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November 2022

Baxter Gulch Trail This trail used by hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners rises 2,089 feet midway before falling back to roughly the elevation at the trailhead. Travel is recommended between May through October. The trail closes for winter due to the threat of avalanches. Note that while it traverses privately owned property, easements allow for pedestrian access. Reports vary about the trail’s usage; one claims it to be “lightly trafficked” while another says it’s “one of the area’s most popular… experiences.” As on other nearby trails, expanses of

Did you really travel if you didn’t take any pictures? Crested Butte is nothing short of incredible sight seeing along with all the adventure in every corner. Here are the best places to have your camera ready!  Drive Kebler Pass for Fall Colors Kebler Pass, or Gunnison County Road (GCR) 12, is an excellent place to see fall colors in Colorado. You won't get nearly as much congestion as on Independence Pass in Aspen, but you get just as many yellow and amber leaves. During the months of September and

Manuel Antonio National Park and the nearby town of Quepos are located on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The rich biodiversity of this area, coupled with a wealth of activities make this a destination that offers something for everyone. Explore the Beaches. The two main beaches inside the park, Espadilla Sur Beach and Manuel Antonio Beach are about a 30-minute hike from the main entrance of the park. Playa Manuel Antonio is best known for its spectacular views, but if you’re looking to beat the crowds, venture a bit

Looking for a new place to travel on a budget? During your trip, it’s normal to look for ways to discover more parts of Crested Butte without dipping into your ski budget. How about some opportunities to have fun without spending a dime? Here are some activities that are perfect for just that.  Kebler Pass offers the panoramic views of golden aspen during fall and serves as a venue for a variety of snow sports such as skiing and cross country snow mobile trips during winters. As well as a

A trip to Colorado would be incomplete without a bit of skiing. For some adventure seekers, this is a regular occurrence. But if you’re new to the sport and don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered! Thankfully, Crested Butte is famous for it’s downhill slopes and if you’re low on gear, look no further than these spots in Crested Butte.  Epic Mountain Rentals With multiple locations across Colorado, stretching out west in California and greeting the continental neighbor, Canada. They have serviced all kinds of skiers from beginner

Traveling the full array of foliage and sandy corners of Manuel Antonio can work up quite the appetite. Rest assured the dining experiences are just as breath taking. Experience local cuisine representing South American culture in each bite. Open tables around town range from the front porches of forest surroundings to the comfort of your own Vacare home rental.  Private Chef’s of Vacare Although we encourage the exploration and support of local dining opportunities, we’d be remiss if we did not dote on our incredible staff of private chefs available

Manuel Antonio is one of the most popular places to visit in Costa Rica, for a great reason. During the rain season, May to November, travelers find dry mornings and showers in the afternoons. The upside to this season is less crowds and lower prices. However during December to April, you’ll be joining most tourists during the busiest season. This is the ideal time for beach days and full outdoor excursions. If you’re planning a trip and have blocked out just enough time to hit the best places,

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