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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best Pumpkin Patches in Boulder County

Best Pumpkin Patches in Boulder County

Are you looking for the perfect setting to take a fall photo with your kiddos?  Maybe you kids want to pet a goat or see an antique tractor? Want to teach your kids how to make a pumpkin pie from an actual pumpkin instead of can?  Do […]

Fall Hike Close to Denver

Fall Hike Close to Denver

Colorado is famous for it’s beautiful aspen trees. When they turn gold in the fall it’s breathtaking.  One of the things us locals love to do is take a hike to enjoy the golden leaves and cool mountain air. This weekend my family took an afternoon hike up to […]

Flagstaff Mountain Hike – Boulder

Flagstaff Mountain Hike – Boulder

Looking for an easy hike for the entire family close to the city?  Head to Flagstaff Mountain on the western edge Boulder.  It tends to be crowded due to it’s proximity to the Flatirons, the iconic mountains the Boulder is famous for.  Keep driving past […]

Colorado Train Museum

Colorado Train Museum

Our family had a fantastic day discovering the state’s rich railroad history at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. A great time to go is when they are doing their “Day Out With Thomas.”  It was magical from the moment we heard the whistle echo through the air of […]

Hiking the Boulder Flatirons

Hiking the Boulder Flatirons

When you think of Boulder, Colorado you think of hiking the Flatirons.  These are the sharp rocks sticking out of the foothills overlooking town.  The quintessential hike to take in Boulder is at Chautauqua Park – which is not your everyday city park! Just because it’s a bit […]

Favorite Places in Estes Park

Favorite Places in Estes Park

Estes Park, the eastern entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, is only 36 miles from Boulder.  If you are planning  a trip to Colorado make sure that Estes Park is on your list! Let me share some of my family’s favorite things about our backyard mountain […]