Tourism

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If you try to use Google Maps to figure out how to get to Iceland from Colorado, it’ll admit that it can’t calculate it. As the crow flies, it’s about 3,609 miles. Of course, the Taste of Iceland aims to bring it all closer to Colorado.

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The massive flooding that began last week across much of the Front Range has largely subsided, but the cleanup and recovery are sure to take a long time.

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The town of Estes Park was dealt a harsh blow in the recent rain and subsequent flooding that hit Colorado’s Front Range. The town is still essentially cut off, with few ways in and out. For a town dependent on tourism, limited access means fewer dollars being spent.

As we reported Aug. 29, Colorado has selected a new marketing logo and slogan after a multi-month campaign that launched back in April. While the mark is primarily aimed at out-of-state clientele, reception in state has been less than positive.

Making Colorado

After months of speculation, Colorado is set to roll out a new state logo that officials hope will boost recognition of the state’s unique brand.

On a hot summer afternoon in Albuquerque, N.M., the setting for the hit TV show Breaking Bad, a trolley that resembles a roving adobe house is packed with tourists.

The series follows Walter White, a chemistry teacher who turns to cooking methamphetamine to provide for his family after he gets cancer. The show, which begins its final season Sunday, has attracted critical acclaim, a slew of awards and rabid fans — some of whom have crammed onto the trolley for a tour of Breaking Bad filming sites.

Ruben prances across the street one recent morning on his way to work on a corner of Tijuana's famous tourist strip, Avenida Revolución.

Ruben's hair is freshly dyed. His nametag is shiny.

But both he and his boss, Victor Reyes, have long faces.

Ruben, well, he's a donkey, (a "zonkey" in local parlance).

As for Reyes, his business — taking photos of tourists atop Ruben — has stumbled on hard times.

'Old Mexico'

Add this to the list of damages done in recent years to important pieces of art:

"An American tourist in Italy has generated shock and outrage by snapping the finger off a 600-year-old statue at a museum in Florence." (NBC News)

Gun Control Measures Haven’t Dissuaded Hunters

Aug 6, 2013
Daniel Mayer (Mav) / Wikimedia Commons

Leftover hunting licenses go on sale Tuesday at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and retailers statewide. These limited licenses did not sell during the annual drawing process that happened in the spring.

With sizzling temperatures in much of the country, tourists are turning to mountain ski resorts to find relief. Resorts from Colorado to California and Oregon are on track to set a record this year for summer business.

Brandon Wilke is spending a long weekend at a resort just down the road from Aspen, Colo. He came for a wedding, but Wilke and his brother-in-law decided to bring their mountain bikes and try out some bike trails at the Snowmass ski resort. At first, Wilke says he didn't know mountain biking was an option.

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