How to get from Denver Airport to Union Station by train

One of the easiest and best ways to reach downtown Denver from Denver International Airport is by taking the Denver Airport rail. This light rail line, which opened in 2016, is known as the A Line or the University of Colorado A Line. Operated by Regional Transportation District (RTD), the A Line connects Denver International Airport with Union Station in downtown Denver in about 37 minutes. Once leaving the airport, the train makes six brief stops before reaching its final …

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Sam’s No. 3: Iconic downtown Denver diner dating back to 1927

In 1927, Greek immigrant Sam Armatas opened the first Sam’s No. 3 diner in downtown Denver on 15th and Curtis. While this location closed many years ago, Sam’s legacy lives on. In 1998, Sam’s son and grandson reopened Sam’s No. 3 just to the east of downtown in Aurora. In 2003, the downtown location was opened just across the street from the original which opened nearly 100 years ago. In 2013, a third location was opened in Glendale. Today, Sam’s …

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SliceWorks LoDo: Neapolitan-style thin crust pizza in Denver, Colorado

White Pizza with sausage added

SliceWorks LoDo, located near Union Station in downtown Denver, is a popular spot for a quick, delicious, and affordable slice of pizza. SliceWorks is best known for their Neapolitan-style thin crust pizzas made with homemade pizza dough and fresh, high quality ingredients. But that’s not all. Other than pizza, SliceWorks is popular for their Italian dishes including lasagna, chicken parmigiana, and ravioli to name a few. In 2012, the Scileppi family founded SliceWorks just to the southeast on Colfax Avenue. …

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Steuben’s Uptown: Brunch in Denver, Colorado

Steuben’s Uptown has long been at the top of my must eat restaurants in Denver for quite a while now. This retro American diner is well known for their regional American classics ranging from Maine lobster rolls to chicken & waffles. Established in 2006, Steuben’s now has two locations in Denver with one location in Uptown and another location to the northwest in Arvada. On this trip, I visited the Steuben’s Uptown location. Because of my failure to plan ahead, …

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Saddle Mountain Brewing Company in Goodyear, Arizona

Saddle Mountain Brewing Company is a craft brewery and restaurant located in a strip mall in Goodyear, Arizona, just west of downtown Phoenix. The brewery was founded by Jacob and Laura Hansen, a local couple who had a passion for brewing their own beer at home. They took this passion and love for craft beer and eventually opened a craft brewery in the West Valley, which was in need of good craft beer. The name Saddle Mountain comes from the …

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Creekside American Bistro: Breakfast with views in Sedona, Arizona

Shrimp & Grits

Creekside American Bistro located in Sedona, Arizona is a popular restaurant overlooking Sedona’s Oak Creek and famous red rocks. The restaurant is well known with both locals and tourists for its unique and seasonally changing menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. Weather you visit for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you will find a unique and delicious dish on the menu. What I enjoy about my visits to Creekside American Bistro is that it feels trendy and upscale without being pretentious. It’s …

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8 things to do on your first visit to Sedona, Arizona

Hiking in Sedona

Sedona is one of the most beautiful and unique places on Earth. This city, located about two hours north of Phoenix, is best known for its stunning landscapes of red rocks, sweeping ponderosa pine forests, and water carved canyons. While Sedona isn’t a secret, it’s still worth a visit especially for the outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers. Hiking, fishing, camping, Jeep trails, world-class dining, shopping, craft breweries. Sedona has it all. If this is your first visit to Sedona, you really …

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Coffee Pot Restaurant in Sedona: Serving breakfast for over 30 years

The Coffee Pot Restaurant, located in Sedona, Arizona, is a family-owned restaurant with a 30 year history of serving its community. This institution of Sedona, and local favorite, is today not only popular with locals but with tourists looking for a delicious yet inexpensive breakfast or lunch option. This is especially true in a city as expensive as Sedona. Thanks to its extensive menu, including its absurd selection of 101 different omelettes, the Coffee Pot Restaurant has been written about …

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Devil’s Bridge: How to hike one of Sedona’s Most Popular Trails

The iconic photo taken at Devils Bridge in Sedona, Arizona

Devil’s Bridge in Sedona, Arizona is an iconic natural sandstone arch with panoramic views of red rocks and green ponderosa forests. Hiking to Devil’s Bridge is popular activity for those hoping to snap a photo of themselves standing on top of the towering arch. It’s no surprise that most visitors consider it to be one of the must see sights in Sedona. While this popular 3.6 mile trail is heavily trafficked year round, it shouldn’t be missed especially if you …

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One Day In Kraków: 17 Things To Do With 24 Hours In Kraków

One day in Kraków

If you only have one day in Kraków, one of the best ways to enjoy the city is by taking a tour of Kraków’s Old Town and Royal Road. When Kraków was the royal capital of Poland from the 14th to 16th centuries, this historic street was used for many important events including coronation processions, royal funerals, weddings, and for foreign envoys. The route runs from the old Medieval walls near St. Florian’s Gate in the north, through the Old …

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