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When in doubt, camping is the answer

As the summer heat set in over the high desert, we took to the lakes of Northern New Mexico. Abiquiu Lake - a gorgeous man-made reservoir - is perfect for boating, fishing, kayaking, and my personal favorite, paddle boarding. We decided to drive out to the lake, pitch a tent, savor the sunset, and disconnect. [...]


Memorial Day weekend at Crawford Lake

Every year, Jake's family goes to Crawford Lake for Memorial Day weekend. Every May, without fail, his parents, brother and family including the in laws, and even family friends come out for a three day weekend campout along the lake. Having never had roots or many lasting traditions, the idea of retreating to the same [...]

Diving into the deepest hot springs in the world

North of New Mexico, 30 miles into Colorado is a beautiful small Colorado town called Pagosa Springs. Bragging the deepest geothermal hot springs in the world, Pagosa Springs was a must visit for us hot springs fanatics. So on Jake’s 24th birthday, we made our way back to Colorado for the first time since moving [...]

The sacred Ojo Caliente hotsprings

The new year brought us an amazing opportunity. Jake got a new job, which moved us to none other than beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico! As with any big move, there is a lot of steps in between: packing, finding a new apartment, saying all of the goodbyes, then there's the physical driving, and finally unpacking [...]

The majesty of Steamboat Springs

While most people head into the mountains during ski and snowboard season to hit the slopes, I like to spend my time in the mountains during the off-season. Not only are the roads less treacherous but they are also less crowded. So before ski season starts up, Jake and I made one last trip into [...]

For the sake of chili and beer

Those who know me well know I love chili and one of my favorite BEvERages is beer. So obviously I would travel four hours to the 19th annual Chili & Beer Festival. The best part, it is at the base of Mt. Crested Butte. Guaranteed gorgeous views. The festival opened its doors at 11:30 AM [...]