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Four Nights in Aspen, Colorado: Hiking, Ghost Towns and Mining History
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Four Nights in Aspen, Colorado: Hiking, Ghost Towns and Mining History

Driving Independence Pass on a summer or fall road trip from Denver to Aspen is a must.  Summit elevation on the Continental Divide is 12,095 feet making it the highest paved passed in Colorado.  My friend Lisa and I left Denver on our road trip and stopped in Leadville for a late lunch.  We stopped … Continue reading

A Speakeasy and Globally Inspired Cuisine: Where to Drink and Eat in Aspen
Travel Tastes

A Speakeasy and Globally Inspired Cuisine: Where to Drink and Eat in Aspen

Aspen is a foodie’s dream. Its culinary scene is vibrant, creative, indulgent and delicious. One of the newest restaurants, Meat and Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop, is quickly gaining legions of fans. I had it recommended to me by a local friend, who’s also a culinary connoisseur. I had no idea I would also discover … Continue reading

Royal Robbins Hoody with Bug and Sun Protection
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Royal Robbins Hoody with Bug and Sun Protection

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve likely noticed a grey hoody showing up repeatedly in pictures. If I’m not wearing it, the hoodie is likely tied around my waist. The hoody is part of Royal Robbins’ Bug Barrier Collection. As a mosquito magnet, I was all it to try it out. I’ll … Continue reading

Dinner at Afterwards and Breakfast Favorites: Where to Eat in Heber City, Utah
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Dinner at Afterwards and Breakfast Favorites: Where to Eat in Heber City, Utah

Dinner at Afterwards….Twice! Having very close friends who live in Heber City and others who have a second home, I’ve road tripped to Utah several times over the past two months. This past trip, we dined on the patio at Afterwards, a delightful restaurant in downtown Heber, twice. The first night was Saturday and there … Continue reading

Road Trip Hiking Break in the Meeker Trail System
Explore Colorado / Explore The Outdoors

Road Trip Hiking Break in the Meeker Trail System

Meeker Trail System surprised me. I wanted a hiking break on my drive from Breckenridge, Colorado, to Heber City, Utah. Doing a little research before drive, I decided to stop in Meeker, a town I haven’t spent a lot of time in. I drove up 7th Street to the Phillip and Dorcas Jensen Memorial Park … Continue reading