Two subjects today: Denver, Colorado and community-centered tourism with Milan Doshi from the Queen Anne B&B located in the city.
We talk about waste and ecological developments in hospitality then move on and get a great overview of things to see and do in Denver.
Tied in with the green-travel and slow-food movements, the idea behind community-centered hospitality is a return to being truly local and developing a sense of place in a hotel, hostel or B&B. At the Queen Anne, they do this by sourcing food from local, organic farms and co-operatives, composting leftover food for their own garden, and having everything from décor to bathroom supplies created by local companies.
There’s a focus on natural products and zero waste, which is very important, and that’s supplemented by allowing the local flavour to percolate and tell its own stories.
Things to do in Denver, Colorado
Milan talks enthusiastically about his home city of Denver, Colorado focussing especially on food and drink, but not being shy about the natural wonders just on the city’s doorstep. There’s a natural amphitheatre, long mountain bike trails and spectacular mountains to see. Listen to the podcast for some great, specific recommendations.
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