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 […]
This is a collaborative post written by select content publishing parters. Image Traveling around the world can open your eyes to so many things – different cultures, new experiences and unique ways of living. Yet there will always be a place in your heart for home. There are towns and cities all over the world […]
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 […]
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.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the relationship between family, livelihood, purpose, and travel. Sometimes all four seem to get along, but more often they’ve been clashing like rival siblings on a long car trip. I’m a little adrift in uncertainty right now, making decisions about where I want to be and what I want to be doing. I turned to my family for some insight about my nomadism.
Dear Colorado — my backyard, my habitat, my home, This is not the first time I’ve sat down with a heartful to write about you. I’ve penned my praises before. You already know what I love most. It’s the summits of your 14ers, your natural hot springs, your miles of mountain highway on road bike, your […]
Coloradoans love measuring altitude. We all know how many feet are in a mile (5,280), which is the elevation of Denver, the capital. Another benchmark is 14,000 feet, since Colorado is home to 53 peaks that reach 14,000 feet or higher. These peaks have special “14er” status, and climbing a 14er is a Centennial State rite of passage. I’m a latecomer to hiking and mountaineering in Colorado. My first 14er happened in the summer of 2012, when I put world travel on hold to spend some time in my home state. Now, a year and a half later, I’ve reached the peaks of fourteen 14ers.
T – 14 days until I take on the biggest physical challenge in my life so far. I’ll be riding across the state of Colorado from Fort Collins to Durango in eight days along with a group of six others. We’re organizing BABRAC – Beer and Bicycle Ride Across Colorado – and we’re hoping to make this a yearly thing.
Q. How many miles a day, on average, will you cover?
A: Average 59 miles a day, for a total of 470 miles covered. Total elevation gain will be 17,470 feet