Things to Do, Travel Tips, & Advice
by Elizabeth Brady. Posted Dec 28th 2010 04:52 PM
Continue ReadingSavvy travelers know that timing is everything when it comes to planning a perfect vacation. Whether you're hunting a bargain, or just want to avoid the crowds, knowing how to choose your destination can make the difference between a great budget vacation, and one that's just cheap. The majority of North America feels a big chill during the first month of the year, and prices tend to drop along with the mercury. Here, we've highlighted four places to travel in January, both domestic and farther-flung. The only decision left to make is whether you want to pack up your winter gear or set out in search of warmer weather.
by Annie Scott. Posted Nov 22nd 2010 08:45 AM
Continue ReadingBreckenridge lift tickets are certainly a hot commodity, and if you play your cards right, you can get a discount, save yourself time and hit the slopes knowing everything you need to know. And luckily, if you're reading this article, you're playing your cards right.
by Kim Goodin. Posted Oct 13th 2010 04:14 PM
Continue ReadingSometimes, it seems as if Breckenridge has a language all its own. Truth be told, it does. Breckenridge lingo is an amalgam of ski and snowboard terms, mountain biking jargon, 20-something slang, and mountain dweller dialect, sprinkled liberally with common, everyday English. Plus, with some 300 inches of snowfall a year, Breckenridge slang includes plenty of snow-related terms. Breckenridge local lingo could easily sound confusing, and while it's not the end of the world if you don't understand a word the snowboarders are saying, knowing a few of the more common terms can't hurt. That way, when someone tells you he "caught big air on an epic run down Lower Boneyard in pow pow," or something similar, you won't stare back blankly!
by Kim Goodin. Posted Oct 13th 2010 04:13 PM
Continue ReadingWhat do you do when virtually every view is gorgeous, when every curve in the road leads to yet another breathtaking vista? When it comes to photo opportunities, Breckenridge is full of them! A mountain town in the best sense, it is picturesque in the extreme. In the warmer months, a simple shot of Main Street, with bustling crowds of hikers and cyclists, shoppers and explorers against a backdrop of towering mountains, is all you may need to capture that certain something that is scenic Breckenridge. Come winter, the same holds true, except backpacks and bicycles are replaced with skis and snowboards. Bottom line: any time is perfect to find the best photo ops in Breckenridge.
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by Kim Goodin. Posted Oct 13th 2010 04:12 PM
Continue ReadingBreckenridge may be a tiny mountain hamlet with only a couple of thousand year-round residents, but it's the big-time for outdoor enthusiasts. Like most mountain towns, it has its own idiosyncrasies – it's just part of the charm. Test your Breck IQ with these Breckenridge mythbusters:
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