While travel and vacationing have been put on lock down because of COVID, the idea of visiting or flying might seem unimaginable. So this trip to Denver, Colorado, the first I’ve taken anywhere since the pandemic hit, was monumental for me. What I found was that there was a beautiful city waiting to be enjoyed, as long as you enjoyed it responsibly.
First things first … I travelled during summer and was required to take two COVID tests, and antibody test, and a rapid test when I arrived. We also quarantined and had an official chaperone with us to make sure we were doing everything beyond safely, which we were. I wouldn’t want to spread the virus, nor did I want to put myself at risk at getting it for my job, and yes, staying home is always safer, but when a majority of a state’s economy is based on tourism, these films are meant to help keep people employed inform tourists that do decide to travel how to do so safely. Always check with the CDC or local government office before leaving your house and in no way am I or anyone I was with suggesting you should travel.
(Full write up with drone vids, images, and links at my blog: )
Denver is a stunning place to visit any time of year, pandemic or not. It’s a Western town with Eastern charm, and a personality that is truly unique. It is the first in many categories, and one of the prettiest major cities in the U.S. I’ve ever seen. There is a strong culture of enjoying nature here, which also makes it a fine place to get away from it all, plus, it has the added benefit to being steps always from some other exquisite destinations, like Aspen and Telluride, which I also got to experience.
Let’s get this out of the way … it is still dangerous to travel, and if you don’t have to, then dont put yourself, and more importantly others at risk. While everyone is hurting, and tourist destinations especially feeling the brunt of this lock down, it is a double edged sword to even mention tourism these days. Yes the economy is important for people to survive, but so is their health. That said, what I found in Denver was inspiring; everyone very conscious of the world condition and doing their absolute best to minimize risk, while still being able to offer access to this amazing city.
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