Things to do, restaurants and hotels in Durango, Colorado


DURANGO, Colorado — If ever there was a tourist destination built for social distancing during a global pandemic, it’s this scenic and spacious town of about 20,000 residents at the base of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado.

Durango offers plenty of wide-open spaces for nature lovers, adventure seekers and history buffs, with numerous outdoor dining choices — some in spectacular settings.

And you’re not likely to have

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Southwest Airlines Announces Plans to Add Service at O’Hare Next Year

Southwest Arlines plans to offer flights out of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport next year, the airline announced Monday.

a large passenger jet flying through a cloudy blue sky: A Southwest Airlines jet makes its approach to Love Field Airport, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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A Southwest Airlines jet makes its approach to Love Field Airport, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The company, which has long operated out of Midway Airport, expects to add service to O’Hare Airport beginning in “the first half of 2021.” Details on schedules and fares are

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Around the Bend – D Magazine

If anyone understands the snowball effect that good design, a little strategic styling, and the magic of marketing can have, it’s Amber Venz Box. Now the founder of rewardStyle—the platform that effectively launched the influencer industry overnight—is applying her aesthetic approach to real estate. But don’t think brick and mortar; more like raw wood beams and tarps.

Box and her husband and business partner, Baxter, discovered the ghost town of

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Southwest Airlines is launching new flights out west from CLT soon

Southwest Airlines announced plans to bring two new nonstop routes to Charlotte Douglas International Airport starting in November.

The move came less than a week after American Airlines confirmed it would resume its first nonstop flight to Europe since the coronavirus pandemic brought route cancellations to North Carolina.

Southwest will begin operating daily flights from CLT to Denver beginning Nov. 4, and will begin offering a seasonal flight from Charlotte

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British man, 33, who died in Turkey after travelling for teeth whitening treatment pictured

  • Richard Molloy, 33, died on Saturday after travelling to Marmaris for dental work
  • His friends Declan Carson and Aaron Callaghan were also left critically ill
  • Tributes to Mr Molloy have been made as his family try to bring his body home  

A 33-year-old British man has died and two of his friends are seriously ill in hospital after they collapsed during a trip to Turkey for teeth whitening. 

Richard Molloy

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Marriott, Hyatt or Holiday Inn Express: Comparing hotels’ covid protocols

Until last week, the last time I stayed at a hotel was back in March. Since the pandemic began, I spent months locked down alone in my D.C. apartment, then with family in Upstate New York. I took bike trips and road trips to go camping, but I avoided hotels completely.

In the meantime, hotels, like the rest of the travel industry, were suffering. According to the American Hotel &

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10 new hotels in Asia we can’t wait to stay in once it’s safe to travel again

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It’s been a strange and sometimes challenging year, but that hasn’t stopped a host of incredible new hotels from opening their doors across Asia.

From Tokyo to Bangkok to Bali and beyond, an impressive slate of new properties is ready to welcome travellers once travel restrictions have been lifted. We’re not quite there yet unfortunately, but there’s no harm in daydreaming about future holidays in

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Critics are loving the new Pixar movie Soul

Watch: The trailer for Pixar’s new animation Soul

After lukewarm reviews for its previous effort, Onward, rave notices are gathering for its latest movie, the Jamie Foxx-led Soul.

Taking its bow at the London Film Festival yesterday, the movie, directed by Pete Docter, follows Foxx’s character Joe, a passionate, jazz-loving music teacher who, after an accident, enters the realm of souls and all the existential concepts that come

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Spirit of Daytona race team has transitioned to a sports car builder

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| The Daytona Beach News-Journal

DAYTONA BEACH —  A little local team has transitioned from racing cars to building them.

After making a big impact in one of America’s top motorsports series, the Spirit of Daytona team now builds cars for teams in the Global MX-5 Cup tour, which has been a companion series to IndyCar this year.

The Spirit of Daytona, which darn near won the 2015

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Budget cut an important first step for tourism firms to survive winter

Without over-dramatising it, the budget was the most important day in the history of Ireland’s proud tourism industry. Budget 2021 at home and an international travel agreement at the European level were both hugely important to thousands of businesses and tens of thousands of jobs.

The good news is that Ireland, along with the rest of the EU member states, signed up to a common framework that should in time,

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Austin hotel association hosts food drive for industry employees

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A food drive to help employees of hotels — who have been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic — was held Tuesday afternoon.

The Austin Hotel & Lodging Association and the Austin Concierge & Guest Services Association held a drive-thru food drive for hotel industry employees Tuesday (KXAN/Frank Martinez)

The drive was held at the Omni Southpark Hotel located at 4140 Governors Row as part of its

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Black Travel Summit hosts weekend webinar to talk travel

Traveling with kids, taking care of your mental health on the road, traveling while Black — these are some of the topics an upcoming webinar hosted by the Miami-based Black Travel Summit will highlight this weekend.

The two-day virtual event will bring together 26 speakers from around the globe, including content creators and a director for the Seychelles Tourism Board. The event runs from Oct. 17-18 and is sponsored in

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Delta posts $5.4 billion third-quarter loss as pandemic hammers travel

The summer travel season was even worse than expected for Delta Air Lines, which said Tuesday that it lost $5.4 billion in the third quarter as people hunkered down at home during the pandemic.

Delta officials pushed back their timetable for breaking even, from year-end to next spring, as their previous expectation that COVID-19 would be contained proved too rosy. The airline’s shares fell almost 3% on Tuesday.

However, Delta’s

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Wiring suspected in fire that destroyed Augusta’s iconic Bunkhouse Inn

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The Bunkhouse Inn, built in Gilman in 1912, was later cut in half so so mules could pull it two miles to Augusta. It burned down Saturday. Gilman is now a ghost town. (Photo: TRIBUNE PHOTO/KRISTEN INBODY)

The owners of a historic hotel on Main Street in Augusta that burned down over the weekend are planning to rebuild a new hotel that they hope will become the

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Air travel rebounding as more passengers return to BNA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — As Nashville continues to rebound from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are traveling through Nashville International Airport.

Officials at BNA said numbers are still fluctuating, but Sunday was the busiest day since March. 14,524 passengers departed from the airport.

Overall, officials said numbers are still down from 2019, when an average of 25,000 passengers visited the airport each day. However, numbers have increased

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‘Waiting for FEMA’: Displaced and distraught, thousands who fled Louisiana hurricanes languish in hotels

BATON ROUGE, La. — In a tiny hotel room, the couple’s three young children buzzed around them on two beds pushed together. A pile of donated toys sat on the floor near a baby stroller that doubles as a cart to fetch groceries. Cockroaches lurked inside an open cabinet near a mini refrigerator.

“We’re not complaining about it. It’s a place to live,” said Skyla Thomas, 20. “But at the

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Dominican Republic Among the Top Two Most Searched U.S. Holiday Travel Destinations

Dominican Republic, Oct. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Data compiled by ForwardKeys shows that Dominican Republic is the second most searched destination in the Caribbean among U.S. consumers booking quarter one 2021 travel; the country accounts for 13.3 percent of quarter one 2021 searches in the region. With its stringent safety and health protocols, the country is equipped to welcome visitors who are seeking a safe and relaxing destination for

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison hits out at border “double standards” in Queensland

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has hit out at the Queensland Premier for “double standards” on border restrictions while on the campaign trail for the state’s election.

He joined Liberal National Party leader Deb Frecklington to visit Neumann Steel at Currumbin on the Gold Coast on Saturday afternoon ahead of the Queensland election at the end of the month.

Mr Morrison took aim at Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk when asked to

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Pet Essentials for an Emergency Go Bag

Include copies of your pet’s key medical and vaccination records, so that anyone treating the animal is aware of special needs and drug contraindications. “If you have to evacuate during a disaster, vet clinics are not likely to be open, and if you’re moving to another region there’s going to be some delay before that prescription can be refilled,” Rickey says.

Along those lines, make sure vaccinations are current, even

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Ask a Points Nerd: Which COVID Travel Changes Will Last?

Mindfulness practice has helped keep me relatively sane throughout the pandemic so far, but no amount of living-in-the-moment can stop me from daydreaming about a time when we can travel freely again. Maybe it will be next spring, or several lifetimes from now, but someday we’ll once again cram into aluminum tubes and soar blissfully through the air together.

Some prognosticated changes to the travel industry have already come to

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