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Olga Hellweg
(303) 471-0068
5719 Glenstone Dr
Highlands Ranch, CO
Agency
Global Travel Unlimited Vacations
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Reunions, Senior / Mature Adult, Singles, Spa / Fitness, Student / Youth, Women's Travel
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www.gtiunlimitedvacations.com

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Thomas Keesling
(303) 725-2512
5500 Boatworks Dr
Littleton, CO
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Tom Keesling Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Suzanna Darley
(303) 333-6168
25739 E Jamison Cir N
Aurora, CO
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Polk Majestic Travel Group
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American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.darleytravel.com

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Brenda Rivers
303-694-3322 x8740
5680 Greenwood Plaza Blvd Ste 300
Greenwood Village, CO
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Andavo Travel Inc
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American Society of Travel Agents
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www.andavotravel.com

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Donna Evans
(303) 400-0852
Po Box 461236
Aurora, CO
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Team Travel
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American Society of Travel Agents
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Adventure Travel, Safari
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www.travelsense.org

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Gregory Cottrell
(303) 790-8600
7255 S Havana St Ste 140
Centennial, CO
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Travel Plus International, Inc.
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American Society of Travel Agents
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www.travelsense.org

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Pawel Mastalerz
(720) 842-4745
11638 Laurel Ln
Parker, CO
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Blue T Group, LLC
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American Society of Travel Agents
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www.turez.pl

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Mindi Iden
(720) 362-2444
4950 S Yosemite St Ste F2-318
Greenwood Village, CO
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Travel Extraordinaire
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American Society of Travel Agents
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www.TravelExtraordinaire.net

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Kevin Hager
(303) 693-8654
14976 E Wagontrail Dr
Aurora, CO
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Shama Travel
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American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.shamatravel.com

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(303) 693-8654
14976 E Wagontrail Dr
Aurora, CO
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Shama Travel
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www.shamatravel.com

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Damascus, Taylor’s Valley

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Situated in the rugged, rustic region of southwest Virginia, Damascus offers an abundance of natural beauty and nature mixed in with plenty of activities and attractions for the entire family.

Scenic views of the mountains, a maturing forest and unspoiled natural streams all meld harmoniously with the environment to create a unique "sense of place" for residents and visitors alike.

Known as "Trail Town, USA," Damascus has been called the "friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail." The area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with five trails intersecting in the town's center. And while the town has plenty of other diverse interests, it is the natural world and legacy of the nature that has the most influence on visitors.

Nearly surrounded by the Jefferson and Cherokee National Forests, the community attracts thousands of mountain bikers, hikers, swimmers, hunters, anglers and anyone else who simply wants to return to a day when the small-town lifestyle thrived.

The area embodies the definition of "eco-tourism," a location that fosters environmental understanding, appreciation and conservation while simultaneously sustaining the culture and well-being of local residents. Many activities in the town are designed to promote environmental awareness and education.

Historically, Damascus was a huge lumber-producing area. With unlimited resources of virgin oak, chestnut, pine and poplar, the nearby mountains were stripped of their forest cover beginning in the late 1800s. The National Lumber Magazine reported in 1912 that Washington County produced more lumber than the entire state of Pennsylvania, mainly from the Damascus area.

This lumber boom lasted for more than 25 years. By that time the United States Forest Service was created in an effort to conserve and restore forest resources. As a result, most of the land around the Damascus area was acquired by the federal government.

One of the highlights of the Damascus and Taylor's Valley region is the Creeper Trail. It is a shared-use trail connecting Abingdon, Va., with the Virginia-North Carolina border 1.1 miles east of Whitetop Station, Va. The total length of the trail is 33.4 miles.

The Virginia Creeper can get pretty crowded during busy summer weekends and, while most visitors are just out to enjoy themselves, a few, much needed, simple rules have proven necessary to protect the environment and to make sure everybody has a safe and good time.

The most popular trip on the Creeper is the 17-mile downhill ride from Whitetop Station to downtown Damascus. Everyone from the grand kids to grandma can make this trip if they are comfortable riding a bike. Most kids are so proud of themselves for having pedaled 17-miles they can't wait to go again.

To begin this trip, visitors must first make reservations with one of the shuttle services in Damascus. These services ferry riders to Whitetop Station in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Reservations for riders are especially recommended d...

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