Colorado


When the spring snows melt and ski season comes to an end, it makes way for the beautiful warm summer and fall months in colorful Colorado. The open road winding through the towering Rocky Mountains awaits, as the perfect southwestern Colorado road trip beckons. As much as I love Boulder and the greater Denver area, the rest of Colorado is just too wonderful to overlook. The...

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After the twists and turns through the mountains and the final stretch along the narrow dirt road, we finally saw the hearts and knew we had arrived at the Romantic RiverSong Bed and Breakfast for our much anticipated mountain retreat. This B&B is a Select Registry property tucked away along the edge of Estes Park, Colorado and is cloaked in the kind of serenity that you can imagine...

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A peaceful girlfriends getaway up in the mountains was just what Alyssa and I needed in the middle of a busy week. We drove up to Estes Park along the windy mountain roads as we caught up on the past month of her trip to Australia and my visit to California for the Women in Travel Summit. Perched upon a hill overlooking the Rocky Mountains...

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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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There is always an opportunity for travel, including in your own hometown or a neighboring city. Even if you’ve lived in the same place your entire life, there are always new restaurants, tours, and changes in the city that create the opportunity for new experiences in your hometown. Although I grew up in Chicago, I never did some of the touristy activities like going to the...

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You don’t need to fly half way across the world or even the country to travel or to get in the traveler’s mindset. Finding a new part of town in the area where you live is a much more affordable way to seek new experiences and even learn a little more about the place where you live. I took a staycation and spent the night at...

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We passed by people carrying around coffins, rows of hearses lined up outfitted with skulls, halloween-style decorations, skeletons, and more, and there were all kinds of people wearing crazy outfits. No, this was not Halloween. This is actually in March at a festival called Frozen Dead Guy Days in the small mountain town of Nederland, Colorado. Who’s the Dead Guy, and How Did He End...

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I thought about writing my standard post about my recent visit to Rocky Mountain National Park, but I decided to switch things up because these photos speak so much more than words could. Although the photos don’t do justice to the beauty that resides in the park, they will give you a small slice of what you can expect. Make sure to get all the way...

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While the tropical beach destinations and theme park vacations are standard for many, there are so many other unique trip opportunities around the world that you could be missing out on. Although they may not be the perfect choice for everyone, I’ve compiled a list of a few alternative vacation destinations that will keep things interesting for your next trip and are sure to leave a memorable...

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