7 Can’t-Miss Travel Sites in Denver, CO

Wanda, of Fox World Travel, recently went on a trip to Denver.  She says that there are 7 stops that you absolutely cannot miss! 

1.  Historic Cripple Creek:  A visit to the World’s Greatest Gold Camp is a look into the past and an adventure in the present. The area’s rich and colorful history comes to life in one of the many museums or tours.

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2.  Echo Canyon River:  A great place to visit if you have an adventurous side.  Eco Canyon River Expeditions offers gorge trip, zip-lining, ATV adventures, camping, rafting, and so much more!

echo-slider-floating3.  Historic Manitou Spring:  Manitou is a wonderful community home to world class artisans, musicians, attractions and public art displays. With 11 natural springs throughout the town, many Native American tribes found the area to hold special healing powers!  Manitou had some of the best shopping and local dining establishments around.  The Historic District is lined with unique art galleries, one-of-a-kind gift shops and trading posts with handcrafted Native American treasures. Manitou Springs is home to dozens of artists and art galleries.

Manitou-Springs-slider14.  Garden of the Gods:  The world-class Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center is your gateway to the Park. This most visited attraction in the Pikes Peak region offers guided nature walks and free interpretive presentations daily.garden of the gods

5.  Cheyenne Mountain Zoo:  Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America’s ONLY mountain zoo and home to one of the largest giraffe herds in the world! With incredible views, a large collection of incredible species of animals, hands-on learning activities and much more, your family will love this adventure!CMZoo-Tiger-942x463

6.  Cave of the Winds:  With two amazing cave tours and daring attractions atop breathtaking Williams Canyon, Cave of the Winds is the perfect adventure for your family! Your family can explore deep inside the mountains with their really cool cave tours and then experience the thrill of high-flying action outside with their rides, especially the new Terror-Dactyl open now!

caveslider17.  Pikes Peak:  Grab your family and bring your own car to take this 19-mile scenic journey above the clouds! The safe, scenic highway provides you the opportunity to enjoy Pikes Peak Mountain and the Pikes Peak Highway at your leisure. From the gateway at an elevation of 7,400 feet, you’ll encounter some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world as you wind your way through an alpine wonderland of scenic beauty, mountain reservoirs, beyond timberline, overtaking the clouds…all along the way to the 14,115 foot summit of America’s most famous mountain.

Along the way, you’ll discover the North Slope Recreation Area, Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop, Historic Glen Cove Inn, and the Summit House. There are three lakes for fishing, picnic areas, hiking trails, and breathtaking views. Stop and watch one of our “Meet the Ranger” Interpretive Programs and learn about the history, myths, flora and fauna on the mountain. All offer visitor services and basic necessities to make your day both enjoyable and memorable.

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Reveals First Ever SmartShip

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Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines introduces an all new, state of the art cruise ship to its fleet, the Quantum of the Sea. There’s only one word that can possibly sum up this ship: WOW. Newly designed staterooms, game-changing technology, groundbreaking venues and the best dining are just the start of what you’ll find onboard. Take a look at some of the first-at-sea features that only this ship offers.

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Take yourself to new heights with the jewel-shaped capsule that gently ascends over 300 feet above sea level. Breathtaking 360° views of the sea and our destinations make the North Star one of the most anticipated features on this ship.

 

 

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Rip Core by iFlyIntroducing the first ever sky-diving simulator at sea! Experience the sheer thrill and exhilaration of flying in an air machine that lets you soar in a safe, controlled environment

 

 

 

 

Newly Designed Staterooms

Newly Designed StateroomsSay hello to your home on the high seas – now with more family-friendly modular staterooms that interconnect and the first virtual balconies at sea.

 

 

 

 

Dynamic Dining

Dynamic DiningDynamic dining re-imagines dining at sea to give you more distinct options plus total flexibility to shape your own delectable journey. There are no set dining times, no assigned seats, no required formal nights.

 

 

 

Transformative Venues

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Experience completely revolutionary spaces that transform from day to night. Play basketball, go roller skating and ride bumper cars at the SeaplexSM. Relax with a book at Two70°SM and come back at night for a spectacular aerial show.

 

 

 

New and improved boarding process

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Passengers will be able to generate boarding documents at home online, upload their own identification photo and receive digital boarding credentials. So when they get to the terminal, they can go straight on board–no check-in counter, no forms to fill out, no lines. Royal Caribbean is touting “from sidewalk to ship in 10 minutes.”
   

 

RFID Technology

wow-band-bgSmall microchips are embeddable in all sorts of objects that allow information to be transmitted wirelessly over a short distance.  RFID wristbands are the new room keys—no more demagnetization—and RFID is being used for everything from aiding passengers in navigation of the ship to allowing them to track their luggage during the boarding process.
    

 

Other WOW Factors

Advanced technology will be featured in the new Bionic Bar, where cocktails will mixed by an attentive staff of robots. This will no doubt help cultivate the Royal Caribbean mythos that is driving a lot of its success right now among casual cruisers—these are the ships with the rock climbing walls and the indoor parks and all sorts of fun things that, when taken together, make the idea of a cruise seem fun and exciting.
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staterooms-2staterooms-1QN_03QN_04Fox World Travel and Royal Caribbean International are now booking cruises aboard the Quantum.  Contact a Travel Agent for more details.

 

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Exclusive Offer: 3 For FREE Sales Event

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3 For FREE Sales Event

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Back by popular demand, Princess Cruise Line and Fox World Travel OnboardExperience_Sabatinis_640x370v2are celebrating their 50th Anniversary season with the return of their popular 3 for Free Sales Event, which starts September 3rd. All sailings during their 50th Anniversary will feature special events and surprises that you simply can’t miss, including Love Boat® deck parties or being a part of our new “Chocolate Journey’s” experience! During 3 for Free, those who book a 2015 cruise can explore the glaciers and wildlife in Alaska, discover Europe’s historic attractions or immerse themselves in Japan’s fascinating culture and receive all three of these incredible free offers (they aren’t forced to choose just one)!

1)gp_ss_suite_photo_lg FREE stateroom location upgrades!  All staterooms are richly appointed with fine amenities including 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, Private bathroom with shower, Daily housekeeping service, and Evening bed turn-down with chocolates on your pillow.

2) Up to $200 FREE shore excursion spending money to use toward a memorable helicopter glacier landing experience, a gondola ride in Venice or perhaps a tour of a historic temple in Japan.

3) Up to $100 FREE onboard spending money to use toward a relaxing massage, or perhaps a limited time, keepsake item like a 50th Anniversary Citizen watch, 50th Anniversary Swarovski jewelry, or maybe 50th Anniversary branded apparel from the onboard boutiques!

PLUS, you can book with a refundable deposit of only $100!

 

Contact a Travel Specialist for more details!

 

 

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7 Tips for Taking Awe-Inspiring Travel Photos

Many have heard the travel quote, “Trips end but the memories last a lifetime”.  Here are 7 tips for taking awe-inspiring travel photos so those memories will never fade.

1.  Invest in a quality camera and gear and get to know the product before you go

Quality makes a huge difference on photos and whether you are a frequent traveler, or if you just want to be sure that you capture some great vacation shots, you may want to consider investing in the proper gear.  One common mistake is that people purchase a top notch camera for their vacation, but know nothing on how to use it and the different features.  Be sure to practice for a few weeks before the big trip so you can take full advantage of the investment!1

 

2.  Patience is key.

Capturing just the right shot can take time!  The view from your hotel window may become even more breathtaking as the sun sets over the cityscape. See a charming village street?  Waiting for an interesting person to walk into the frame may give it that extra authentic feel.  When you look back on your travel pics and you feel like you are there again, you will be glad that you took the time to capture the perfect shots! 2

 

3.  Take note of the small things.

When you’re looking at a building from far away it can appear very impressive, but up close it can be incredible. Even capturing signs with the local language, flowers, fruit, seashells and anything you find intriguing and different to your life at home can help to really capture the experience.44

4.  Capture a feeling.

If there’s something you come across that makes you feel a certain way – happy, sad, relaxed, inspired…. try and capture that. Think about taking a number of photos in various perspectives and see what you can come up with. Don’t be afraid to take risks!6

5.  Rise and Shine!

Avoid the overly crowded, cliché, ‘touristy’ photos.  A great way to capture authentic shots is to wake up before the city wakes. This image was taken early in the morning, before tourists filled the streets.8

6.  Don’t over-edit.

It’s an easy trap to fall into.  That Caribbean sunset does look extra vibrant when you turn the Photoshop settings up to extreme, but that is not how you want to remember your travel experience.  Over editing your photos can often make them look cheesy and faux.  So don’t be one of those people who overdoes it and can’t even remember what that sunset actually looked like!

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7.  The Golden Rule of Travel Photography: You can never take too many photos. greece photo collage

 

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Fox World Travel Introduces Their Instagram Page

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Follow for more stunning photos of our travels around the world.

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Windstar Introduces Two Brand New Luxury Yachts to Their Fleet

Windstar Cruise Lines is introducing two brand new, all-suite yachts to their expensive fleet of cruise ships. Star Breeze, and Star Legend will premier with celebratory inaugural voyages in May 2015, and for a limited time, book with Fox World Travel and receive up to 58% off.

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Star Legend and Star Breeze suites are redesigned to Windstar’s exacting standards. Each beautiful finish and elegant extra will produce a sigh of satisfaction each time you step inside – from the soft lighting and fresh fruit and flowers to the chic, modern furnishings.

With lavish suites up to 575 square feet, you can feel free to relax and pamper yourself while surrounded by pure luxury.

ONBOARD-AccommodationsIncludeAll Windstar Voyages Includes:

    • All meals in all venues at all times, including 24-hour room service
  • All non-alcoholic beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, and other specialty non-alcoholic drinks
  • Welcome cocktails at reception
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of Fitness Center
  • Unlimited use of all water sports equipment
  • Informative port lectures and destination briefings

All Suite Accommodations Feature:

  • Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
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  • Flat Screen TV with DVD player
  • Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • L’Occitane Bath Amenities
  • Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair
  • Walk-in closet and ample drawer space
  • Bathroom with granite countertop, full-size tub, and shower

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Onboard Spaces

  • AmphorA Restaurant
  • Casino
  • Compass Rose
  • Computer Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Library
  • The Lounge
  • Pool
  • Reception
  • Star Bar
  • Veranda
  • Watersports Platform
  • Three Whirlpools
  • WindSpa
  • Yacht Club
  • The Bridge (with Windstar’s Open Bridge Policy)

Join Windstar for an exciting Christening Ceremony, special Sail Away, and exclusive Private Event. The festivities continue throughout this celebration voyage as we visit some of the Mediterranean’s most enticing ports. And now until September 12, 2014, book with a Fox World Travel Agent, and receive up to 58% off on these two inaugural sailings.

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Join us as we welcome the beautiful Star Legend to the Windstar fleet. You’ll be our guest at her exciting christening ceremony in Rome on May 25 and experience the magic of her first Windstar Sail Away as we raise the flag over her decks. The festivities continue throughout this celebration voyage as we visit some of the Mediterranean’s most enticing ports.

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Star Breeze Inaugural Voyage

Please join us on the inaugural voyage of our beautiful all suite yacht, Star Breeze, as we sail from Nice to Rome in Windstar’s signature style. Connect this voyage with the following 7-day Yachting the Riviera on May 10, 2015 and save an additional 5%.

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Learn more about this special and other Fox World Travel Cruise Specials, limited time offer or Contact a Travel Specialist Today.

Photos and content courtesy of Windstar Cruise Line.

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Announcing our 2015 Alaska CruiseTours & Ocean Cruises

Alaska Ocean Cruises and CruiseTours are one of our specialties at Fox World Travel.  80% of our travel specialists have personally visited Alaska, and many multiple times.  Each year we plan custom group CruiseTours and Ocean Cruises and escort 40-90 travelers as they explore the beautiful state of Alaska by land and sea. This year, Colleen Alsberg, Fox World Travel Tour Manager, will be escorting two groups to Alaska, making these her 24th and 25th trips to Alaska!

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Fox World Travel’s Escorted 2015 Alaska Group CruiseTours and Ocean Cruises Include:

The Great Parks of Alaska – Denali, Kenai & Glacier Bay WTMJ Listener Vacation, Hosted by Rose Gray aboard the ms Oosterdam
June 8-21, 2015
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Alaska & the Yukon – Summer Solstice Adventure with Colleen Alsberg aboard the ms Volendam
(Colleen Alsberg’s 24th Trip!)
June 13-24, 2015
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11-Day Alaska Denali Solstice Princess Cruise, with Jody Piotter aboard the Enchanting Pacific Princess 
June 18-29, 2015
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Alaska Inside Passage Cruise including Glacier Bay, hosted by Fox World Tour Manager, Tricia Newlands aboard the Crown Princess
July 25 – August 1, 2015
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The Great Parks of Alaska – Denali, Kenai & Glacier Bay – Hosted by Colleen Alsberg aboard the ms Zaandam
(Colleen Alsberg’s 25th Trip!)
August 10-23, 2015
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JOIN US FOR AN ALASKA TRAVEL SHOW IN WISCONSIN!

Alaska Travel Shows will be going on throughout September and October in multiple cities alaskaaug-itin-day3throughout Wisconsin.  Find an Alaska Travel Show near you.

Learn about exciting destinations and everything Fox World Travel has to offer you by attending one of Fox World Travel’s many travel shows located in cities throughout Wisconsin. As always, admission is absolutely free, but space is limited so please RSVP today.

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