The Exploring Co.

The Exploring Co.

Tips From The Locals


Step Back in Time at the 1940s Ball in Boulder

Step Back in Time at the 1940s Ball in Boulder

The 1940s Ball is a USO – style event that truly feels like you’ve stepped back in time. Whether a teen or a octogenarian, everyone is in authentic costumes and swing dancing to the Glen Miller Orchestra!  This year the event was held at the Boulder […]

Exploring Mesa Verde

Exploring Mesa Verde

I’ve dreamed of visiting Mesa Verde ever since seeing Cliff Palace in a social studies book. These dwellings built into the sides of cliffs fascinated me in elementary school and still do today. My dream of seeing this finally came true during a trip to southern Colorado. Mesa Verde National Park (Spanish […]

Rodeo Fun in Steamboat

Rodeo Fun in Steamboat

Want a taste of the Old West? There is nothing better than a good old-fashioned RODEO!  Our little cowboys had a fantastic time at the Steamboat Pro-Rodeo.  (Mom and Dad had a blast too!) The rodeo in Steamboat Springs is the most successful weekly rodeo in the […]

A Perfect Afternoon In The Mountains – Mt. Evans

A Perfect Afternoon In The Mountains – Mt. Evans

Only in town for a day? Want the ultimate Colorado afternoon in the mountains?  Head up to Mt. Evans, which is between Idaho Springs and Evergreen and only 38 miles from Denver. The last 15 miles will take the longest because it will be a series of switchbacks […]

Steamboat in Summer

Steamboat in Summer

Steamboat Springs is one of our family’s favorite places to visit in the summer. The best way to get there from the Front Range is via I-70 and heading north over Berthoud Pass to Winter Park.  It’s a ski town, but also has a wonderful Old West feel. Our family was in […]

10 ‘Must See’ Places in Colorado Springs

10 ‘Must See’ Places in Colorado Springs

Whether you’re a local looking for a “staycation” or Colorado is on your bucket list, Colorado Springs, just 90 minutes south of Denver, is brimming with incredible experiences that you can’t miss!  Depending on the time of year, here are some of our family’s favorites. Need […]

12 Things You Need to Know When Moving to Colorado

12 Things You Need to Know When Moving to Colorado

When you move to Colorado there are a few things that you’ll need to know: Altitude.  I know this seems simple, but you’d be surprised how much it affects you at first.  There is less oxygen.  You will feel tired much quicker and may even […]

The 7 Best Ranch Vacations in Colorado

The 7 Best Ranch Vacations in Colorado

When you think of the Old West, you think of cowboys. And in Colorado, the tradition of cowboys is still alive and strong!  Why not plan your next vacation at a dude ranch and channel your inner Billy Crystal ala City Slickers?  Here are some of […]

South Fork & Creede – A Southern CO Adventure

South Fork & Creede – A Southern CO Adventure

South Fork is a hidden gem in southern Colorado.  Located in Rio Grande County, it is great for camping, fly fishing and mountain adventures! We have been there in the past with friends at Big Meadows Reservoir, (which was beautiful for camping/hiking/fishing) but this time we stayed […]

Trail Ridge Road – Rocky Mountain National Park

Trail Ridge Road – Rocky Mountain National Park

Have you ever thought about making a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park?  Interested in driving the iconic “Trail Ridge Road?”  You should definitely check it out!  Here are some photos starting from the western edge of the park, in Grand Lake and over to […]

National Western Stock Show

National Western Stock Show

Every January is the National Western Stock Show, a Colorado tradition for 110 years. Denver is full of cowboys, ranchers and farmers who come to buy, sell or show their livestock.  Some come to ride in the rodeo or see the latest equipment in ranching. I […]

Tailgating & Skiing at A-Basin

Tailgating & Skiing at A-Basin

Ever think about tailgating with your family while skiing?  The best place to do this is The Beach at Arapahoe Basin.  It’s perfect – especially if you have young and/or inexperienced skiers with you.  Here’s what your day will look like if you decide to try out this […]