What do Bigfoot, “America the Beautiful,” and a hundred-year-old car and motorcycle race have in common? Pikes Peak, the third-highest mountain in Colorado. Sun Mountain and Sun Mountain Sitting Big were the earliest names for Pikes Peak. The Arapaho dubbed it Long Mountain. Spanish explorers gave it the title El Capitán, according to the website… Continue reading Pikes Peak: Stunning vistas at the summit
The three beignets crowded the plate. The warm pastries, fried dough about the size of fist, were topped with a generous coating of powdered sugar that spilled onto the table when the waitress at Springs Orleans restaurant set the dish down. I looked at the fritter-like treat and wondered: Would my Greek yogurt topped… Continue reading Is it possible for breakfast to be both healthy and sinful?
“I can get you a good deal on a convertible Mustang.” How did the Budget rental car agent get inside my head? It was after 1 a.m.—and two flight delays. My husband and I were going to pick up a Ford Fiesta at the Denver International Airport car rental office. But then the Mustang offer… Continue reading Cruising up Pikes Peak in a Mustang
As the summer holidays begin, pack like a travel writer to lighten your load, save money, and maybe even just make that tight connection if your original flight was delayed.
Who rides bikes in and around Berlin? Girls with glasses. Grannies with gray hair. Men in suits. Women in hats and gloves. Even the mail carrier makes deliveries using a bright yellow bike.
Berlin is a city with two distinct personalities. One Berlin is a multi-ethnic, multilingual, cosmopolitan hipster that embraces new ideas, artistic expression, and is a descendant of the Age of the Enlightenment. The other Berlin is a repentant old prisoner.