Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Vacation remedies for a workaholic

I am a self-professed workaholic, and I'm way overdue for some R & R. Recently, I stumbled across some images on the Web of Telluride, Colo. It didn't take me long to learn more about this mountain community from the Telluride Tourism Board.

The mountains themselves are breathtaking, especially to someone like me, who grew up in America's central plains. When I read about Telluride's rich history and culture, I began to consider the region as a perfect vacation getaway.

If I decide to opt for a long weekend, I'd love to experience Telluride Jazz Festival, which will be held June 5-7. The event is billed as a "celebration of the art, soul, history, and future of an all-American art form." A hot-air balloon event is also taking place that weekend.

If I hold off until the first weekend in July -- the Independence Day weekend -- I could be on hand for the Red, White & Blues Concert. I'm always up for a good blues event.

Telluride is hosting 20 weekend festivals this summer, and there's something for everyone. I could even make this a family affair. Telluride has a special going right now. If I buy three plane tickets, the fourth person flies free. The 4th Flies Free offer is good for anyone purchasing three tickets if they fly into Montrose Regional Airport.

When I take my next vacation, it might be a long weekend. I might take a whole week off. Either way, if I'm in Telluride, I'll have plenty of things to enjoy.

1 comment:

Trish Giassa said...

Telluride is awesome and there is plenty to do, while the setting is beautiful! Once you've enjoyed Telluride, come on over to Crested Butte (a 3 hour scenic ride from Telluride or 1.5 hours from Montrose) and enjoy another awesome town that offers a more laid back, less crowded and quirkier atmosphere and the most breathtaking mountain and valley setting you'll ever see. We have a bunch of festivals, free music as well as a music festival, and so much more. Show up for 4th of July and enjoy participating or watching the water fight with the fire department! LOL! Check out this website: http://www.gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/ and come visit us! Trish