Connextions Magazine Issue 17: Love Around the World

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LGBT Family Travel Photos courtesy of Manny Velasquez-Paredes

​DENVER: THE MILE HIGH CITY Denver is nicknamed The Mile High City, due to its elevation, which is exactly one mile above sea level, making it one of the highest major cities in the United States. According to Denverites, due to its altitude, the alcoholic beverages are more potent. All the Denverites we met, also advised us to drink lots of water to avoid dehydration. Denverites seem to be well versed on their state’s facts, which make for a wonderful experience. The people we met during our trip seemed extra-friendly and very knowledgeable and proud of their city. For example, did you know that Denver experiences 300 days of sunshine and has breathtaking panoramic mountain views with over 200 named peaks that can easily soar up to 13,000 feet? Neither did we, but the Denverites we met taught us all about it. During our visit we noticed a young, vibrant cultural environment with award-winning dining that can easily compete with Broadway or Lincoln Center in New York City and restaurants in Paris. Denver is a cleaner, less crowded version of New York City, and the breathtaking mountains are the backdrop of this great canvas.


Connextions Magazine


Love Around the World


Spring 2015