Our job is done. We've chosen our
winners. Now they get to enjoy their 15 days of
Since it's obvious from the miles they log that our Road Warriors
get around, we decided to pick their brains - and their itineraries
- and have them tell us which city they'd choose if we were to
feature them in our signature Celebrated Weekend story. So, here,
instead of Tom Cruise's L.A. or Gwyneth Paltrow's Madrid, we give
you the skinny from some serious star fliers on where to eat, where
to sleep, and much more in cities across the globe.
Start off in Boulder at the Celestial Seasonings Colorado
tory Tour, which is free and includes fantastic samples.
Afterward, head to the Dushambe Tea House for outstanding
international cuisine in an amazing building. In Glenwood Springs,
relax at the Hot Springs Lodge & Pool. The pool is heated
year-round by natural hot springs. In Aspen, visit Explore
Booksellers and Bistro for some hot tea and unique books. I'm a
huge fan of downtown Fruita, eight miles west of Grand Junction.
It's the home of Mike the Headless Chicken, and where you'll also
find the Museum of Western Colorado's Dinosaur Journey Museum. On
the return trip to Denver, stay at the Vail Cascade Resort &
Spa, which offers fantastic off-season specials, often including
hour-long spa treatments as part of the room price. There are also
two movie theaters in the hotel.
- Britten Snider,
Stay at The Peninsula hotel, and have your evening nightcap at
Felix upstairs, which has some of the world's coolest bathrooms (at
left). For shopping, The Mall at Pacific Place really has it all.
To miss going back and forth on the Star Ferry is to miss out on
all that is Hong Kong, and staying at The Peninsula makes it a
- Meriko Sarmiento,
New York City