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  1. Hyperloop Names Denver Route a Winner, Announces CDOT Partnership

    Hyperloop Names Denver Route a Winner, Announces CDOT Partnership MICHAEL ROBERTS | SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 Moments ago, after months of anticipation, Hyperloop One, whose high-tech tube transportation concept is central to a firm affiliated with billionaire Elon Musk, of Tesla Motors and SolarCity fame, has named the ten winners of its Hyperloop One Global Challenge, a contest intended […]

  2. 8 Strategies for Scoring Last-Minute Travel Deals

    8 Strategies for Scoring Last-Minute Travel Deals by Kitty Bean Yancey | AARP  Growing older means greater flexibility in planning getaways. If you’re retired, you don’t have to work around school schedules or job demands, and can travel more inexpensively by snagging flights with unsold seats and booking hotels when rates are low. Get ready to pack your bags on the […]

  3. 18 Easy Ways to Have a Better Flight

    18 Easy Ways to Have a Better Flight ED HEWITT As aircraft seats become harder, closer together, and more likely to be full, getting comfortable in coach has grown into a nearly impossible challenge. Fortunately, there are little ways you can take control of your in-flight experience, from choosing the right seat to bringing the […]

  4. Will Your Driver’s License work as valid ID for Air Travel?

    The States Where a Driver’s License Won’t Work for Air Travel Next Year As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) slowly implements the REAL ID Act of 2005, ID standards will change at airports around the country. This month, the government will expand its outreach program to spread information to travelers about the change. Effective […]

  5. 11 Ways to Salvage a Trip if You Get Sick

    11 Ways to Salvage a Trip if You Get Sick HEALTH & WELLNESS                    Jun 19, 2017                     Ed Hewitt   Getting sick while traveling probably comes with the gig. Between last-minute stress before we leave, red-eye flights in an […]

  6. Amtrak adds three Friday round-trips, reduced fares to Winter Park Express ski train for 2018

    Amtrak adds three Friday round-trips, reduced fares to Winter Park Express ski train for 2018 Service resumes Jan. 5 and kids ride with an adult for half price By JASON BLEVINS | jblevins@denverpost.com | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: August 24, 2017 at 5:13 pm | UPDATED: August 25, 2017 at 9:54 am Amtrak’s Winter Park Express will spin 27 round-trips between Denver’s Union Station […]

  7. How to Keep Altitude Sickness from Ruining Your Trip

    How to Keep Altitude Sickness from Ruining Your Trip HEALTH & WELLNESS Jul 31, 2017 | Sarah Schlichter I recently spent three days in Cusco, Peru, with a near-constant headache. Despite sleeping nearly 10 hours one night, I had no energy the next day, and climbing a few stairs felt like trudging up a mountain. My […]

  8. 7 Must-Have Apps to Prevent Travel Problems

    7 Must-Have Apps to Prevent Travel Problems HEALTH & WELLNESS             Jul18, 2014 | DARA CONTINENZA Staying safe and healthy while traveling isn’t always easy. Despite your best intentions and most thorough preparation, disaster can strike, whether it’s as small as a rental-car fender bender or as serious as a hurricane. […]

  9. 7 Shameless Ways to Get an Upgrade

    7 Shameless Ways to Get an Upgrade  CAROLINE COSTELLO             Sep 25, 2014 Want an upgrade? The key is availability: All upgrades are based on it. They’re also, largely, based on loyalty status. But even if you do belong to your airline’s or hotel’s loyalty program, you’re still competing with countless […]

  10. Is Premium Economy Worth the Extra Cost?

    Is Premium Economy Worth the Extra Cost? ED HEWITT       Jun 19, 2017 As the air travel experience has steadily become more of an ordeal, an upgrade to “premium economy” class becomes ever more enticing. A little extra legroom, expedited security and even free drinks beckon us to open our wallets, just to assuage […]

  11. Whoa! 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Ask for on a Plane

    Whoa! 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Ask for on a Plane Consider yourself upgraded. by Lindsay Tigar January 18, 2017 • 8:02 AM ET Though you probably know a few hacks for upgrading to a better seat before you hop a plane, even savvy jet-setters might not be aware of everything you can ask for while in the […]

  12. How to Get Free Global Entry

    How to Get Free Global Entry by Katherine LaGrave              March 7, 2016 Select credit cards will cover the fee, helping you move through immigration in a snap. We’ve all been there: Our international flight lands in the U.S. and we race off the plane, only to come to a full stop […]

  13. What Is Basic Economy?

    What Is Basic Economy? An Airline-by-Airline Guide Ed Hewitt     Jun 19, 2017 Remember the race to the bottom the airlines took us on starting a few years ago? You know, the trend we outlined here when JetBlue, horror of horrors, began charging for checked bags? Well, with United and American introducing “Basic Economy” fares this […]

  14. 5 Google Flights Hacks That Save You Time and Money

    5 Google Flights Hacks That Save You Time and Money by Gilbert Ott           July 6, 2017 Book those flights with confidence. Behind its basic search boxes and playful logo, Google Flights uses arguably the most robust airline software in the business, known as the ITA Matrix. With all that power, you have the […]

  15. How to Hack Your Way to a Cheaper Airfare

    How to Hack Your Way to a Cheaper Airfare ED HEWITT           Jun 19, 2017 Years ago, before you could muck around on booking sites for hours, travel experts like us recommended all sorts of intricate money-saving airfare hacks — some of which were marginally legal or at least strongly disliked by […]

  16. How to Get Your Luggage First at Baggage Claim

    How to Get Your Luggage First at Baggage Claim by Kristen Leigh Painter July 5, 2017 What you should know about check-in times, baggage handling, elite status, and more. If you’re trying to breeze through the airport, then don’t check a bag. That’s simple. But sometimes, you can’t help it, and even the savviest travelers are left […]

  17. 8 Ways to De-Junk Your Suitcase

    8 Ways to De-Junk Your Suitcase   A messy suitcase replete with junk weighs you down, begets baggage fees, and wastes your time (when you’re continuously rifling through your stuff in search of one thing or another). Further, it exacts an emotional toll: Clutter can affect your mood, causing you to feel overwhelmed and frustrated. […]

  18. 10 Things You Must Do, See, Experience and Eat in Telluride

    10 Things You Must Do, See, Experience and Eat in Telluride This is your bucket list for a cool Colorado town brimming with summertime fun. By Cindy Hirschfeld 6/21/2017 at 8:00am Published in the July 2017 issue of Houstonia TELLURIDE’S LOCATION AT THE END OF A BOX CANYON in Colorado’s San Juan mountains was determined […]

  19. 9 Things You Should Never Buy at the Airport

    9 Things You Should Never Buy at the Airport Fair pricing is a rare thing in airports. A captive audience of consumers coupled with high operating costs at stores’ airport locations make for manifold markups, from expensive cuisine to pricey parking. To save money, do some research ahead of time and compare costs—especially when you’re […]

  20. What Are the Cheapest Days to Fly?

    What Are the Cheapest Days to Fly? by Matt Meltzer June 6, 2017 It seems like this advice changes all the time. If you track airfares regularly, you’re probably convinced prices are set by a group of chimpanzees throwing darts at a newspaper somewhere outside Toledo. That seems like the only way to explain why […]

  21. TSA to Scan More Than Just Laptops

    TSA to Scan More Than Just Laptops by Brandon Gobel | AARP | May 25, 2017 As you travel this summer you may be required to remove your Kindle, paperback book, food and any tech item larger than a cellphone from your carry-on bag. A new procedure being tested at 10 airports is designed to […]

  22. 11 Must-Haves for Your Carry-on Bag

    11 Must-Haves for Your Carry-on Bag By Caroline Morse Reprinted from SmarterTravel.com   Dreading a long flight? Pack these 11 things in your carry-on to make the hours fly by—even if you’ve landed the worst seat in coach!   Inflatable Pillow Sleep is a crucial way to kill time on a long-haul flight, and a […]

  23. The Best U.S. Ski Resorts For Families

    Photo by Daniel Milchev, Keystone Last winter I wrote a feature here on why Colorado’s Keystone Resort was “The Best Family Friendly Ski Vacation Value,” citing wallet friendly touches such as free skiing for all kids 12 and under, all the time – even at Christmas and other peak holidays. The resort still offers great […]

  24. Small town, big thrills await skiers in Telluride

      Ski season kicks off November 24, 2016, at Telluride Ski Resort, where there is something for everyone to enjoy both on and off the snow. ( Ben Eng/Telluride Ski Resort/TNS) TELLURIDE, Colo. — A sapphire sky on a sunny day. The aroma of rich, creamy mushroom soup. Larmandier-Bernier Champagne chilling. Bon Vivant restaurant puts […]

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