Rock climbing is gaining in popularity these days, with some rock climbers making national news here in the States. If you’ve ever thought about giving it a try, the Rocky Mountains are the place to go. There are quite a few groups willing to take you for a climb, and here are some of the best.
Aspen Adventures is located only 15 minutes outside of Aspen and offers guided tours to one of the best climbing spots in the Rockies, Independence Pass. The granite cliffs here cater to every skill level so you won’t have to worry about not being able to finish a route. The guides are all AMGA-trained so you’ll be in safe hands.
Rocky Mountain Ventures is a guide group in northern Colorado offering trips for all experience levels. They have eight-plus-hour day trips, partial trips and shorter two-hour adventures depending on your availability. They also provide all of the gear for you and the trips are more affordable the more people you get to tag along.
Colorado Mountain School is a professional mountain guide service with locations in Boulder and Estes Park. We recommend the Boulder location if you can get there since they take you to climb the Flatirons, which is one of the coolest spots in the country. They have more classes than most guides ranging from beginner safety lessons to full-on climbing expeditions.
Pricing varies by outfit so be sure to check their websites or call ahead for details.
Literature lovers have the chance to explore book settings across Asia with new itineraries available through Insight Guides. Where might your literary-inspired travels take you? Here are five designations Insight Guides recommends for literary inspiration in Asia.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Regardless of the temperatures outside, a scarf can be the perfect travel companion if the wind picks up, the sun comes out and you need a shield, you need to cover your shoulders to enter a religious house, or you travel to or through a Muslim country and you need to cover up for modesty. But not all scarves are created equal. In fact, some scarves are created solely for traveling.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
When you are hiking, camping or traveling, bag space is a hot commodity. Making sure you bring all the necessities without making your bag too bulky or heavy to carry can be a challenge. Matador helps you solve this problem with its innovative products like the Mini Pocket Blanket.