There was a time when I would have rather hopped on one foot to Denver that taken a flight, but Southwest Airlines has changed that. Every year I travel in and out of Denver International Airport on my way to The Writing for the Soul conference in Colorado Springs.
Last year I discovered Southwest Airlines, and they have simplified my travels. Two bags fly free on Southwest, and the traveler is allowed two carry-on bags. I have a knee that won't bend, so I request pre boarding and try to sit in the front window seat. The only disadvantage to that is nothing can be stowed under the seat, so all items must be overhead for take off and landing. I was allowed to keep my IPad, which was all I needed for the flight.
Prices for flights vary, but "I wanna get away" flights are the most reasonable. I was able to get a round trip ticket for $282.00. Ground transportation is more of a challenge, but hotels often have deals with the rental car companies, so the traveler benefits from asking questions.
Plan ahead and wait for prices to drop, and you will find that Southwest Airline offers deals that rival the price of gasoline any day. Winter travel is less expensive, as well, but there is more chance of weather delay. Taking to the skies rather than the snowy roads is safer, and Southwest Airlines has a great track record. That is very good news for the reluctant flyer.