Durango, Colorado


Durango was my final stopover on my dazzling visit to Southwest Colorado. My previous visit was to the icy winter wonderland of Ouray, Colorado an hour north. Leaving Ouray, we headed down the picturesque Million Dollar Highway to Silverton, then on the San Juan Skyway to Durango, a much bigger college town. I was impressed […]

Telluride, Colorado


Steeped in a romantic, yet tragic past, Telluride is a town that retains its historic buildings amid a dramatic backdrop of the San Juan Mountains. Butch Cassidy robbed his first bank here, and apparently forgot to do the research first. Telluride is set in a box canyon, meaning there is one way to come in […]

Three Days in Heaven at the Telluride Wine Festival


By Francis DiScala Jr.: Telluride ain’t easy to get to, but then not many of my favorite places on earth are easy. From New York it’s a connection and then a second landing in Montrose, Colorado. “Daddy, where is Montrose?” a little girl said to her father sitting in front of me. It occurred to […]