Fabulous Fall Colors Even in the Rain – Where to go Leaf Peeping in Steamboat Springs
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Fabulous Fall Colors Even in the Rain – Where to go Leaf Peeping in Steamboat Springs

I’ve been to Steamboat Springs many times, but this was my first time to see it covered in a palette of autumnal hues. From Rabbit Ears Pass to the Yampa River, the fall colors are spectacular in Steamboat, even if you have to dodge rain showers like I did on my leaf peeping road trip. … Continue reading

Northern Virginia’s Wine Region:  Three Days in the Napa Valley of the East Coast
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Northern Virginia’s Wine Region: Three Days in the Napa Valley of the East Coast

I knew Virginia had wineries, but what I didn’t know is Northern Virginia’s wineries rival the picturesque ones in Napa Valley. Guess I should have expected the over-the-top wineries being so close to Washington, DC and Virginia was the first place in the United States to grow grapes and make wine, dating back over 400 … Continue reading

How to Spend 3 Days in Greater Zion Utah
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How to Spend 3 Days in Greater Zion Utah

My three-day adventure in Greater Zion starts in one of the lesser visited areas of the national park. Most visitors to Zion National Park only go to Zion Canyon to hike in the Narrows and do Angels Landing. This trip is all about going where the crowds don’t and experiencing The Greater Zion area to … Continue reading

How to Spend a 3-day Weekend in Denver
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How to Spend a 3-day Weekend in Denver

My friend Hope recently visited me for girls getaway. It was a whirlwind weekend showing off some of my favorite spots and trying a few new places in Denver, Colorado.  Here’s how to spend a 3-day weekend in Denver. First Stop: Barr Lake Hope landed about 7:30am and instead of b-lining into to city, we … Continue reading

Kayaking, Hiking, and Wildlife in Grand Lake, Colorado, the “Western Gateway” to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Kayaking, Hiking, and Wildlife in Grand Lake, Colorado, the “Western Gateway” to Rocky Mountain National Park

https://youtu.be/NzS-wPLUPN8 Grand Lake is the “western gateway” to Rocky Mountain National Park.  Surrounded by mountains and sitting at 8,369 feet, the lakeside scenery is stunning. There are quaint cabins and sprawling homes dotting the shoreline.  It is home to Colorado’s largest natural lake and one of the oldest yacht clubs in the west.  I had … Continue reading