Coloradans who are into cycling are pretty spoiled for choice. We have thousands of miles of mountain highways and bikeways to crush, and all sorts of supported rides to join. The Courage Classic to benefit Children’s Hospital is the nearest and dearest to me. Here are a few reasons I revisited it this past summer and hope to make it a yearly tradition.
In case you’re considering the Raggamuffin three-day tour, I’ll lift some of the mystique. When we arrived at the briefing the evening beforehand on Caye Caulker, we were issued a one-page handout with information. “This would have been useful when planning,” I thought. So here is my own version of things to know before boarding the Raggamuffin sailboat.
In late 2016, I applied for a gig at the Colorado Tourism Office called CHAMP. It’s all about connecting travel trade professionals with promising new rural tourism initiatives here in the Centennial State. Since I’d just moved back to my hometown and I knew I’d be sticking around for awhile, it sounded like a great […]
This past spring, I bought a house in Denver and started nesting so hard. Then summer came, and I had an idea. I decided to list my cute little nest as a vacation rental and fly the coop while guests stayed there. Four months later, I’ve hosted over 25 bookings and more guests than I’ve […]
A couple months ago, I got an email from a guy named Gary. “I came across your website and thought you might be interested in creating a location-aware audio story in Denver for VoiceMap.” I was intrigued. Now that I’m rooting down in Denver for a while, it struck me as a great way to […]
My friend Alex is an outdoor travel designer. As a hobby, that is, but I think he could definitely start charging for his services. I’ve been on his amazing trips before, including a four-day backpacking trip through Rocky Mountain National Park and and a “spring break” trip to Utah and its southern national parks.
I was done traveling. By the time I got back to Denver in December after a year and a half of open-ended travel, the last thing I wanted to do was plan another trip. I just wanted to be home and see family. Fast forward to now. I bought a house, found a “real” location-based job, and fully subscribed to American life — Amazon Prime membership and all.
The November-December 2016 session of my Tourism and Development course was a success. Together with an impressive group of adult learners pursuing their Sustainable Community Development Certificate through CSU and Village Earth, we took a critical look at the tourism phenomenon and its explosive impact on the world.