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Back to Travel – Final Day and Reflections

My flight passed over the Colorado Plateau With slightly sore muscles from yesterday’s hike, I packed my bag for one last ride aboard our motor coach to Salt Lake City. Expertly driven by Glen, our steadfast expert behind the wheel got us safely to the Radisson Salt Lake City where the group spent their last… Continue reading Back to Travel – Final Day and Reflections

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Back to Travel – A day of play in Zion National Park

Emerald pools to Grotto hike Our morning was leisurely with breakfast at the Majestic View Lodge where we stayed for two nights. Just outside the Park entrance in the town of Springdale, UT this 69 room property opened its doors to visitors in 2003. I must say that this was my least favorite breakfast and… Continue reading Back to Travel – A day of play in Zion National Park

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Back to Travel – Bryce and Zion National Parks

Zion NP views from my room at the Makestic Lodge Our day began with a special treat - one of the very best National Parks - Bryce. We left our Best Western Premier at historic Ruby’s Inn at 8am to beat the crowds. One of tge big benefits of a guided vacation is the pre-arranged… Continue reading Back to Travel – Bryce and Zion National Parks

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Back to Travel – Capitol Reef and Escalante

Farewell to the Red Canyon Lodge Fall is definitely in the air as chilly morning temperatures awaited us for our 8 am departure for a scenic drive out of the Moab basin on to I-70 westward toward central Utah. About an hour into our drive, the coach left the interstate for rural road 24 through… Continue reading Back to Travel – Capitol Reef and Escalante

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Back to Travel – Arches and Canyonlands N.P.

Wednesday morning started earlier than normal at 8 am to avoid the heat of the blistering sun at Arches National Park. It was no problem for the group as the sun rose over our east facing rooms and woke us up for a hearty and early breakfast. Breakfast buffet at Red River Lodge Speaking of… Continue reading Back to Travel – Arches and Canyonlands N.P.

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Back to Travel – Colorado National Monument and more

The coke ovens Our third day on tour began at a leisurely hour with departure set for 9am. The group checked out of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Grand Junction and we made our way up steep serpentine roads to the park entrance of the Colorado National Monument for a scenic drive along the… Continue reading Back to Travel – Colorado National Monument and more

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Back to Travel – Across the Rockies

Loading our luggage for day one After a long night sleep, our group of road warriors loaded up the luxurious motor coach for a westward discovery trip across the jagged Rocky Mountains and the continental divide to Grand Junction. Our amazing #GoCollette tour director Wendy provided historically relevant commentary to enrich our trip. Our route… Continue reading Back to Travel – Across the Rockies

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Back to Travel – Denver revitalized

Capitol building in Denver I’ve been coming to Colorado for years frequently in previous jobs and always loved it. Now with the downtown area completely revitalized, including a spectacular Ball Park, this city has me thoroughly impressed and I recommend a visit to anyone seeking cosmopolitan charm. Union Station in Denver - 30 years later… Continue reading Back to Travel – Denver revitalized

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Back to Travel – Flying has changed

Empty terminal at SFO Gone are the days of long security lines at major airports - at least for now. I was the only passenger in sight at the brand new terminal one this Sunday morning at 450am. Named after gay rights legend Harvey Milk, this is the newest of SFO’ terminals which now houses… Continue reading Back to Travel – Flying has changed

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Back to Travel – Anticipation runs high

First Travel Documents in the age of Covid-19 Where to begin? After months of confinement to my home office and blogging silence, I am finally getting back to travel. This means starting up my newest series of blogs with eagerness and feelings of excited anticipation for my newest adventure courtesy of our supplier partner Collette.… Continue reading Back to Travel – Anticipation runs high