COVER FEATURE: Music lovers’ road trip

COVER FEATURE: Music lovers’ road trip

From Morgan Freeman’s blues café in Mississippi to the Memphis café where Garth Brooks got his start, you’ll find every style of American music within a four-hour drive. By Irene Middleman Thomas There is perhaps nowhere like the South to experience various genres of true American music where they were first conceived and created. From [...]

Oscar’s Town

Oscar’s Town

Downtown Las Vegas is back from the dead. By Larry Olmsted As one of the most famous and beloved characters in one of the world’s most colorful cities, former 12-year Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman probably would have been welcome to open his eponymous steakhouse in any of the mega-resorts lining Las Vegas Boulevard, aka [...]

Hawaii: Pick an island – Extended Version

Hawaii: Pick an island – Extended Version

A visual guide to choosing the perfect Hawaiian Island for your next visit. By Eric Lindberg Tropical, multicultural, and distant, Hawaii is like an overseas cousin we rarely see. We mostly understand the language (except for Hawaiian and pidgin), and the fast-food joints and big-box stores bear familiar American names. But drive five minutes from [...]

Online Feature: On crust we trust

Online Feature: On crust we trust

Discover monumental pizzas at diverse pizzerias from Estes Park to Manitou Springs. By John Lehndorff Roadside plaques all over Colorado spotlight heroes, note historic events and point out big peaks. There’s even a granite monument on Speer Boulevard honoring a dubious “birthplace of the cheeseburger.” Why is there no bronze tablet outside Carl’s Pizza in [...]

Colorado First: Unexpected access

Colorado First: Unexpected access

By Chad Chisholm Artwork plays an intrinsic part of our culture, whether we observe the effect or not. Setting the tone of interior spaces, sculpting the landscape and skylines of our city and stirring the creative soul within, artwork can be found in unexpected places throughout Colorado. One such category for surprise is on the [...]

My Colorado Photos

My Colorado Photos

Editor’s note: The winning photos you see here are just two of many dozens we receive every month. Go to EnCompassMag.com and see more Member Photos. Sandy peaks → Kathy Purcell of Westminster photographed this image while she and her husband paid their first visit to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Kathy said she [...]

President’s Message: Your car, your data

As automakers add more and more connectivity to the high-tech vehicles they’re rolling out this year and next, they’re creating the largest, heaviest mobile devices most people will ever own. These cars offer features both helpful and potentially distracting—lane-departure warnings and hands-free phone service, self parking and voice-command social media posting. Soon many cars will [...]

SafeRoads: Look who’s texting

SafeRoads: Look who’s texting

Nearly nine in 10 motorists believe distracted driving is a bigger problem now than it was three years ago. Almost as many (89 percent) believe that other drivers talking on a cell phone while driving poses a great danger to others. And just about everyone (96 percent) believes that others texting or emailing while behind [...]

yourAAA: Member Benefits News

yourAAA: Member Benefits News

Colorado’s best Three hotels and one restaurant in Colorado have once again earned AAA’s prestigious Five Diamond Rating: Five Diamond Properties The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs The Little Nell, Aspen The Ritz-Carlton, Denver Five Diamond Restaurant The Penrose Room, Colorado Springs The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs is the only lodging property in North America to receive [...]

Auto Tech: Honda hybrid’s gas-powered overdrive

Auto Tech: Honda hybrid’s gas-powered overdrive

by Stu Wright Honda Motor Company started exporting motorcycles to America, from Japan, in the early 1960s with a clever slogan, “You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda.” It was later, in the 1970s, that Honda started exporting automobiles to the U.S. In 1999, they sent the first commercially produced hybrid sedan, the Insight, [...]

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