Spotlight On... Colorado!

Spotlight On... Colorado!

Hi travelers! Welcome to the brand-spankin’ new series: Spotlight On…! Once a month I’ll shine the spotlight on a requested destination sent in by an avid Whisked Away newsletter reader. (Pssst: subscribe below to get in on that action!)

This month the spotlight is turned west toward the Centennial State, Colorado, but not to the usual hotspots. Everyone knows that Denver & Boulder are lovely, that Rocky Mt. National Park is insanely gorgeous and that you just “have to” see Red Rocks and the Garden of the Gods. (So if everyone knows those things… we should learn about other spots, shouldn’t we? We should!)

So, for this Spotlight On we are going to focus on the lesser-known glories of Colorado. Let’s get off the beaten path, friends!

How to Give Back When You Travel

How to Give Back When You Travel

Travelers, part of traveling responsibly (open hearts, open minds!) is giving back to the places you visit that give you so much.  There are ways to travel to places and take, sometimes simply to get that amazing Insta-photo... and there are ways to travel that give.

We want to be on the right side of this equation, do we not?  (We do!)  Pop down for some shameful stories of times when yours truly was not the most ethical traveler, and learn from my mistakes, okay?

Why Whisked Away Now Offers Payment Plans

Why Whisked Away Now Offers Payment Plans

When I was a kid, there was this magical purple sparkly bike that I absolutely NEEDED to own.  It had streamers cascading from the white cushy handles, it had a basket with plastic daisies... the works.

This bike?  It was pretty much my destiny.  It was also way above my 10-year old allowance budget, despite my frugal savings.

"No problem," my mom chimed in.  "You can put it on layaway!"

Layaway, you guys.  Whoever thought of this ingenious way to teach kids about the power of saving money, well... they were a genius.  

So in I popped with my $20 or whatever it was, and put my first down payment on the dream.  Dutifully, the guy behind the counter gave me a receipt and moved the purple chariot behind the special layaway counter.  It was officially future-me mine.

Um... but what does this have to do with travel?  Great question.