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Colorado’s Wild West Adventure: In the Footsteps of Doc Holliday through Glenwood Springs

a Wild West adventure through the Colorado Rockies

Follow travel writer Aaron Millar and his family on a Wild West adventure through one of the Colorado Rockies’ most beautiful mountain towns. Glenwood Springs is, perhaps, Colorado’s best-kept secret. Located in a dramatic valley, in the heart of the Rockies, this mountain town is home to the largest hot springs pool in the world, an ancient Native American vapour cave and some of the best family adventure in the state, including a mountain-top theme park, 7,000 feet above the town.But its true claim to fame is its heritage. Founded in 1892, Glenwood Springs was once the home of the notorious gunslinger and gambler Doc Holliday.

Those Wild West days may be long gone, but here in Glenwood Springs you can feel them still – in the red brick buildings of 7th Street where Western saloons once plied their trade, in the frontier style architecture that lines Grand Avenue with colourful facades, in the mountains that rise on all sides of this beautiful valley as they always have.Travel now with Aaron, his wife Gillian, and two kids, Cameron, 13, and Elise, 9, for three days of outdoor adventure following in the footsteps of one of the West’s wildest characters.Produced in a documentary style, this episode of Family Traveller is designed to immerse you in the experience and show you what it feels like to be there for real. The grown-ups loved it, but after you hear the kids’ take, you’re going to want to bring your family here for sure. Saddle up, the adventure’s about to begin.Highlights include:

Bathing in the largest Hot Springs Pool in the world where President Teddy Roosevelt and Al Capone once soaked.

Experiencing the towns famous Vapour Cave, filled with mineral rich steam seeping in from a super-heated subterranean river below.

Exploring the Fairy Caves in the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

Riding the Alpine Coaster on a mountain top 7,000 feet above the town

Driving a snowmobile through the forests of the Rockies.

Hearing the story of the notorious outlaw gambler and gunslinger Doc Holliday

Discovering Glenwood Springs, one of Colorado’s most beautiful mountain towns.

This episode was brought to you by Glenwood Springs, Colorado: Where world-famous hot springs meet year-round outdoor adventures. Find out more at, @visitglenwood Produced by Armchair Productions, the audio experts for the travel industry


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Michigan: Pure Family Fun

Legendary music, Sleeping Dunes and Great Lakes. Family holidays in Michigan are America's summer secret

In our Michigan podcast, we’re going to run down giant sand dunes, listen to Motown in Detroit, explore an island that’s trapped in time (you must take a horse and cart to your hotel), hear stories from a Native American […]

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Austria Wins Winter

We're going skiing in the Austrian Alps, arguably the best place in Europe for family skiing.

Austria is less expensive than many other countries, the ski schools are excellent, and many resorts have been built specifically with families in mind. If you’re thinking about booking a ski trip this season, or maybe just dreaming of some […]

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Snow Much Fun

How to plan a perfect family ski holiday. Hear from parents and Olympic skiers about the joy of skiing with your kids.

Pile on the mittens, snow-pants, and boots, because this episode we’re hitting the slopes! Whether you’re an avid skier or you’ve never set foot on a mountain, this episode will help you to dream up and plan the ideal family […]

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Exploring Canada’s Capitol: Sleeping with Wolves, Zip Lining to Quebec and the Ultimate Ottawa Weekend for Families

Ottawa is not your average city break, try sleeping with wolves for a start!

This episode we are exploring a fun and unique family travel destination: the capital of Canada – Ottawa. We sleep with wolves, go on a hunt for the best ice-cream (and an escaped skunk), zip-line between two provinces and skate […]

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Florida Special: Secret Beaches, Jurassic Rides and Fish Rodeos

The sunshine state

This episode we are exploring one of our favourite family travel destinations: the Sunshine State of Florida, USA. Five local experts give us the lowdown on five Florida destinations, from exposes on lesser-known gems like Destin Fort Walton Beach (home […]

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City Breaks, Summer Trips and Jeep Camping for Adventurous Kids

The best city breaks for families

This episode we discover the best city breaks for families, summer getaways for all budgets and why jeep camping may just be the ultimate outdoor break for adventurous kids.Behind The Page Family Traveller magazine’s city break expert, Ellen Himelfarb, gives […]

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