Red Rocks Park is just 10 miles outside the city center of Denver, Colorado. These iconic red sandstone structures are home to an outdoor amphitheater that dates back to the 1940s and several hiking trails. The jagged configuration of rocks is known as a fountain formation. It’s believed to be between 290 and 340 million years old. The rocks themselves are red because the iron oxide they are made of has “rusted” or oxidized with exposure to the elements.
The second stop on my Denver 30th birthday road trip was Golden, Colorado. What an awesome little town! Most would say it’s known for being the home to Coors, but I’ll stick it to the Poor-Tasting-Beer-Man and tell you that it’s home to the sweet little brewery that proudly heralds the honor of being the 2nd biggest brewery in Golden–Golden City Brewery. The main street in the middle of this tiny western town is full of life and character. There’s […]
Spain is such a beautiful and distinct country. It’s beautiful and dirty and covered in graffiti and good food. Although I was only there for a few days, I can’t wait to get back. It’s definitely the place to travel to with friends because it’s so chill. We all shared a really great Airbnb, with a great location. It had a shared rooftop with a hot tub and couches. This space was perfect for enjoying a bottle of wine and some […]
A New Orleans wedding is something everyone should experience. Last weekend, a dear friend got married in the St. Louis Cathedral in the middle of The French Quarter. It was beyond beautiful. Right after the ceremony, we all gathered in the streets paraded to the reception venue, The Riverview Room, with a marching band and police escort. Check out the video at the bottom of the post to see what I’m talking about. Here are a few suggestions of things to […]
Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Chicago anymore. That’s right, folks. I made the move to Kansas City, MO. So far it’s been a blast with all the concerts, bike rides, breweries, farmers’ markets, and First Fridays. Get a feel for this mid-sized city as you scroll through the photos below. And if you’re already familiar with the area, give me tips on what to do there next. Cheers!
Over the delightfully, yet disconcertingly warm Presidents’ Day weekend, I took a homemade and not entirely extensive cultural tour of the windy city. It started off in Chinatown, wound around Pilsen (a colorful Hispanic neighborhood nearby), downed a few German brewed pints, and ended up smack dab in the middle of what most consider highly American–a monster truck rally. If you’re looking to add some spice while in Chicago, here are a few ideas for ya, starting in the south […]
If you have 24 hours to kill in Miami, here’s a few suggestions around South Beach: Take a dip in the ocean along the 4 miles of beach. Kill two birds with one stone, grab brunch and watch a drag show at the same time at The Palace. Stroll along Ocean Drive to take in the weirdness and the entertainers. We stopped in at Ocean’s Ten and really enjoyed the band. They only have 2 stars on yelp, but it really […]
Just south of the tiny German town, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, stands the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains, at 9,718 feet above sea level. Zugspitze was most likely derived from the German word zugbahnen meaning avalanche paths. You can hike to the top or take a cable car. (I bet you can guess which one I did.) Once you’ve reached the peak, there are a few places to eat and drink. Don’t be a fool and forget a good pair of pants. Despite the warm weather down […]
Near the sweet little town of Garmisch Partenkirchen lies the Partnach Gorge, carved by a mountain river. It’s over 2,000 feet long and up to 260 feet deep. A winding foot path leads you along the side of the rushing waters, through caves and carved rock. It’s the kind of overwhelming nature that makes you feel 3 inches tall (which I think is a healthy thing to feel every once in a while to put humans in their proper place).