John Georgis?a.k.a Banjo Billy?drives an old school bus. It isn't the standard canary-yellow vehicle, though: the roof has been cut off and replaced with wooden fence slats and pitched tin. The seats have been ripped out and replaced with rows of couches, reclining chairs, and leather saddles. A glimmering disco ball hangs from the roof, and a rubber chicken affixed to the grill announces the bus' presence with a playful tone. Even though it resembles a mobile mountain shack, John's vehicle is often filled with guests eager to get a glimpse of Boulder or Denver on one of Banjo Billy's Bus Tours as seen on NPR's "Nickel Tour" series.
Raven Transportation provides passenger transport, event planning services, concierge services, courier services, and protective services to corporate businesses, Hotels, travelers and businesses seeking assistance with their event or require transportation.
A 10-year veteran of the Denver and Jefferson County Sheriff's offices and a retired National Guard Chief Warrant Officer and combat veteran, TYJ Global Helicopters' Mike Fyola has logged more than 6,000 hours as a helicopter pilot. During that time, he piloted medical evacuations as well as search-and-rescue flights, but also shuttled governors, Congressmen, and sightseers. Along with his wife, Gina, Mike leads instructional flight sessions high above Denver and the surrounding mountains in their Schweizer 300C helicopters. The duo specializes in high-altitude flight training and charter services and also offers flight training for private-pilot, flight-instructor, and cloud-wrangling certification.
53,275,923 people. That's how many passengers used Denver International Airport over the course of 12 months ending with January 2013, good enough for 13th place on the list of the busiest airports in the world. Given DIA's relatively removed location, lack of public transportation options, and all the legal red tape involved with growing wings, all those passengers mean one thing: cars.
USAirport Parking is up to the challenge of keeping those cars safe and their owners at ease. Located a 10-minute shuttle ride from the airport terminal, the lot can be hard to fathom by numbers alone: 60 acres of fenced-in pavement, 1,200 covered spaces, and a maximum capacity of 8,000 vehicles. For car owners, it's a simple process: simply park the vehicle in an empty space, and then catch the airport shuttle that runs every 7 to 10 minutes between 7 a.m. and midnight—and by request at any other time. An attentive and friendly staff keeps watch at all times. Where the power of human observation ends, a 24-hour camera system fills in to catch any foul play or UFO landings.
These days, showing up to the airport in anything other than a sleek, black sedan or SUV is like wearing a burlap sack to the mall. Thankfully, Pyramids Limousine is always available for stylish, convenient, and safe airport transportation. Trips take place within the luxurious confines of their fleet of shiny cars and velvet hot air balloons. Cars can be hailed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and professional drivers are prompt, courteous, and fully licensed.
Imbibers of hip drinks and fresh foods flock to Harry's Bar in the Magnolia Hotel, a happening destination for Denver visitors and locals alike. The lounge's upbeat happy hour—running from 2 p.m.–6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to closing time every night but Saturday—provides $2 PBRs, $3 drafts, $4 house wine and well drinks, and a slew of appetizers ideal for après-work cool downs or pregraveyard-shift sauciness. Harry's $8 Magtinis morph hum-drum martinis into innovative cocktails such as the Key Lime Pie—Malibu rum, Absolut Vanilla, Midori, and lime—and chocolate-charged Sweet Kisses––Absolut Vanilla, Bailey's, and Godiva white chocolate. Accommodating small bites such as truffle fries ($5) and bruschetta ($4) help absorb drinks spilled down your mouth, and lunch visitors can venture into a savory world of french-dip sandwiches ($11), caesar salads ($8), and more, starting at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.