V.D., that manufactured greeting card bonanza, is less than a week away. Surprisingly few companies are raffling off trips to Paris to honor the occasion, so we're going adrift. Instead, Hallmark is giving away a romantic trip to Aspen to seal the deal. Skip the snow. My favorite time of the year in this sophisticated enclave is July 4th. There's a kooky parade down Main Street, capped off with sensational fireworks. Not so patriotic? Miles of trails through Maroon Bells and the Aspen Music Festival will keep you on your toes. The contest winner has a year to use 2 round-trip air tickets to Aspen and enjoy 3 nights at The Little Nell Colorado Ski Resort. So, you decide: summer or snow? Still waffling? Maybe Aspen Extreme will send you over the edge. If you can track down a copy, read White Out: Lost in Aspen by Ted Conover to get an insider's take on this luxe refuge. Send that card and enter.
Voilà - the link to Hallmark's Valentine's Day sweepstakes: