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Summer Western Sports in the Rocky Mountains

Do you have a love for adventure and the outdoors? Are you looking for a summer vacation alternative to same-old beach resort? Have you always dreamed of seeing the Rocky Mountains? Are you interested in western sports but a beginner? If you answered “yes!” to any or all of the above, then you should consider a summer vacation in the majestic Rocky Mountains.

This summer, Singles Travel Service is hosting two ultimate vacations to the Rocky Mountains: Big Sky, Montana, in July, and Aspen, Colorado, in August. You should join us! And here’s why.

Big Sky in July

We’ve traveled all over the world, and Big Sky is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places we’ve been to in the United States and elsewhere. It is rugged, magnificent, and fun. As the name of the town implies, the sky goes on forever over gorgeous mountain vistas. And it’s close enough to Yellowstone National Park that a visit there is a must. Simply put, Big Sky is the ultimate destination for an urban professional who is looking to get away from it all while enjoying luxury accommodations and world-class western sports adventures.

I know that whenever I travel, the hotel is a super important choice in my planning. On this singles vacation, we stay at the five-star Summit Hotel at Big Sky. This hotel – which has hosted presidents – is the epitome of Rocky Mountain luxury. And it’s in the center of the village, making its location idea. Plus, it has all the amenities you’d want: pool, tennis, spa, golf, mountain biking, and so much more.

While in Big Sky, we’ll go horseback riding at the 320 Guest Ranch, rafting on the Gallatin River, and spend a full day at Yellowstone National Park. We will enjoy western sports activities like zip line and high ropes, have wonderful meals and drinks, go shopping – and meet new friends. Big Sky is a perfect choice for a singles vacation.

Aspen in August

Another amazing choice for a singles vacation is Aspen, Colorado. We’ve sung the praises of Aspen in the past as a winter sports destination. But it is just as wonderful as a summer singles vacation.

Once again, we will stay at the lovely Stonebridge Inn. Located in the heart of Snowmass Village, the inn is close to shopping, dining, and more. At the inn, enjoy the spa, pool, outdoor bar, and world-class fitness facility. We’ll also tour the area on a back-country Jeep tour.

While in Aspen, our adventures will be endless. We’ll horseback ride at the fantastic T-Lazy-7 ranch, which has been owned and operated by the same family for more than 75 years. We’ll also partake in a two-hour, casual, and relaxing downhill bike ride down the unique and landmark Maroon Bells – some of the most photographed mountains in the United States. To up the adventure quotient just a bit, part of the week will include a whitewater rafting trip along the famed Colorado River. And there will be plenty of other western sports like mountain coaster riding, zip lining, and more.

Throughout our time in Aspen, we’ll mix and meet with new friends over fabulous dinners and activities, including a super fun evening of bowling, burgers, and beer.

Interested?

Western sports adventures for single travelers are vacations to remember. Contact us today to reserve your spot!

Destination Spotlight: Colorado

Now that we’ve reached autumn and the cooler temperatures are hitting parts of the country, our team at Singles Travel Service is planning and looking forward to our ski trips out west this winter. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know we love outdoor adventures, especially winter sports. So it seems appropriate that we highlight one of our favorite places for this destination spotlight: Colorado.

This winter, we will be planning three separate trips to Colorado, exploring three magnificent winter sports destinations: Aspen, Breckenridge, and Telluride. Here are some top activities in each resort town.

Aspen

In early December, we are kicking off the holidays early with our season opening trip to Aspen, Colorado. Aspen has some of the most incredible mountains to ski – including Ajax, Highlands, Snowmass, and Buttermilk. (We love their names, too.) What makes Aspen one of our favorite ski destinations is that in addition to these world-class slopes, the town itself is world-class. Aspen offers upscale dining, luxury shopping, interesting art galleries, and fantastic bars with live entertainment.

For beginners who are also interested in exploring the destination, Aspen is a perfect ski town. You spend some time on the slopes and time in the town, meeting new people all along the way. We also love the ski in/ski out aspect of where we stay in Aspen – the beautiful Stonebridge Inn. It’s within the village of Snowmass and just minutes from downtown Aspen.

Breckenridge

We’ll kick off the New Year this January with our second Singles Travel Service sojourn to the big and beautiful, special and sprawling resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado. Breckenridge is massive, but in the best sense of the word. The area has almost 200 trails and bowls over 3,000 acres of terrain and it is supported by 34 lifts. We’ll be there for a week, and we will need that time to explore all that Breckenridge has to offer. (Pro tip: Arrive on Sunday, like us, as the weekend crowds from Denver are leaving.)

While Breckenridge has many gorgeous resorts, we happen to fancy Beaver Run. It’s located at the Base of Peak 9, it’s family run, and close to town. Love!

Telluride

And last but never the least; we’ll head out on an amazing singles luxury vacation in March to the historic town of Telluride, Colorado. If you’ve never been to Telluride, you might not realize that the town boasts more than 300 inches of snow which makes for a perfect base for its more than 2000 acres for skiing.  This is supported by 127 trails, 18 lifts, and a vertical drop of more than 4,400 feet (wow!).

Once again, we’ll be staying the glorious The Peaks. And what makes The Peaks a perfect singles travel destination is that this five-star hotel is a ski in / ski out resort – with one of the most luxurious spas in the country. Think: 5 floors, pools, hot tubs, and a full service menu of spa services. If you venture outside of the resort (and you should, at least once!), you’ll be greeted with a historic town center filled with amazing shops and restaurants.

Destination Colorado

Interested in joining one of our ski trips to Colorado this season? Contact us today.

Say Yes to a Singles Vacation

Why should you say yes to a singles vacation? Many singles are interested in adventure, sports, or international travel. We often hear from travelers who are not sure about the benefits of a singles vacation versus solo travel. At Singles Travel Service, we are experts in luxury and adventure hosted group vacations for singles.  So we put together a quick list of reasons to choose a singles vacations.

You will meet fun, like-minded people.

When you join a hosted group singles vacation, you will be in the company of singles from all over the country or world with similar hobbies and interests. This is a relaxed casual way to meet and make new friends while learning about a new place, progressing in a favorite sport, or just enjoying a quiet beach.

You won’t have to plan anything.

Organizing a trip can take weeks. Finding the right hotel, the interesting places to visit, the best restaurants to try, or the right local guide takes time. When you book a singles vacation, you leave all the planning and logistics to a team of travel experts who have connections in each destination. On a hosted singles vacation, the itinerary will be mapped out for you. Though within it, you’ll have a variety of choices.  While you are welcome and encouraged to take part of the group activity, you have no obligation to join in. It’s your vacation after all! (But trust us – you’ll want to join in.)

You will save money.

Many single travelers think that hosted singles vacations are expensive. Very often, the cost of group travel is less than you think. Because we work with tour operators and agents from all over the world and often do repeat business with them, we often get special rates and pass that savings on to our single travelers. When we create our packages, we add in meals, tours, group activities, and more. This is all included in the final price of the trip. Our goal is to provide you with amazing travel opportunities while  providing you with as much value as possible for the money that you have saved for your singles vacation.

You will learn something new.

On singles group vacations, there is always the opportunity to learn something new. From sports, history, culture, food, skills, and more, each place that you visit will teach you something new. And you’ll also have the great opportunity to learn about the people that you are with on your singles vacation. In our many years of hosting luxury and adventure vacations for singles, we have seen romance bloom and life-long friendships form.

You will travel in the safety and security of a group.

We’ve said it before and we will say it again. The world is crazy, amazing, fascinating, beautiful, and mostly good. But anyone that follows the news knows that sometimes it’s not. By traveling on a hosted singles vacation, single travelers have an added level of safety and security.

So go ahead. Say yes to a singles vacation.

At Singles Travel Service, we offer thoughtfully planned and carefully curated singles vacations. Contact us today and book your next trip.