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National Geographic Traveler editor at large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips. Here’s his latest advice.

Full Steam Ahead: Downtown Denver

At the beginning of the 20th century, Denver’s Union Station hummed with the brisk comings and goings of a capital on the rise. In the summer of 2014, the landmark reclaimed its place as a transit and social hub for the city.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar—the latest and best from the travel blogosphere—is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday. You can play, too. Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories #NGTRadar to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web. Here are our newest picks.

Kieran Cain hails from Denver, Colorado, but made the choice to relocate “up the hill” to Breckenridge, where he makes his living as the marketing director for Breckenridge Ski Resort, and couldn’t be happier. Here are a few of Kieran’s favorite things about the town he now calls home.

When it comes to fall foliage drives, New England gets all the attention – some of it undeserved. And if you’re traveling with children who are easily distracted (like we are), a simple trip along Vermont’s winding roads just won’t cut it. A never-ending chorus of “oohs” and “ahhs” from the adults will only reinforce your kids’ belief that foliage tours are for fuddy-duddies. That’s why we turned our sights on the great American West.

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Rocky Mountain Blitz

When it comes to places that give you a feeling of discovery, America’s national parks top the list. But Rocky Mountain National Park took that vibe to the max last month when it hosted a BioBlitz within its borders.

Hiking Colorado Springs

By Jo Dickison In Colorado Springs you don’t have to go outside the city to hike some outstanding natural areas.  Here are three stunning parks within the city limits. There’s a reason they call it Garden of the Gods. One of the best known parks in Colorado, the Garden has 13 peaks, stunning red rock pinnacles, and…

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It’s easy to get lost in Vail. It’s just as easy to find yourself in Keystone. Here’s how to get turned upside-down at Colorado’s largest mountain resort: Take your whole family skiing, and just try to stay together. My four-year-old daughter, for example, is a timid skier compared with her brother, a kindergartner. He left…

Dead Poets Remembrance Day

This Thursday, October 7th, poetry-lovers across the country will gather for the first annual Dead Poets Remembrance Day, a unique opportunity to meet at the graves of American poets and read their verse aloud. Walter Skold, founder of the Dead Poets Society of America, developed the idea for the holiday after taking a 15,000 mile…

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In no way am I a handywoman, but here I am with a Philips screwdriver removing rusty screws from an old boardwalk. I’m also huffing and puffing because the altitude is 9,500 feet high in Ashcroft, a ghost town near Aspen, Colorado.  Right now I could be shopping or hanging out at the hotel’s pool…

World’s Best Zip Lines

Traveler intern Daniel Bortz straps in to find zip line adventures for all riders, all occasions, across the globe. A pair of feet dangles over a terrain of active volcanoes, spurts of lava seeping out and flowing down the sides. Another pair sails through a thick forest, abundant foliage on both sides, breaking to an…

Greening History in Boulder, Colorado

Q: What’s better than staying in a picturesque, historic cottage at the foot of the Rockies’ Front Range, only a stone’s throw from downtown Boulder, Colorado?  A: Staying in an environmentally friendly, picturesque, historic cottage at the foot of the Rockies’ Front Range and only a stone’s thrown from downtown Boulder, Colorado, of course! Oh, and…

Delectable Dining in Denver

Can I just pause for a moment to say how much I love you readers? Because I can honestly say that your insightful tips made my trip to Colorado terrific in so many ways. First off, you nailed the restaurant suggestions: I booked a table at the Vesta Dipping Grill before I left for the…

IT Editor Janelle Nanos is still putting the finishing touches on her posts from her West Coast trip (more SF tips await!), but she’s getting ready to go on the road again. This time, she’s off to Colorado and looking for your suggestions for what to do this weekend. I have to admit that I’ve…

Here at IT, we love a good tale of chicken grit. No, we don’t mean chicken and grits, but rather the industrious and absurd tale of Mike, the headless chicken of Fruita, Colorado. Legend goes that on Sept. 10, 1945, an almost six-month-old Wyandotte rooster was looking especially delicious to his owners, the Olsens. Lloyd…