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If you were to ask 100 people that have moved to the state of Colorado in the past five years why they chose to make this state their new home, I would be willing to bet that “outdoor recreation opportunities” would be one of the top three reasons provided. The other two answers might revolve around the amazing variety of breweries located within the state or the easy (and legal) access to that controversial green plant, but my answer is always the amazing outdoor adventures that are now right outside my back door…literally! I live at the foot of the foothills and absolutely love it—and the hiking escapades I’ve had so far are what I want to share with you. I’ve also included some links to trails that are on my list but I haven’t had the opportunity to hike just yet.
There is a lot that goes into planning a trip with kiddos, and it often means sacrificing a brewery tour to stand in line for two hours to take a picture with Chewbacca or Princess Elsa. But hey, that’s what we signed up for as parents.
Family vacations are supposed to be fun, memorable and hopefully relaxing. But if you've traveled with kids, you know there are rare times of true relaxation besides when you are asleep! So the question remains, how do you plan ahead to create an enjoyable, unforgettable experience for your family? If you are successful, then just maybe you can revel in a little relaxation as well!
- Depending on where you are traveling, look for hotels with amenities such as pools and kids’ activities. Pools provide a much needed outlet for kids...
You shot a killer video that the whole world needs to see. You uploaded it to YouTube, anxiously waited a week before you checked your analytics for the stream of validation that surely would descend upon you as you see hundreds, nay, thousands of views rack up. Your expectations are undoubtedly high -- hundreds of minutes of watch time. Thousands of followers who will like, share and continue to fill your comment stream with a seemingly endless fount of praise. And this, THIS video will be what vaults your destination into the stratosphere of YouTube fame as influencers beg to work with you and VidCon books you as one of its keynote speakers.
Except…no one seems to be watching your video. Your analytics show a pitiful handful of viewers who stopped watching only a few seconds in. Wah waaaaaaaaah.
More Miles team members share their favorite travel stories
This post #2 in a two-part series sharing some of Miles team members’ favorite travel memories in celebration of National Plan for Vacation Day on January 29. Click here to read the first post in this series.
Life-size Mario Kart in Switzerland by Alexis Acosta
Picture this: snow-capped vistas as far as the eyes can see, quaint chalets dressed in festive lights and the aroma of mulled wine in the air. My family and I were fortunate enough to experience the magic of Switzerland during Christmas, and since, my view of the holidays has never been the same. We laughed, we cried, we partied and then died – no seriously, our flight back home was at 6am on New Year’s Day and I felt dead.
One of the best days of the trip was spent...
Miles team members share their favorite travel stories
National Plan for Vacation Day is January 29, and to help celebrate, Miles held a company-wide “Share Your Travel Story” contest. We provided a few guidelines – the story had to be a true, relate to just one specific travel experience (rather than a recap of all travels) and, as an added challenge, under 200 words.
Writing an entertaining travel story under 200 words is no easy feat! But our talented team rose to the challenge.
Everyone got to read all the entries and vote, and we rewarded the winners with some great prizes to help them plan their next adventure.
In the spirit of National Plan for Vacation Day, we wanted to share some of our team’s stories to help inspire your own travels – and to encourage you start planning your next trip!
(Want to keep reading? Click here for more travel stories from Miles!)