Category: colorado

Breckenridge Resort Opening Day 2019

Time flies when you’re having fun and for those of us in Colorado, it’s hard to believe that ski season has officially arrived. The beginning of fall in the high country had an unusual start with snow storm upon snow storm blanketing the Rocky Mountains shortly after an unseasonably warm summer. Keystone and Breckenridge Resort

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Ski Season in October: Keystone Resort’s Earliest Opening Day in Over 20 Years

With the unseasonably warm summer we had here in the high country, the thought of ski season seemed so far away. Every year that passes, the seasons consume me and it becomes hard to imagine the mountains filled with snow and vice versa. This year, our last day snowboarding for the 2018-2019 season was June

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Airbnb/VRBO Etiquette: 5 Things Awesome Guests Take Into Consideration (From a Host’s Perspective)

I have always felt that until you work in the service industry, you will never have full compassion and empathy for those who serve you while you are on vacation. When I decided to join my husband in the world of hospitality, it was a very exciting leap for me. Over the years, I watched him

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My First KOA Experience: Is this really camping?

Last month, we were invited on a camping trip to Gunnison where the plans consisted of boating on Blue Mesa Reservoir and a wildflower hike in Crested Butte. Without hesitation, we gladly accepted. We had been dying to see the wildflower bloom in Crested Butte plus Riley was super excited to camp with one of his

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Champagne Meets Cowboy Boots at the Beaver Creek Rodeo

After three years of living in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, I have learned that no matter what the season is, there is always something to do. We keep ourselves occupied in the winter with skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, or whatever else we can think of that is fun in the snow. And when summer

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From the Rockies to the Ocean: Our San Diego Road Trip

After living on the road for almost a year, we traded in road trips for plane trips when we decided to plant our roots in the Colorado Rockies. Initially, I was excited. I became obsessed with finding the best deals on flights and exploring faraway lands that were impossible to visit without air travel. But

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Lily Pad Lake: A Family Friendly Hike in Summit County

Lily Pad Lake is one of the most family-friendly hiking trails in Summit County. With easy trailhead access, gradual inclines and a beautiful lake filled with lily pads at the end of the hike, this is a trail that everyone at any age can enjoy. There are two access points to this lake, the Lily

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Camping and Hiking near Montezuma, Colorado

The beauty about living in the middle of the Rocky Mountains is having the ability to hide out, in the quiet of the forest, and feel like you’re miles away from everything. The fact that we can do this is great for weekends when we want to camp out and hike, yet not travel too

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Breckenridge Resort’s Extended Season: Ski or Ride until Memorial Day

A beautiful little town, high up in the Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge encompasses a mixture of modern ski town with old mining roots. Just steps away from the resort’s gondola are old fashioned buildings lined up along Main Street containing shops and restaurants that everyone will love. From winter to spring, skiers and snowboarders fill up

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Colorado 14’ers: A Firstimers Guide to Hiking Mt. Quandary

When the snow melts and the Colorado Rockies are covered with sunshine and wildflowers, the mountains over 14,000 feet become a popular destination for people seeking the most beautiful views in the United States. A popular activity mostly within the summer months, hiking a 14’er is something visitors love checking off their bucketlist. The official count

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