And yet another flabbergasted look when met with "I don't drink beer." Yes, yes, YES, I was born in Wisconsin and moved to a city (and have now lived here for a little over 2 years) where micro breweries are all the rage, but no, I really just don't drink beer. And yes, I have … Continue reading Grand Junction + Palisade, CO: Wine Country
Not one to turn down an opportunity to do some hiking and exploring in Colorado, I quickly said "we're in!" I vaguely remember her mentioning "via ferrata," and didn't really give it another thought.
For Christmas this past year, Kervin and I wanted to do something extra special for my mom. She has always quietly displayed interest in traveling abroad, but hadn't taken the plunge since visiting me in Spain back in 2010. Not only is she my best friend, but my mom is the most kind, gracious, and hard working person I know.
Kervin and I ended our long weekend trip with a short stop in Page, Arizona to check out Horseshoe Bend and the Antelope Slot Canyon, both which have been on my "to see" list for quite some time! For us, traveling is about the places we're visiting yes, but it's also about the people we meet. … Continue reading Exploring Arizona: Horseshoe Bend + Antelope Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park or GCNP, is in my opinion, one of those "buicket list" places. It's hard to truly describe the beauty and amazing-ness of this place to someone who has never been. The canyons seem to go on for miles and miles as far as your eyes can see. The color and glow … Continue reading Grand Canyon National Park: South Rim
I was first introduced to the beautiful national parks of Utah on a road trip I took in 2015 with two girlfriends. We drove from Wisconsin to Colorado, Utah, and then Nevada hitting national parks along the way. Although it was in the heat of the summer where temps soared into the triple digits, I … Continue reading Exploring Utah: Arches + Canyonlands National Parks
Mt. Sanitas is a 3.3 mile moderate loop trail in Boulder, CO. The trail head begins at Mapleton Avenue. This is a very popular trail and one of the very first trails we completed after moving to Denver. We've done this hike when the trail is snow covered and in the spring/summer when it's clear. … Continue reading Exploring Colorado: Mt. Sanitas
Shells and Sauce This gem is located in Congress Park. We rode our bikes for brunch on a Sunday afternoon and got a spot on their patio. I'm a sucker for a good fried chicken and waffle, and this one definitely did not disappoint! We also shared the breakfast skillet which was delicious as well, … Continue reading Restaurant Roundup: Denver
After hosting quite a few visitors since moving to this wonderful city, we've had many inquiries about what our favorite day trips are from Denver. I thought it might be helpful to put a list together with our top picks. This is by no means an extensive list, just a few of the places we … Continue reading Exploring Colorado: Day Trips from Denver
This is the final post in our Traveling Asia series! We flew from Hong Kong, a city I had fallen for (you can read about that here), to Thailand where we spent 8 days exploring 3 cities. I'll dive into each in more detail below. It's a long post, folks! It was so hard to pick … Continue reading Traveling Asia Part 4: Thailand
From the moment we stepped off the plane with views of the mountains in the distance and the smell of the tropical air I was smitten with this city. Even during the winter season the air was warm and humid
I've had a road bike since college, which has served me quite well over the years, and managed to get me through the crazy Minnesota weather and two triathlons and has moved with me from Wisconsin to Texas, then back to Wisconsin and finally to Colorado
Hi dear friend! Today I'm going to dive into our time in Beijing! We packed so much into just a few days, from city markets to iconic historical sites. Beijing is a very vibrant and busy city with what seemed to be never ending "rush hour" traffic. A city where crossing the street is a game of survival of the fittest (more on that below!) Our taxi driver from the airport drove us to our darling hotel which was tucked in the tiniest alley lined with cars on either side. I had to close my eyes on multiple occasions as we narrowly passed pedestrians and commuters on pedal bikes in the alley.
If you have been following us for a little while you may know we absolutely adore our pup, Banner, an Alaskan Malamute. Some people say he is a bit large (only 115 pounds!), but he is a big fluff ball with lots of energy. He seems to absolutely love the Colorado weather, and never turns down … Continue reading Elk Meadow Off Leash Dog Park
Don't get me wrong, we LOVE traveling and exploring new places (I mean obviously, this is a blog dedicated to wayfaring!), however sometimes it's refreshing to put on a new lens and simply spend time in our own city! To make things a bit more interesting (and add a bit of exercise) we took to … Continue reading Exploring Denver: Bike and Brunch
Royal Arch trail is located in Chautauqua Park in Boulder. It's a serious workout with a 1400 foot elevation gain, which will log approximately a 3.5 mile round trip total. It's an out and back trail that can get quite crowded during the mid morning and weekends. I would suggest allotting 2-3 hours for this … Continue reading Exploring Colorado: Royal Arch Trail