Taste of VAIL Celebrates 25th Anniversary

For a quarter of a century, Vail's top-rated food and wine festival has been showcasing outstanding culinary dishes and wines that celebrate the best of Colorado and beyond. The Taste of Vail will be celebrating its 25th anniversary April 8-11, 2015 with new enhanced events, wineries and exciting venues such as the Four Seasons Resort Vail. Rated as one of the top food and wine festivals in … [Read more...]

Keystone, COLORADO Makes Travel With a Teen a Peak Experience

A family ski trip to Colorado serves up a stellar experience even a teen can love. This was it – our first “mixed” vacation with my 16-year-old daughter and I traveling with my fiancé and his 24-year-old son. The stakes were high: A new family hitting the slopes together with the added wildcard of bringing along a teen with dietary restrictions. We rolled the dice and chose Keystone, … [Read more...]

ASPEN Irresistible during Spring and Summer

From fly fishing to wine tasting, Aspen reveals its sunny side during the warmer months. Wading up to my waist in Aspen’s Roaring Fork River, the current keeps my core and lower body working. It’s early May and prime fly fishing season, the forerunner to summer when white water rafting takes over as the river’s most popular past-time. Just upstream, my fiancé Mary receives expert tips from … [Read more...]

PHOTO of the Week: Vail, CO

Get ready to hit the slopes and enjoy this photo taken on one of Vail, Colorado's legendary Back Bowls. Vail, Colorado is truly a paradise for skiers and boarders. With the most skiable acreage in the United States, Vail offers terrain for everyone, whether you are an expert looking for challenging Back Bowls or a beginner wanting to cruise gentle slopes. Ski season has kicked into high … [Read more...]

Photo of the Week: Maroon Bells Lake in Aspen, Colorado

Maroon Bells, a rugged two-peaked mountain in Aspen, Colorado lures hikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels. The Maroon Bells, a set of peaks reaching over 14,000 feet, are a much-loved landmark in Aspen, Colorado.  The preserved wilderness area offers mountain adventures that range from technical climbing routes for skilled mountaineers to gentle hikes for everyone … [Read more...]

Art & Architecture Fuse in Denver

The city creates an artful homage to an icon of American Abstract Expressionism. Clyfford Still was a giant of American Abstract Expressionism until his death in 1980, but he had a falling-out with his New York dealer and refused to exhibit or sell the bulk of his paintings. Instead, he willed them to a city that would give them a permanent home, and Denver came through with the newly completed … [Read more...]

Woolly Mammoth Remains Found in Snowmass

wandermelon’s Terena Eisner visits one of the most significant fossil finds in American history, including the discovery of over 4,500 bones from woolly mammoths, mastodons, and 20 other Ice Age animals located in a Snowmass reservoir. Snowmass, Colorado’s legendary ski runs usually make the headlines. But this picturesque ski town has been in the news lately due to the recent discovery … [Read more...]

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen Guide Eat & Drink Matsuhisa 303 East Main Street, 970 544-6628 Nestled beneath a charming victorian house, this outpost of world famous chef Nobu Matsuhisa is always packed full, so be sure to call ahead for a reservation. Campo de Fiori 205 South Mill Street, 970 920-7717 This affordable restaurant features Northern Italian cuisine, with such Tuscan specialties as frutti de … [Read more...]

HOTEL BUZZ: Four Seasons Finally Arrives in Colorado

Four Seasons Resorts doubles-down in Colorado, opening Denver earlier this year and now debuting Vail, which just opened in time for the holiday snow season. Considering Colorado’s spectacular ski terrain at world class resorts like Vail and Denver’s buzzing downtown, it is hard to believe that Four Seasons is just now making its Rocky Mountain debut. Last month, Four Seasons opened in … [Read more...]

Top New Year’s Eve Getaways

Why not usher in 2010 with a trip to an exciting destination? wandermelon compiled a list of our favorite places to ring in the New Year. From a champagne toast in front of the Eiffel Tower to a low-key escape in Lanai, celebrate the end of the year in style at one of these glittering global getaways.   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio knows how to party and Copacabana Beach hosts … [Read more...]