On a summer stroll around my friend’s Colorado Springs Ivywild neighborhood, a school building was bustling. Odd, at first sight, as it was summer, and school was clearly not in session. But upon further inquiry, I learned the former Ivywild Elementary School, closed in 2009, had been completely reimagined as part of a Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority project.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
This year began with a bang for Nashville with events that set the tone for many months to follow. Almost literally kicking off a whirlwind year, a deadly and costly tornado outbreak swept through Tennessee in early March, covering several counties and residential neighborhoods and ripping through whole sections of Music City, leaving historic music venues in ruins and more than $1.6 billion in damages. With a rocky start to what would prove a challenging year for Nashville, the city began pulling itself upright by its backbone — the locals. Immediately following the natural disaster, a website dedicated to rebuilding the city crashed several times as thousands of residents flooded the page, signing up to support their city and rebuild after the tornado.