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Amy VanBuskirk

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Rex2 Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Working at Gateway Reservations

By | Durango Zip Line, Entertainment, Rafting, Skiing, Snow Conditions, Snowmobiling, Uncategorized, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
High School English Teacher, Customer Service Agent, and Administrative Assistant are just some of the job titles I've held. However, for the past six years, I’ve been the Lead Reservations Agent for Gateway Reservations and finally found a job I can honestly say, “I love!” Durango, Colorado is my home, and here’s a list of reasons why I love living and working here in this amazing town located in Southwest Colorado.   I LOVE…   …where I live!  We are lucky enough to look at breathtaking scenery in every direction!  And because we experience four distinct seasons here, the scenery…
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Rex2 Rock Climbing for Dummies

By | Activities, Adventures, durango, Durango Family Packages, Durango Tours, Family Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
I have to admit I was initially very nervous about rock climbing in Durango.  I have always had a paralyzing fear of heights!  I am also a 47 year old mother of two and am admittedly out of shape!   But, I am also normally up for an adventure and like to keep up with things to do in Durango.  So, when San Juan Mountain Guides offered to take us climbing, I responded with a hesitant “sure!” We met our guide, Eric, in the morning just before 8am, at their meeting place at The Rock Lounge in town.  He was ready…
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Rex2 Colorful Colorado Via 4 X 4 Tour

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, durango, Durango Family Packages, Durango Packages, Durango Tours, Jeep / Hummer Tours, packages, Uncategorized, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Autumn is the ideal time of year to visit Southwest Colorado! The aspen leaves are turning, resulting in vibrant colors and breathtaking views in every direction. We had the opportunity to experience the views in a unique way with an exciting 4 X 4 tour! Our knowledgeable guides from Durango Rivertrippers and Adventure Tours drove us high into La Plata Canyon in an open-air vehicle that allowed for panoramic views and the crisp, fresh air. As we ascended, our guide gave a history of this area’s rich past, and even stopped along the way so we could get out of…
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Rex2 Spring Fever in Durango, Colorado

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, Dining, durango, Durango Family Packages, Durango Mountain Resort, Durango Packages, Durango Snow Conditions, Durango Tours, Family Packages, packages, Purgatory, Ski Packages, Skiing, Snow Conditions, Snowboard Packages, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, train, Train Packages, Train Packages, Train Rides, Uncategorized, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Everyone has Spring Fever here in beautiful Durango!  But winter is not over just yet!  Durango Mountain Resort is open for skiing and boarding until April 5th, so book your Spring Break trip now!  With over 300 days of sunshine a year,  it's always a great time for winter mountain fun!  If you don't ski, try a snowmobile adventure or a magical sleigh ride; there's something for everyone, here in paradise! The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is busy with its Cascade Winter Train through May 1st.  Enjoy Breathtaking views through a winter wonderland, in enclosed and heated train…
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Rex2 My Bucket List – Colorado Zip Line – CHECK!

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, durango, Durango Family Packages, Durango Packages, Durango Tours, Durango Zip Line, Family Packages, packages, train, Train Packages, Train Packages, Train Rides, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning, Zipline | No Comments
Last weekend, my husband and I checked off another exciting adventure from our Summer Bucket List Ideas!  We took the Durango zip line adventure of a lifetime!  If you're looking for  exciting and fun things to do in Durango, CO, look no further than Soaring Treetop Adventures!  This will be one of those Colorado vacations that you'll remember for the rest of your life! First, we boarded our deluxe train car in the morning, enjoying the breathtaking views on our two-hour journey to Tall Timber.  Upon arrival, we were greeted by a group of very friendly folks who made us…
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Rex2 Summer Offers Something For Everyone In Durango!

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, Arts, durango, Durango Family Packages, Durango Packages, Durango Zip Line, Evening Shows, Family Packages, Jeep / Hummer Tours, Rafting, train, Train Packages, Train Rides, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning, Zipline | No Comments
With the fantastic weather we've been experiencing lately, it's time to think about planning a great summer vacation with your family!  There are so many things to do in summer right here in Durango, so allow yourself time to fit it all in! Perhaps the most popular draw to our area in the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.  The summer train to Silverton runs from May 3rd to October 25th--seats book quickly, so call and reserve yours day.  We can put together a package with discounts on lodging and train tickets!  There are also several options available, from taking…
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Rex2 The Best Spring Break Ever!

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, Beer, durango, Durango Events, Durango Family Packages, Durango Mountain Resort, Durango Packages, Durango Snow Conditions, Durango Tours, Evening Shows, Events, Family Packages, packages, Purgatory, Ski Packages, Skiing, Snow Conditions, Snowboard Packages, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Special Events, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | One Comment
Living here in Durango, we don't really need to go anywhere for Spring Break!  It's all right here in our own backyard.  I'm planning a week for my family that we'll never forget! First, I reserved a hotel for us right in downtown Durango, with an indoor pool for the kids and a hot tub for us parents!  Plus, we'll be within walking distance of all the great restaurants and nightlife in Durango. On the first day of our Spring Break adventure, we're going skiing at Durango Mountain Resort!  Conditions have been great this year, and the groomers are incredible! …
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Rex2 Epic Snow Conditions in Durango

By | Activities, Adventures, Arts, durango, Durango Events, Durango Family Packages, Durango Mountain Resort, Durango Packages, Durango Snow Conditions, Evening Shows, Events, Family Packages, Festivals, Purgatory, Ski Packages, Skiing, Snow Conditions, Snowboard Packages, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Special Events, train, Train Packages, Train Packages, Train Rides, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Today, as I gaze out the window of my office at the beautiful falling snow, I'm reminded that Durango Mountain Resort is boasting EPIC early season snow conditions this year!  This new storm will bring even more powder, and that means I'll surely be up at the mountain this weekend with my family! Everywhere I look, I see snow capped peaks and folks bundled up--everyone is in the holiday spirit, shopping, dining out and attending various holiday events!  We are so lucky to actually live in a place that people save up all year to visit. If your friends and…
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Rex2 Giving the Gift of Lasting Memories

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, Arts, durango, Durango Events, Durango Family Packages, Durango Mountain Resort, Durango Packages, Evening Shows, Events, Family Packages, packages, Purgatory, Ski Packages, Skiing, Snowboard Packages, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
This year for Christmas, I've decided to give my family the gift of memories!  (After all, don't they have enough toys?)  So I've decided to plan a surprise, mini vacation, right here at home in Durango! I've planned a great little getaway,  in a nice hotel in downtown Durango, where the kids can enjoy the indoor pool, and we can soak our cares away in the hot tub!  I'm also going to treat them to a fancy dinner at one of the many fine restaurants on Main Avenue.  We might even catch a concert, or one of the many events…
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Rex2 Enjoy Durango During November!

By | Activities, Adventures, Arts, Casino's / Gaming, Durango Events, Durango Snow Conditions, Evening Shows, Events, Skiing, Snow Conditions, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
As ski season quickly approaches (Durango Mountain Resort opens November 29th!!!), I'm reminded of all the wonderful things to see and do in Durango in addition to skiing!  If you're planning your trip before ski season, there's lots to do in the area to keep you entertained in the month of November! Soak your cares away at Trimble Hot Springs, and treat yourself to a massage while you're there. Take the short 30 minute drive to Ignacio to visit Sky Ute Casino and try your hand at the slots! And be sure to visit the Southern Ute Cultural Center and…
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