Grand Junction, Colorado: Recreation, Wineries and Fine Dining

Colorado National Monument - Independence Rock

Join Travel Brigade in Grand Junction, Colorado, for world-class outdoor recreation at Colorado National Monument and Grand Mesa. We’ll take a bike trip through area wineries and find great food to pair with those wines in a beautiful setting. Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade. [Listen here]

Hit the Spa: Relaxing, Pampering Mountain West Getaways for Two

MDV Spa Montage Pool - 300 DPI

What do you and your special someone really want when you celebrate romance on birthdays, anniversaries or the ultimate day of love, Valentine’s Day? Flowers die, too much chocolate adds to the waistline and do you really want to be picking out intimates when you’re not sure what’s going to put your partner in the mood? Chances […]

“Kid-healthy” family vacations in Colorado


Colorado is well-known as a fantastic destination for the outdoors. A new partnership of five of the state’s most scenic byways aims to make it even easier for families to get out on the road for a fun and active family vacation. The Kid-Healthy Family Vacations Program aims to make it easy for parents to […]

Spooky Fun in Manitou Springs, Colorado


Emma Crawford was a woman who moved to Manitou Springs  in the late 19th century, died of tuberculosis, and was buried on top a nearby mountain, which she is believed to haunt. Since the mid ’90s, the town (a short drive from nearby Colorado Springs) honors her on the weekend before Halloween with ghost tours, […]

Colorado Mountain Winefest

Barbier pouring

Winemakers in the Grand Valley, just over the Utah-Colorado border, are not only ready to have you taste their wines, they’ll teach you about their vineyards and let you get your “I Love Lucy” on by stomping grapes at the 21st annual Colorado Mountain Winefest held next weekend in Palisade. [Read more]

Great wines in Palisade and Grand Junction

stomping grapes 2

In our article about the Colorado Mountain Winefest in this week’s edition of City Weekly, we mentioned a couple of Palisade/Grand Junction area wineries we like, but since there were too many to mention in that space, we’ve got info on some more of them here. Although we are certainly not wine experts, we’ve included […]

Football Road Trip: What to see, eat when following the Utes and BYU


With Utah and BYU kicking off their football seasons in the coming week, Ute and Coug fans will have plenty of chances to travel and cheer on their favorite team. Here are some of the highlights. [Read more]

On The Fly

Harper Fly Fishing

Walking along a gravel-bottom stream in a pair of waders. Tying a hand-made dry fly to the line. Looking through gin-clear water to spot a fish upstream. Back-casting the rod to send the fly sailing overhead through pristine air. Watching the fish rise to grab the fly and dance on the water. Feeling the surge […]