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European Elegance at Sonnenalp Vail
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European Elegance at Sonnenalp Vail

As you drive up to Sonnenalp Vail, you might feel like you’ve been instantly transported to a grand hotel tucked away in the German Bavarian Alps, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. The boutique luxury hotel is classic, elegant and now my favorite place to stay in Vail. It’s the staff that makes the difference, from … Continue reading

Affordable Riverside Accommodations in Telluride
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Affordable Riverside Accommodations in Telluride

As with any popular mountain ski resort town, finding an affordable place to stay that isn’t miles out of town can be a challenge. Mountainside Inn is along the San Miguel River on the edge of the historic downtown in Telluride. It’s less than a ten minute walk to the restaurants, shops and galleries on … Continue reading

Road Trip Preps in a Pandemic World:  10 Travel Tips to Stay Safe on the Road
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Road Trip Preps in a Pandemic World: 10 Travel Tips to Stay Safe on the Road

I’ve started traveling again….cautiously in this COVID-19 pandemic world we now live in. As we head into the July 4th holiday weekend, here are my observations and tips for prepping for a road. These are based on my experiences going on two Colorado road trips in the past two weeks to Ouray, Telluride and Vail. … Continue reading

Three Nights in Telluride: Waterfalls, Al Fresco Dining and Hiking Fun
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Three Nights in Telluride: Waterfalls, Al Fresco Dining and Hiking Fun

Telluride, Colorado, is one of my favorite places on earth. I get drawn into the Victorian architecture of the historic downtown. Its mining history is fascinating. Telluride is an outdoor adventure playground for weekend warriors to extreme athletes. My friends, the Thomas family, from Texas were originally going to spend two nights as part of … Continue reading

On the Go Nutrition and Hydration: Fast Bar, Evolve Protein Shake and EcoVessel Summit Water Bottle
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On the Go Nutrition and Hydration: Fast Bar, Evolve Protein Shake and EcoVessel Summit Water Bottle

As I’m starting to travel again, I’m re-discovering a constant struggle on the road – finding nutritious options that pack well, don’t melt, are plant based protein with no or very little sugar, taste great and have minimal (and recyclable if possible) packaging. Fast Bar is a recent find for intermittent fasting. Evolve is my … Continue reading