Tips and Tricks


While the earth should be celebrated all year round, it’s that time of year when more people than usual are celebrating this incredible planet we live on. This Earth Day, give back to help protect our environment and the people living in it around the world. Whether you’re treating yourself or gift giving, these socially responsible gifts are clear winners to both the recipient and the...

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The giving season is upon us! I’ve always been one of those people who gets way more excited to give gifts just to see the expression on the recipient’s face when they open it. Those moments of pure joy (or amusement, depending on your style of gift giving) spent with the people you love are what the holidays are all about. Adding on to the 2016...

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As soon as I saw the email notification I jumped out of my seat and started cheering. I had officially earned Southwest Companion Pass status. It’s a good thing I was working from home and not a coffee shop that morning! Those who know me know that I am an avid and loyal Southwest customer. If I’m flying domestically (or to one of their international...

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There is no doubt that Croatia is a beautiful destination, packed with an interesting history and culture waiting to be explored. Luckily, it’s not too difficult to pack light for a trip to Croatia. I managed to pack for a month of backpacking through Croatia in my trusty 48L REI carry-on backpack. I made a lot of stops during the journey (full itinerary coming soon)...

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“Where to next?” It’s mount question that crosses my mind on a regular basis. I get all giddy thinking about upcoming travel plans. For some people, all the research and coordination may seem like torture. For me, having the chance to plan my own trip is like getting to have my cake and eat it too. When one trip is planned, all I can think about is making plans...

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All year round, we find ways to get outside in Boulder. In the dead of winter we will sometimes have a 60 or 70 degree (Fahrenheit) day where people will head out for a jog, hike, or bike ride. During the snowy days, getting outside for some sort of winter sport is a must. Even after skiing, snowboarding, or any other winter activity, you might find people...

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I’m a planner at heart. I put a lot of work into every trip I take to make sure I’ll have time for everything I want to see and am prepared for important things to know about my destination — like cultural differences, safety, and transportation options. Even if you’re a spontaneous traveler, you learn many of these things on the ground and are able to...

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My first time skiing was in the midwest, where I originally learned the sport. From what I remember, the few times I went I felt like I had the hang of it. So when I moved to Colorado, I figured I’d give skiing a try again and naively assumed I’d catch on the same way I did when I was younger. On the contrary, the Rocky...

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You never know what will happen while traveling. Some things can go as planned and others may go very wrong. I would much rather be prepared, which is why I always purchase travel insurance for my trips. Luckily I have never had to use my insurance, but that’s no reason to travel without it! Whether your trip is tomorrow or six months from now, don’t skimp...

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