The urban workhorse of Colorado’s tourism industry is finally recovering from COVID. Denver and its Front Range neighbors have endured long-haul symptoms from the pandemic, as convention and city tourism struggled to recover from shutdowns and the collapse of both leisure and business tourism. While other more rural communities rebounded quickly — perhaps too quickly […]
Nicolais: Bargain hunters beware — flying Spirit and Frontier cost me plenty
In February, Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced its intention to buy Spirit Airlines. It spurred a lot of local excitement and a round of low-cost sales that people snatched up, me included. I definitely paid a premium for it in the end. My cousin’s memorial service was set for early April in Annapolis, so I booked […]
Fully vaccinated can travel again, new CDC guidance says
By Candice Choi, The Associated Press NEW YORK — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting tested for the coronavirus or going into […]
It’ll be years before Colorado jobs bounce back from the coronavirus
By Sarah Mulholland, CPR News It will likely take several years for Colorado to fully regain the jobs lost during the recession brought on by the pandemic, according to a report from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. The state is forecast to add 40,500 workers in 2021, for a […]
What’d I Miss?: Denver’s mayor as unreliable narrator
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Eagle County rolls out welcome mat, says “summer of the part-time resident” will aid coronavirus recovery
GYPSUM — Carlos Gomez stepped off the jet and took a breath while admiring the view of snow-capped peaks in the distance. The Miami resident was only a short drive from his vacation home in Pitkin County. “It’s good to be back home,” he said on Memorial Day, minutes after arriving on an American Airlines […]
As a travel editor, I’m not used to pushing content about home exercise, feng shui. But coronavirus happened.
The trip cancellation email came on March 10. In the pre-pandemic world, I would be in Tyrol, Austria, right now, exploring the steeps of the Austrian Alps and being (likely) embarrassed at my inability to keep up with their legendary apres-ski scene. The canceled trip was due to fly out of Grand Junction and into […]
I thought I needed to go halfway around the world to find myself. Coronavirus taught me I didn’t.
I woke up to 76 text messages and 14 missed calls. “Did you hear about the travel ban?” “You need to get home now.” “Get to London ASAP.” Donald Trump had addressed the nation while I finally got a full night of sleep across the globe. A tsunami size wave of terror ran through my […]
Opinion: Coronavirus fears have shut down Hong Kong in just a few weeks. A Colorado pilot describes the rapid changes.
Just weeks ago, hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong and its international airport. Today, dozens of heavy jets sit parked on the airport tarmac with no one waiting to fly. The terminal inside is nearly deserted. Restaurants, hotels and the streets are empty. The few who do venture out […]
A trip to Cuba is worth it, even if leaves you with more questions than answers
HAVANA, Cuba — It takes less than an hour to fly from south Florida into Cuba. But descending through the clouds toward the island nation felt like entering another universe. Before we even touched down I could feel the threshold I was passing through. From above, I could see old vehicles traversing dusty roads. I […]