About the AuthorSteve Knopper is a Denver-based travel writer, Rolling Stone contributing editor, and author of Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age. A native of Michigan, Steve grew up taking twice-a-year vacations in the Rocky Mountains with his parents. Falling in love with the area, they moved to Boulder in 1983, and set to building a house in the foothills. Steve graduated from Boulder High School and the University of Michigan.Steve began his writing career on staff at the Richmond, Virginia News Leader, the Boulder, Colorado Daily Camera, and the Gary, Indiana Post-Tribune before becoming a full-time freelance writer in 1996.In addition to covering the music business, his specialty, Steve has written for publications as diverse as Sunset, National Geographic Traveler, Wired, GQ, and the New York Post, among others.Steve lives in the Highlands area of northwest Denver, around the corner from excellent restaurants like Julia Blackbird's and Mead Street Station, with his wife, Melissa, and daughter, Rose. how do i read books for free with prime Moon Colorado (Moon Handbooks)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. Boring and spectacularly uninformativeBy Oakland XiaojieWe have several excellent guidebooks from the Moon series - Don Pitcher's Yellowstone/Tetons and Tim Hull's Arizona are fantastic. Steve Knopper's Colorado is an epic fail. He manages to be so uninformative as to make Colorado seem an incredible bore. Two pages for Mesa Verde and no maps, so it is impossible to determine the plethora of wonders at this park. Rocky Mountain National Park fares only slightly better with five pages and one nebulous map. Great Sand Dunes half a page. You'll have better luck looking at a good map and searching Trip Advisor.1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. Has the guy who wrote this actually been to Colorado ...By T. CoxHas the guy who wrote this actually been to Colorado? And there's more to do in Colorado than just Denver.3 of 4 people found the following review helpful. Still nice to have this hard copy travel book on handBy S. MooreI still enjoy flipping through a travel book as I go- reminding myself of things to see, using the maps, dog-earring pages, or even tearing them out for my pocket. I especially like having the maps, as GPS can sometimes have trouble getting signal. In this case, I felt a few more detailed maps would have been helpful, as well as better details on the provided maps. This book was helpful for the tourist getting a "big picture," but I would have enjoyed a more ideas on slightly lesser known restaurants, parks, etc to avoid some crowds, yet get a locals feel for a place.