Story by Linda DuVal. Sprawling at the foot of America’s Mountain — Pikes Peak — Colorado Springs celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2021 with many of its original values intact. Founded by a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist, it was once known as “Little London” for its culture and lofty ambitions. Railroad magnate Gen. William Jackson Palmer helped transform it from a barren train stop on the prairie to a tree-laden town with wide streets and beautiful buildings. [Read more…] about MHOTC Travel – 48 Hours in Colorado Springs: Olympic City, USA
For those of us who define “roughing it” as packing our own road-trip food until we arrive at our hotel, camping has never held much appeal. “Glamping” in an RV, on the other hand, seems like a great compromise: Enjoy the beauties of nature without giving up hot showers, electricity and indoor toilets. [Read more…] about Glamping On A Budget? It’s Easy By Renting An RV
Story by Linda DuVal. When you think of Pueblo, perhaps you might think: blue-collar bars, great Mexican food and the Colorado State Fair. Well, you’d be right. But only partly right. Pueblo has evolved in recent years from an industrial burg into a pretty sophisticated city. We’re talking a lively arts scene, fine museums, a blooming Riverwalk and even a great upscale restaurant or two.
Today’s Pueblo has abundant theater, dance and public art, one of the best children’s museums in the nation, a symphony, a thriving local history museum and much more. And it’s eminently affordable. Isn’t it time you paid it another visit? [Read more…] about MHOTC Travel – 48 Hours in Pueblo: The Steel City
Story by Linda DuVal. It took 150-some years, but the little old mining town of Breckenridge, high in the Colorado Rockies, has evolved from a wild and woolly gold camp of the mid-1800s to one of the most charming resort towns of the 21st century. But it hasn’t forgotten its roots. [Read more…] about MHOTC Travel – 48 Hours In Breckenridge: Vintage Victorian
Story by Linda DuVal. Leadville is feeling like it’s on top of the world. Because, at 10,152 feet in altitude, it is the highest incorporated city in the United States. And it’s a fun place for an affordable, laid-back kind of weekend getaway with a perfect mix of outdoor activities and insight to some essential Colorado history. [Read more…] about MHOTC Travel – 48 Hours In Leadville: A Mining Mecca
Story by Linda DuVal. When Horace Greeley exhorted young adventurers to “Go West,” its likely he never envisioned that a town named for him would become a hub of life on the northeastern plains of Colorado. Greeley may be most famous as home to the Greeley Stampede, a nationally ranked two-week affair that celebrates its centennial in 2022, June 24 to July 4. In case you are thinking of visiting Greeley any time of year, here are some insider tips on what to see and do and how to save. [Read more…] about MHOTC Travel – 48 Hours In Greeley: Hub of the Plains
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? 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 South Florida On The Cheap if Miami’s beaches and South Beach nightlife are calling. [Read more…] about Traveling? Check Out Other ‘On The Cheap’ Sites and Some Great Hotel Deals
Story by Gigi Lehman. It’s already been a long winter, with more snow and cold temps in the forecast. But that doesn’t stop Coloradans from swapping our parkas for flip-flops and shorts. Whether you want to enjoy walking in bare feet again on a sunny beach or be dazzled by a kaleidoscope of wildflowers in bloom, travel is a great way to decompress. But it’s not just about the destination; getting there should be at least half the fun. That’s why renting an RV from RVshare is a great alternative to hectic, crowded airports and expensive hotel rooms. [Read more…] about Want To Get Away For Spring Break? Rent An RV
Colorado Springs is home to Great Wolf Lodge, known for its amazing 50,000 square foot indoor water park. We rarely find any discounts — the place is always booming, especially on weekends. However, they are offering deals on a number of different kinds of suites, with discounts from 37% to 48% off, with dates on and off through May.
Story by Carolyn Erickson. It’s time to plan our fall and winter getaways. One of the best ways to do that is to rent an RV for your holiday travel. The open road is stretched out before you, and you and your family can spend an awesome week away in just about any part of the country with a rental RV from RVshare. [Read more…] about Want To Get Away This Fall? Rent An RV
Story by Val McCauley. Traveling with family and friends can be expensive, but the memories are priceless. After months of staying at home, people are planning to go places again, be it in-state or across the country. Maybe you won’t go next week or even next month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look ahead to fall or winter.
Whether you are envisioning a relaxing trip to the beach, a thrilling amusement park visit or exploring one of our great National Parks, there are ways to make a vacation fit your budget. With careful planning and great resources, you can enjoy travel on the cheap. [Read more…] about Tips For Traveling With Family & Friends On A Budget
Want the insider scoop on exploring Colorado? Check out the Colorado Field Guide, a FREE online trip planning tool that makes it super simple. The Guide helps you build a trip by length, region, city, season or activity.
Are you dreaming of a getaway, but have only a few days? Looking for art galleries or hiking trails? Trying to avoid the usual hot spots and discover something new? The Colorado Field Guide homepage has a handy search criteria, so travelers can check out different itinerary ideas based on journey time or direction of travel.
Each itinerary comes with recommended lodging and dining suggestions and is packed with daily activities. Search the full breadth of diverse activities for inspiration or pair unheard-of activities in a destination: stargazing to golf, wine tasting to hunting, mine tours to zip lining. [Read more…] about Free Colorado Field Guide Tool-Kit Makes It Easy To Tour The State On The Cheap
No matter the time of year, there are times when you just need a good, long soak. And, I’m not talking your bathtub, even if it comes equipped with spa jets. Colorado may be best known for its ski slopes, 14ers and brew pubs, but when it comes to hot springs, we aren’t too shabby. In fact, the state’s hot springs are kinda cool.
The ultimate hot springs itinerary is a 720-mile route called the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop along several roads designated as Colorado Scenic Byways. Starting from any of the five resort towns, take a week to 10 days to really experience these special places. [Read more…] about MHOTC Getaway: Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop
We’re adding news about Green Ride’s new hourly service between Longmont and Denver International Airport to our page about airport transportation and parking. But as a heads-up, here’s what’s new: starting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 16 Green Ride begins service for the introductory fare of $20 plus $12 for each additional passenger on the same booking. Parking is FREE and limitless, and Green Ride Longmont also offers residential pick-up service from zip codes 80501, 80503 and 80504. Click here for the schedule. Service is from/to the new Longmont HUB, 206 S. Main St. For more information, call 303-997-0238.
Summertime and that means travel time. Mile High On The Cheap is all about saving readers money and that includes travel. I’m a bit of a suitcase addict – you should see my basement — and every year go to the Travel Goods Showcase to see what’s new.
It’s all about FUNCTION, SAFETY, SIZE, and WEIGHT – and avoiding pesky checked bag fees or overweight luggage fees. And nothing here costs a fortune, all are less than $150 and some even cheaper. You can find it all online or at local retailers. And its okay to get cheaper vs. fancy luggage, as long as you realize that you may have to replace it after a few trips. Here are 7 tips that can help you save money when buying new luggage (and making sure it and its contents stay safe). [Read more…] about 7 Money-Saving Tips When Buying Luggage