Monthly Archives: April 2017

Hashtag Travvie: Use GPS, but have a backup plan

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I drove down to Denver on Saturday, April 21, a 2-and-a-half hour drive, to attend StarFest Denver 2017. I’m not familiar with Denver, so I input the address of the hotel  into Google’s driving directions app (I always use the … Continue reading

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Sci Fi and Eye-Sci Fi Fans – You Are Not Alone in Denver

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The science fiction convention StarFest Denver celebrated its 40th anniversary over the weekend of April 21-23, 2017, welcoming hundreds of attendees to meet and interact with actors, indie movie producers, special effects mavens, model makers and fellow fans. Way back in … Continue reading

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Chain Restaurant Review: Rib and Chop House in Cheyenne, WY

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I met three friends for lunch on Sunday at noon at the Rib & Chop House in Cheyenne, WY. (The official name of this chain restaurant is Rib & Chop House. If you’re in Wyoming, the menu says “Wyoming Rib … Continue reading

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Chain Restaurant Reviews: IHOP in Loveland, CO

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I stopped in at the Loveland Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce on Saturday – too late to visit the Welcome Center which closed at 5 pm, but I walked around the McWhinney-Hahn Sculpture Park in the rear of the … Continue reading

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Product Review: Pocket Juice portable charger

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As a travel blogger, I always carry two cameras when I’m covering an event or reviewing a location such as a museum. I have a Cybershot DSC-HX300, but the camera that I most often use is in my smart phone … Continue reading

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Cheyenne, WY: The Great Cheyenne Boot Hunt

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“Look! Stop! There’s the Boot!” That excited cry has emanated from many a car over the past few years, as its occupants seek out the popular Big Boots of Cheyenne. The Big Boots are eight-foot tall fiberglass boots, each painted with … Continue reading

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Brochure Box: Jim Gatchell Memorial Musuem

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Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum From a grassroots beginning in a crowded drugstore, the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum today houses one of the most historically significant collections in the Rocky Mountain West. 307-684-9331 www.jimgatchell.com In 1900, as the western frontier came … Continue reading

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Travel Photo Tips: Take charge of your photos

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If you’re like most people, you take a lot of photos on your smart phone, and when you’re done you plug your phone into your computer via a USB cable, and let your computer’s photo application -whatever that might be … Continue reading

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Cheyenne’s Sesquicentennial: Celebrations from July to August 2017

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The “Magic City on the Plains,” Cheyenne was formally incorporated on August 8, 1867 as a tent city built to accommodate workers building the transcontinental railroad. Within just a few years the railroad and cattle industries had propelled it, for … Continue reading

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Brochure Box: Dinosaur Diamond National Scenic Byway

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Dinosaur Diamond National Scenic Byway brochure The Dinosaur Diamond National Scenic Byway is a 512-mile route that winds through eastern Utah and western Colorado. Like a real diamond, the byway has many interesting facets. Pristine and awesome landscapes along the … Continue reading

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