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Eco-Friendly Adventures and Unplugged Escapes Throughout Colorado

What better way to celebrate Earth Day this week than to highlight eco-friendly adventures and unplugged escapes throughout Mother Nature’s …

Hiking

The Wild Animal Sanctuary

No running. No jumping. And keep your hands to yourself. Three rules that don’t usually go well with kids. Or so I thought when we were given a short …

Things to do with Kids in Denver: The Denver Puppet Theater

I had big plans this summer. Plans that included trying two new places every week with the Princesses. Two weekly adventures we had not yet …

Best Family Friendly Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

With more 355 miles of hiking trails there are a ton of options for hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park – from easy, flat lakeside strolls to VERY …

Check-In: Hotel Glenwood Springs

This summer the family did a little Road Trippin’ in Colorado with Glenwood Springs being one of the stops. With it being named “America’s Most Fun …

Top Three Things to Do in Glenwood Springs

“America’s Most Fun Small Town” has lived up to its name in my book. Yes, there are soooo many fun things to do in Glenwood Springs for adults and …

Your Guide to Redstone Colorado

Have you heard of Redstone Colorado, “The Ruby of the Rockies”? With a population of 100 people, I won’t be surprised if you say no. Nestled below …

Travel Trivia: 15 Fun Facts About Breckenridge

It’s that time of year again here in Colorado – ski season! The champagne powder has begun doing its magic in the high-country and the locals her in …

Colorado Spotlight: Hammonds Candy Tour

When you think of a candy factory the vision of Willy Wonka’s Oompa Loompas may come to mind. It did for me, but on a recent <b>Hammonds Candy tour</b>, I …

Snowmobiling Along the Spine of the Continental Divide

Thirty-five miles an hour never felt faster…or colder. Racing up hill on the back of the snowmobile to catch-up with the group brought tears to my …

Review of Woodward Copper – From a Mom’s Point of View

We sat bundled up on the idle ski lift watching the freestyle skiers make daring jumps at one of Copper Mountain’s seven terrain parks. My …

Six Kid Friendly Hikes Near Denver

When I moved to Colorado 15 years ago hiking was something The Husband and I did nearly every weekend. We packed the dogs into the car and set out to …

Hiking

Colorado Spotlight: Two Below Zero Sleigh Rides

The horses came around the bend, kicking up snow as they ran toward the lodge pulling the sleigh. Squeals of excitement came from behind me and both …

15 Things to Do in Breckenridge…besides skiing

Breckenridge Colorado certainly is known for skiing, make no mistake about it. After all, it has been named one of America’s favorite ski resorts. …

Skiing

Top Hot Springs in Colorado

Colorado is a hot springs lovers’ paradise with countless options to choose from. No two hot springs in Colorado are the same. Yet, they all provide …

Hot Springs

Interview with a Winemaker, Jay Christianson with Canyon Wind Cellars

<b>Interview with a Winemaker, Jay Christianson with Canyon Wind Cellars</b>Earlier this summer I was invited to a small, private, wine tasting for writers …

Wine & Spirits
Wine

Family Friendly (aka EASY) Hiking in Breckenridge, Colorado

While Breckenridge might be known more for its winter sports, visiting in the summer is a must and hiking in Breckenridge is an absolute. There are …

Hiking

Beaches in Colorado? Yes they do exist.

<b>Top 9 Colorado Beaches</b> <br>When you think of Colorado breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains tend to come to mind, not beaches, yet beaches are one of …

Hiking

Hiking with Kids: Top Steamboat Springs Hiking Trails

Winter in Steamboat Springs, Colorado may be filled with skiing, sleigh rides, sledding and snowmobiling but summer has even more activities to …

Hiking

Colorado’s Diverse Winter Accommodations

Colorado is synonymous with winter. In fact, the state is one of the top winter destinations in the world, but it’s not just a winter snow skiing and …

Skiing
Hiking