Travel

The 5 Most Luxurious Ski Towns in Colorado

With idyllic views, excitement, and fine dining it’s no wonder why celebrities choose to visit and purchase mountainside mansions in Colorado. Book a vacation at one of the opulent ski resorts in the state.

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Vail

Vail Ski Resort has the largest ski mountain in the state with 31 lifts and three terrain parks which are all extensively groomed. For those looking for extensive vertical skiing, Vail Ski Resort offers more than 2,000 acres of terrain, with a maximum elevation of 13,150 feet.

Vail mainly caters to high-end travellers because of the upscale shopping, the luxurious accommodations, and the fine dining. Dine at Game Creek Restaurant for the best dinner in the Vail Valley. Game Creek is a cozy European-style chalet with American gourmet meals and a magnificent wine list. Dining is exclusive to members and only open to the public from 6-8:30 p.m. If you manage to snag a reservation get ready to devour some serious meals.

Keystone

Keystone Ski Resort has 3,000 acres of skiable terrain spread across three peaks: Decorum Mountain, North Peak, and The Outback. For the advanced skiers or snowboarders, The Outback is the highest peak in the resort at just under 12,000 feet. Play golf on the links style of a traditional Scottish course on the front nine. The back nine offers a rolling mountain valley layout. Wind through panoramic views of the lodgepole pine forest and around sage meadows.

Dine at the Après Ski Tip Lodge, a historic homestead once home to Keystone’s founding family. Ski Tip is one of the greatest restaurants in the country and has been on OpenTable’s Top 100 list since 2013.

Steamboat Springs

Steamboat reflects an influential Western heritage that gives the area a Wild West feel. The Steamboat Grand Ski Resort is located around Mount Werner, well known for the remarkable tree skiing. Stay in one of the luxurious penthouses situated in the resort. Soak in Strawberry Park’s 104-degree mineral water hot spring. Relax even further by scheduling a massage in one of the private massage huts or enjoy watsu therapy in the private pool.

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Breckenridge

With brightly painted Victorian architecture and manicured landscapes, Breckenridge is a must-see city. The five peaks at Breckenridge Ski Resort contain 187 trails and the highest lift-served terrain in North America. The half-pipes and terrain parks are the best places to practice freestyle tricks and jumps. Professional skiers and snowboarders frequently train in one of the five parks. X Games royalty Bobby Brown, Keri Herman, and Simon Dumont call the first-rate terrain parks home. Mountain bike through Breckenridge Trails through blue, green, and black mountain bike specific trails.

Telluride

Located in the historic western town, Telluride Ski Resort offers champagne powder snow, epic terrain, and elegant dining. The resort is a ski enthusiast’s dream with well-manicured bowls, chutes, cliffs, and glades. Oprah Winfrey owns a $17 million estate in Telluride, and it is no wonder why.

Colorado is the perfect place for a luxurious ski vacation. Visit for the grand vacation of your dreams.

Types of Travel to Try Before You Die

Most of us travel only with the destination in mind, but the actual act of travelling can be a lot of fun too. That person travelling in first class on a plane surely enjoys their trips, as does the person who loves cycling and does it to get from A to B.

Most of us use the same few types of transport to get us around the world every time and that can make the act of travel boring, but it doesn’t need to be. If you try any of the following modes of transport to try before you die, you’ll shake things up and have a thrilling experience:

Super Yachts

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Okay, so you’ll have to be mega-rich if you want to own your own super yacht, but you don’t need to actually own one to take a trip in true luxury. It’s still super expensive, but it is possible to charter a super yacht for a once in the lifetime trip. If you can get a big group together for the experience it may be more affordable than you think, and you’ll get to have an amazing time, viewing the world from the vantage of a beautiful boat equipped with all mod cons. You’ll be able to plan your itinerary to take in the places you most want to see, and you’ll be the envy of everyone who sees your holiday snaps. Time to start saving?

Private Jet

Again, you probably aren’t going to be the proud owner of a brand new private jet any time soon, but for a few thousand pounds you may be able to secure yourself a place on a chartered jet. You’ll get to skip customs and security, which means you won’t have the awful airport experience that is so common. Not only that, but you’ll travel in comfort and luxury, and most important, reach your destination rested, relaxed and ready for action, instead of tired, crumpled and annoyed before the holiday has even begun.

Luxury Car

Luxury cars can be a bit more affordable than the options above, depending on what your idea of luxury is in this instance. For example, if you were to find your nearest Harwoods dealership and look at buying an Audi or BMW, you might be pleasantly surprised, whereas if only a Ferrari will do, you might be disappointed. However, everyone should experience the delights of a luxury car at least once in their lives, and it is possible to do this by renting the vehicle of your dreams. You can rent something like a BMW for as little as £49 per day, so it’s perfectly possible and could be a great treat next time you’re planning a road trip.

Hot Air Balloon

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This one’s a bit different, but with fans like Richard Branson, you can’t argue that the hot air balloon is a great way to travel in style. If things go to plan you won’t get very far, but you will experience mind blowing views of the landscape below and if you pack some smoked salmon sandwiches and a bottle or two of champagne, it’ll be a delightful way to spend some time watching the world go by.

Which mode of travel would you love to try before you die?

 

Explore off-the-beaten track around Hicksville, New York

Traveling east through Queens along East Jericho Turnpike, you’ll cross into Long Island and merge on to the Northern State Parkway. In a few short miles, you’ll arrive in Hicksville, Long Island. Hicksville is hiding a few offbeat attractions that you can explore during your next visit. 

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Virtual Realms

Hicksville is home to Long Island’s first virtual reality arcade. Virtual activities range from fun games like Fruit Ninja suitable for kids aged seven years and up to the more sinister zombie and combat challenges targeted to mature gamers. Virtual Realms is easy to find on the east side of Hicksville on South Oyster Bay Road. There are plenty of accommodations nearby if you need a place to spend a few nights in Hicksville. 

Long Island Puppet Theatre

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If you’re traveling with toddlers from three to five years old, head to the centre of town and visit the Long Island Puppet Theatre. Little ones can sing along to stories like Puss in Boots or enjoy the Princess Tea Party. Reserve seats for your favourite show ahead of time since the theatre gets booked for private parties too.

The Hicksville Gregory Museum

Everything about The Hicksville Gregory Museum is a bit offbeat, including its location. The museum is housed in The Heitz Place Courthouse which is over 100 years old. Over time, the courthouse served as the original Village Hall, a jail, and the local World War II draft headquarters. Today, The Hicksville Gregory Museum offers eclectic collections of fossils, butterflies, minerals, and dial telephones.

I.FLY Trapeze and Aerial Arts

If you’re visiting Hicksville in warm weather, you can reach for the sky at I.FLY Trapeze and Aerial Arts in nearby Eisenhower Park. Experienced trapeze artists will teach you to fly on a trapeze bar at this outdoor trapeze venue just five miles from Hicksville. If you’re not quite ready to grab the bar and fly, try watching first. Check out one of the evening trapeze shows to see the professionals at work. 

Cradle of Aviation Museum

If you ever wanted to see Navy fighter jets or an Apollo Lunar Landing Module up close, you’ll find them not far from Hicksville in Garden City. You can stroll through the history of modern flight at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Don’t miss the Jet Gallery, Planetarium, and Firefighter’s Museum. End your day of exploring with a spin on the 100-year old Nunley’s Historic Carousel next door.

Prefer trains to planes? See the restored Locomotive #35 in the display yard of the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum. This museum’s founders are on a mission to educate visitors on the history of The Long Island Railroad and the rail’s impact on town residents. Check out the Visitor Centre to see the plans to restore the Historic Landmark Presidential Train Station.

Long Island is home to plenty of beaches, parks, and restaurants. As you travel across the island, plan a stop in Hicksville to enjoy a few unusual activities you won’t find anywhere else.