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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Leave No Trace: Colorado’s Hanging Lake Now Requires a Permit

The world of social media has brought attention to many beautiful places around the world. It’s not uncommon for people to start planning their next vacation thanks to “#travelinspiration” and as technology continues to play a pivotal role in our lives, I am not opposed to this convenience. The growth of tourism is a positive

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Island Hopping in Bohol: An Adventure to Cabilao Island

There is a special kind of beauty about traveling to quieter areas around the Philippines. Yes, the beaches are beautiful, but ultimately, the people are what make the Philippines so incredible. I may be a little biased because part of my roots originates from this country, but after being away for 11 years, I got

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Columbine Lake Trail near Winter Park

When spring makes its appearance in the Colorado Rockies, the people of the small towns scattered across the mountains rejoice in the sight of snowfall, sunshine and warmer days. As we approach mid-April, Mother Nature has given us days as warm as the ’50s and ’60s here in the high country and that made me

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Vail Mountain: A Quick Guide to a Fairytale Ski Resort

The picturesque mountain views, incredibly vast terrain and a beautiful European style village at the base of the mountain makes Vail one of the best ski resorts in the entire country. We explored Vail for the first time this year and it quickly became one of our favorite mountains. On our first visit, we were

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Danao Sea of Clouds: A Sweaty Hike to Beautiful Views

Around the second week of our trip to the Philippines, we were desperate for some exercise and adventure. As an active family, it was hard for us to lie around on the beach all day and do nothing (I know, poor us!) I shared my need for exercise to a family friend who excitedly exclaimed,

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How to Prepare for a Day on the Mountain: Tips for Beginner Skiers and Snowboarders

There are only a few days left in the Colorado ski season so whether you plan on visiting the mountain this season for warm spring skiing or are planning a trip for next winter, you need to know how to be prepared. The best way to ruin your ski vacation is to find yourself completely

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Keystone Resort: The Most Family-Friendly Ski Resort in Colorado

If you follow me on Instagram and happen to catch me on the mountain on Instagram stories, you’ll most likely find me at Keystone Resort at least once a week. When it comes to midweek snowboarding, it’s often just me and my eight-year-old, Riley while my husband is at work. I don’t frequent Keystone because

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Glamping in Rome with GoOutside Italy

If you read my previous post on Rome, you’ll know that it wasn’t my favorite city. I’ve come to terms with the fact that it was simply a clash in cultures… not necessarily a clash between an American with Italians, but a clash between my personality and a bustling city. Thankfully, on the outskirts of

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Why I Love Leadville: The Highest City in North America

There is an amazing city hidden within the Rocky Mountains of Colorado that holds significant history, an abundance of recreation and beautiful views that will leave you speechless. It might also leave you breathless… literally breathless. At 10,152 ft (3,094 m) above sea level, Leadville holds the record for the highest incorporated city in North

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