge Bridge is higher). Each year on the third Saturday in October, the bridge is closed so people can walk across it while the gorge is ablaze with fall color. Vendors set up booths at each end and sell food, crafts and…

    Houseboating on Lake Powell, Arizona

    7/06/17 •

    Colorado River to flood Glen Canyon. It took 18 years to create the 186-mile-long lake, named after explorer John Wesley Powell, who discovered Glen Canyon in 1869. The striped rock formations along the lake’s shoreline are so pretty; they seem to change color as the light changes. Sunrises and sunsets here are awesome, as bright…

    How to Grow Hemp Legally

    12/15/20 •

    …recommended locations are Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Vermont, Washington and Oregon. Sowing Seeds When growing hemp, it’s important to sow the seeds correctly to make sure that it grows in the right way. You want to make sure you are tilling the soil before planting seeds as there’s no herbicides labeled…

    When Drones Use Their Powers for Good

    2/07/20 •

    …outlaws are able to race from the park and across the border with Zambia, where they can’t be pursued. As CBS News reported in May, the World Wildlife Fund recently received a $5 million grant for its pioneering work in countries like Nepal and Namibia with drones, such as those specially designed by Colorado drone-maker…

    Water ETF: A Precious Commodity Despite Its Abundancy (2)

    9/10/12 •

    …in Kenya shut down due to water shortage. Water shortage in Dominican Republic leads to violent protests. In Colorado, where they actually have water courts to resolve disputes over limited supplies, construction of new homes and commercial buildings has been halted in some areas due to lack of water. Water shortage in South Africa reaches…

    Countries That Legalized the Use of CBD Products

    8/19/20 •

    …are allowed for recreational and medicinal use. Such states include Oregon, Michigan, Colorado, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts, Maine, Washington DC, and Nevada. • Blue states Blue states are the ones in which medicinal CBD and CBD oils are allowed but may require a prescription. Examples of such states include Connecticut, Arizona, Delaware, Arkansas, Florida, Maryland, New…