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The Stanley Hotel – Most Haunted Place in America – Estes Park Colorado

Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, CO

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, dubbed the most haunted place in America, is worth a visit.  The setting which inspired Stephen King to write The Shining, was haunted long before he arrived on the scene.  And it appears to be a lighting rod for ghosts, scores of which […]

 
 

7 Elements of a Good Ghost Tour

Charleston Jail - 2nd Most Haunted Building in America

  Halloween is a time for ghost tours – but these days ghost tours are popular year round.  The ghost niche is hot and guided tours that take guests through areas known for paranormal activity and unexplained “events” have never been more popular. As a ghost tour guide and as […]

 
 

Bear Lake in the Colorado Rocky Mountains – Step into a Higher Existence

Bear Lake in the Colorado Rocky Mountains – Step into a Higher Existence

  Bear Lake sits at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet above sea level. It was formed by ice-age glaciers and is surrounded by the jagged peaks of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The staff at Rocky Mountain National Park have built an easy trail that circles the lake and has […]

 
 

Estes Park, Colorado – A Great Intro to the Rocky Mountains

Estes Park - Welcome Sign

Coming from Denver, Estes Park is about 65 miles.  The hour and a half drive starts out on straight flat highway with the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains rising up out of the western landscape.  It’s stunning really.  I’ve done this drive once before and have also approached Denver […]

 
 

Grand Lake Colorado by Train – California Zephyr hits Granby Station

Grand Lake Colorado by Train – California Zephyr hits Granby Station

Cross Country Trip by Rail – Chicago to Granby on the California Zephyr   Take the train to visit Colorado and the Rockies.  Amtrak’s California Zephyr leaves from Chicago at 2 pm and arrives at Granby station the next morning. Noted as one of the most scenic train rides in […]

 
 

The California Zephyr – Traveling First Class in the Windy City

The California Zephyr – Traveling First Class in the Windy City

On the second day on our Cross-Country Rail trip we boarded the California Zephyr in Chicago and set out for one of the most scenic rail experiences in America.  But before we arrived in the Windy City, we awoke to the Indiana landscape, with three remaining hours on the Capitol […]

 
 

Vacation of Many Cars With Teens From Hell

Vacation of Many Cars With Teens From Hell

Single mother takes two teenagers and an eleven year old on a cross-country vacation. During the vacation she loses one car and buys three more. Surprisingly, her now-grown children remember this three weeks of hell as a fun summer when they got see Mount Rushmore, the Mall of America, Ed […]

 
 

Amtrack’s US Rail Pass – Vacation Alternative to Flying or Driving

Amtrack’s US Rail Pass – Vacation Alternative to Flying or Driving

  I’ve been wanting to get the feel of traveling by train, but for years I’ve heard it’s as expensive as flying and takes forever to get to a destination.  Not so.  If you’re looking for a leisurely, fun, affordable way to travel America, consider Amtrack’s Rail Pass. just planned […]

 
 
 
 
 

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