All posts tagged Colorado

Grand Teton Park

My Upcoming 2017 Travel Plans

I’ve been depriving myself of travel lately. You know when you go on a diet and you say you can’t have chocolate anymore? And then you find a chocolate bar […]

A highway in Central Oregon.

The Other Side of Fear: What’s Next?

I recently read my writing out loud, to a crowd of people, in a room more suited for an Italian orchestra than a Master of Arts Thesis Reading. I stood […]

Guest Post: Learn a New Sport While Traveling

This post is brought to you in collaboration with one of our partners. I strive to only publish quality content from contributors, and will not publish anything I don’t agree with […]

Lake Agnes, Colorado

9 Things To Do in Northern Colorado with Photos

With the change of every season, I get a rush of excitement. While others mourn the loss of sunny days and warm weather, I try to stay positive about the […]

climbing colorado

My New Affinity for Rock Climbing

The first rock I ever climbed was as tall as some of Bangkok’s skyscrapers, a limestone pillar jutting out of Thailand’s western shore, overlooking the turquoise sea. I was playing […]

Road Tripping

I Suck at Quitting: A Road Trip to Oregon

Like a bad habit I can’t quit, I’m headed home for harvest once again. I believe I began getting paid for field work when I was eight years old, which […]

whitewater rafting Colorado

Why I’m Not a 20-Year-Old Boy: On Quitting Rafting

On Quitting Rafting Remember how excited I was to be a whitewater raft guide this summer? Yeah, me too. But those days are no longer. I admit I struggled during […]

View from Mount Bierstadt

I Successfully Hiked My First of Colorado’s Fourteeners!

I Hiked My First Colorado Fourteener! Hiking a mountain of 14,000 feet in elevation seems to be something of a rite of passage for those who live in Colorado. These […]

Colorado Whitewater Rafting

Training to be a Colorado Whitewater Rafting Guide: Am I Cut Out for This?

Picture yourself on a large, yellow raft, heading straight for a rock jutting out of the high flowing water, at the very top of a small rapid. You’re the guide […]

Steamboat Springs Colorado

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

I handed my pass to the ticket checker and promptly heard, “Mt. Bachelor?” Oh, I must have grabbed my old pass. I dug out the new one (for mountains actually […]

Kansas City

Kansas City BBQ…in Missouri

In the past few days, I finished my first semester of graduate school (WAHOO!) and I’ve crossed two new state borders: Kansas and Missouri. The country songs that talk about […]

Colorado State University

7 Differences Between American Graduate and Undergraduate School

I’m in week 12 of a 16-week semester, which means I’ve lived in Fort Collins, Colorado for just over three months. In ways, the time has passed faster than I […]

Elk in Yellowstone National Park

Road Trip America: Oregon to Colorado

I’ve seen quite a lot of Western America in the last two weeks. In fact, I’ve traveled over 1,500 miles by car and by raft, in what started as a […]

The Traveler’s Itch: Next Stop, India.

It’s been years since I first experienced it. My first overseas trip was for a study abroad opportunity in college. I went to Oviedo, Spain (in Asturias, near the northern […]

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