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~ Wanderlust in the Centennial State ~

Tour around the Centennial State with us. Josh is a native son and big fan of pack burro racing, and Liz got to Steamboat Springs as fast as her parents could get there (25+ years ago). Together, we have over 60 years of experience traversing Colorado. In addition to the two of us, we have assembled a deeply passionate, knowledgeable, and talented team of Colorado travel bloggers.
Get out and explore Colorado!

Date Night at The Source – RiNo’s Artisan Market

There was never a time in my life where I went out on a “date.” In high school and college, you would “hang out” with someone or, if it was more serious, you “went out” with the person. Then marriage brought “date night” – a prearranged time to go out together for dinner, a movie, …

Welcome to Stella’s Coffee Haus on Denver’s South Pearl Street

Stella’s Coffee Haus Front Porch I love the aroma of coffee. If I have a vice, the sweet, sweet nectar of the coffee bean most definitely has to be it! And Stella’s Coffee Haus has long been one of my favorite stops in Denver. While the coffee is quite good, it’s really the atmosphere I …

travel: [trav-uh l]

verb 1. to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip; journey: to travel for pleasure. 2. to move or go from one place or point to another. 3. to proceed or advance in any way.   The origin of the word “travel” is most likely lost …

Beer Review of the Month: Bootstrap Insane Rush IPA

Beer: Insane Rush IPA Brewery: Bootstrap Brewing Co. Website: https://bootstrapbrewing.com/ Location: Niwot, Colorado ABV: 7.2% Rating: 8.5/10 Insane Rush IPA Clear & Gold Insane Rush Indian Pale Ale hits you your taste buds on the front and back end of every sip. However, it’s not overbearing like many other IPAs. “A perfect balance of malts and five different hops give this …

Meditation: Practice Appreciating More of Life’s Adventures

No-thing-ness, he said. Before me was a meditation expert who perfectly described the way I experience meditation. My brain shuts down, and like a computer screen, goes completely black. I am no longer aware of my consciousness. Or time. The darkness is not scary but rather it just is. Nothingness doesn’t always come when I meditate. …

Dinosaur National Monument, Part III: Ghostly Yampa Bench Road

Harding Hole Overlook Entrance We inched our way through two feet of palpable red earth soup entering the Harding Hole Overlook. It hadn’t rained in over four unseasonably hot fall days. Yet, standing pools of mud from a strong storm nearly a week earlier proved resilient. The park ranger we met in Echo Park said …

Dinosaur National Monument, Part II: Impassible When Wet

Echo Park Road The only way into or out of the canyon floor – other than the river – towers before me. A windy, steep, impassible-when-wet, red dirt road. The cliffs form a circle around the park. Some are deep auburn red, others jet-black from water stains; others still – a brilliant orange stratification. If …

Dinosaur National Monument, Part I: Unobstructed Waters of Echo Park

I was coming out of my skin with anticipation. Dinosaur National Monument was just around the bend. We had come from a half-day enjoying the pictographs and petroglyphs of Canyon Pintado. Now we were leaving that land behind for something more ancient, something more prehistoric. Harpers Corner Road Storm clouds loomed to the north as …

Practice Trikonasana at Samadhi Yoga Golden Triangle

When I entered Samadhi’s Golden Triangle yoga studio for the first time, I was impressed with Samadhi’s ability to recreate the welcoming vibe to which I am accustomed based upon my experiences at the Uptown Studio. A bright space filled with reverence, a comfortable sitting area, plus a gorgeous mural of a goddess. Samadhi Yoga Golden Triangle …

Colorado’s Grass Valley Invited Us in Like a Rolling Stone

Near Harvey Gap State Park Instead of driving the standard route from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction along I-70, we got a random hair and veered off course. The bedroom community of New Castle invited us to exit and we struck out to the north towards Grass Valley, determined to leave the interstate behind. We …
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