Colorado: 8 Gorgeous Weekend Getaways

There is a reason they call it a Rocky Mountain High (cue the music!): Colorado is the only state in the union that rests entirely above 1000 feet and it has the highest incorporated city in the United States: Leadville sits at a lofty 10,152 feet. Colorado is also one of the most geographically diverse states in the US: it has mountains and roaring rivers along with windswept plains and deserts. All of this beautiful diversity adds up to one of the most amazing getaways available. So check out our recommendations below for a fab weekend getaway in the Centennial State.

1. Telluride

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Photo by Justin Miller.

2. Aspen

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Photo by Shawn Rosvold.

3. Estes Park

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Photo by There&Back Again.

4. Crested Butte

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Photo by Michelle Brown.

5. Steamboat Springs

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Photo by GB Brown.

6. Glenwood Springs

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Photo by Steven Hirsch.

7. Boulder

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Photo by Onebroadsjourney.

8. Denver

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Photo by There & Back Again.

Feeling like exploring more of the beauty of the Western US? Check out our guides for Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, and Montana. Then head on over to Trover.com for more inspiring photos.

Best Budget Destinations for You and Your Wallet

With these long days of summer, you have plenty of time to daydream at your desk about your next big trip. The good news is that the next big trip does not have to cost you a mint. There are lots of destinations that provide a world class travel experience on  a realistic budget. We here at Trover have dug deep to find you the best budget travel destinations for 2015.

Milan

This Italian city is not just for fashionistas. Save some Euros and head instead to the Expo Milano 2015. With over 140 countries participating, this year’s Expo showcases the latest in sustainability solutions for global food production from around the world.

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Photo by Henrique Santos.

Bali

It is time to visit this beautiful country of low budget luxuries and lush tropical forests. With sugar sand beaches and over 10,000 forest temples, Bali offers the sublime and the spiritual. Prices are down this year in Bali so get ready to cross it off of your bucket list.

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Photo by Vayama.

Nashville

Home to Jack White and the Black Keys, Nashville offers an incredible musical legacy along with great restaurants and culture. Hurry to discover this hip city before everyone else shows up!

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Photo by Kaylee Spinhirn.

Istanbul

This romantic city is the crossroads between east and west and is the 5th most visited city in the world. Hotel prices have dropped so start planning your trip.

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Photo by Mustafa Ucar.

Cambodia

With its huge legendary temple, Angkor Wat, Cambodia offers the best of the spiritual and the exotic. Hotel prices are reasonable in Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor Wat.

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Photo by Jonah&Carmen @ Here and There Without a Care.

Barcelona

Use this lovely city as your base to explore the rest of Spain, more reasonable right now than other parts of Europe. Take a day trip to the bohemian beach Sitges located nearby on the coast.

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Photo by Geeky Explorer.

Denver

Forget about the snow: Denver has arrived as a world class city for all seasons. Check out the fantastic art at the Denver Art Museum and then have a delicious dining experience in the flourishing food and brewery scene.

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Portugal

We are all familiar with the French Riviera and the Italian Riviera, but have you heard the Portuguese Riviera, the Algarve? With over 300 days of sun, this southernmost part of Portugal offers miles of beaches for reasonable prices.

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Photo by Marcia Barradas.

Need more options to consider for your budget? How about the beautiful national parks in the USA? Or how about grabbing your backpack and tent and heading out to our list of the best camping spots? Stick around and learn more at Trover.com.