If you travel through Denver International Airport more than once or twice a year, you may want to consider joining TSA Pre Check, especially if you hate, hate, hate long security lines. This is an expedited security screening program for travelers departing from 180 airports on 16 airlines within the United States. Low-risk travelers who qualify for the program find shorter security screening lines and do not need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets. Valid for 5 years, Pre Check costs $85 (that’s less than $17 a year). To make signing up even easier, TSA has brought a mobile RV into town. The TSA PreCheck RV will be stationed at various locations around Denver through the month of January and early February to make signing up easy. [Read more…] about Easy Sign-Up! Join TSA Pre-Check; Speed Through Airport Lines
The snow west of the Divide is lying deep, and Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies near Granby has well-priced inclusive winter (January 2 to March 4) packages. Examples: 4 nights in a 3-bedroom cabin accommodating up to 7 guests from $582, or 3 nights in a room in the Central Lodge Room at Estes Park Center for just $168 including daily breakfast for two. All stays include activity passes for everyone in the party valid for Nordic ski and snowshoeing trails on the sprawling property, ice skating, tubing, indoor diversions and more. Book online or call 888-613-9622.
While military members, both past and present may find freebies and deals for Veterans Day, one high country resort shows its appreciation with an ongoing promotion. All active duty or reserve military personnel and their families can experience YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center or Snow Mountain Ranch at a special rate. The Military Getaway Package includes two (2) nights lodging, meals for up to four people and activities (like ice skating, tubing, indoor archery, arts & crafts, an indoor climbing wall and more) for $164, plus tax. You must be able to provide proof of active duty at time of check-in. Call 1-888-613-9622 to reserve.
Not that anyone would want to escape Colorado in the summer (hey, why do you think the entire world comes here?), but if you do have out-of-state vacation plans, might we suggest you check out some of our sister On The Cheap websites? Those headed to our nation’s capital will find all sorts of deals and saving suggestions at DC On The Cheap. Perhaps a visit with Mickey and Minnie (and hundreds of princesses) is on the horizon? Then, look no further than Orlando On The Cheap for tons of ways to holiday without spending a fortune. Live (and save) like a local with Miami On The Cheap if Florida’s beaches and South Beach nightlife are calling. Or, maybe you are headed to the Big Apple. It can’t help you get tickets to Hamilton, but NYC On The Cheap is filled with tons of tips for negotiating New York City on a budget and “don’t miss” activities, all told from an insider’s perspective. Some other popular (and helpful) sites are Chicago On The Cheap, Greater Seattle On The Cheap, Charlotte On The Cheap and Boston Living On The Cheap. Even if you aren’t headed to one of these destinations, feel free to recommend them to friends who either live there or are planning to visit. Cheapskates don’t let cheapskates overspend.
The ceremonies inaugurating RTD‘s new A-Line to Denver International Airport are over, and now, it’s time for travelers to weigh options getting to and from DIA. Think not only money, but also time. Calculate how many of you will be traveling. And remember that you won’t just be going to the airport but returning from it. Unless you choose to drive, you can mix and match. Here are both ground transportation and parking options: [Read more…] about Denver Airport Transportation & Parking Options
Even tony Aspen can be an affordable getaway. Camp or use your favorite site to book economical accommodations. Bar food, picnicking and happy hour bring down the cost of restaurant meals. The city’s newest restaurant is the A$pen Dollar Bar (no website yet), which offers $6 nightly dinner specials and other entrées only $9-$12. Food served till midnight. 301 E Hopkins, 970-429-4218. ♦ Save gas and spare yourself the parking hassles by using RFTA buses, which are FREE throughout Aspen, to Snowmass and Maroon Lake, one of the nation’s most beautiful, most photographed scenes and a key gateway to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. Book at least two nights of lodging and get a FREE 3-day WE-cycle bike share pass for any number of 30-minute uses. Click here or call 888-649-5982 and ask about the Free Bike Rental Package. ♦ Admission to the Aspen Art Museum is FREE and will still be free after the new museum opens next month. Closed Mondays. E. Hyman and S. Spring, 970-925-8050. [Read more…] about Aspen IS Affordable in Summer
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