Tips for Getting the Most Out of The Great American Beer Festival—A Mile High Must-Do

The 38th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) took place October 3–5, 2019 in the Colorado Convention Center located in downtown Denver. More than just a festival, GABF is also a competition. This year, over 800 breweries were in attendance and 4,000 beers were featured—the largest collection of U.S. beer from breweries competing to be [...]

This is My Forgiveness Letter—Why You Should Write One Too

Today is Yom Kippur and I've heard “I’m sorry” from so many people. But not from anyone who has hurt me deeply. And now that I think about it no one who has hurt me deeply has ever really apologized, ever. Receiving an apology can be as cathartic and healing as providing one. For some, [...]

Five Favorite Close-to–Santa Fe Hikes

There's a reason crowds of tourists and outdoor enthusiasts flock to New Mexico—specifically Santa Fe—during the summer. Santa Fe is the perfect place to visit if you're interested in exploring picturesque desert landscapes and taking on the spectacular hiking trails of northern New Mexico. Here is a list of my top five favorite hikes located [...]

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Hiking Hanging Lake

Most Coloradans recognize the photo above. Hint: it’s the famous Hanging Lake—Colorado’s most-photographed natural beauty. If you ever plan on visiting Colorado, it’s a must-see. Sitting on the shelf of a cliffside, the green-blue lake is filled with water falling further up the mountain. It’s unlike anything most people have seen—a natural phenomenon. So if [...]

Most-Photographed Colorado Mountains: Maroon Bells

Located just minutes outside of Aspen, Colorado, the Maroon Bells are widely known as the most-photographed mountains in Colorado (arguably North America). Set behind the beautiful Maroon Lake, the Maroon Bells are comprised of red mudstone. While this deep red clay and mud is easy to distinguish, the soft and crumbly material proves difficult for [...]

Five Ways to Take Your Yoga Practice Outside This Summer

Today, June 21, 2019, we celebrate the summer solstice—the longest day of the year. For the past few years, June 21 has marked another important day: the International Day of Yoga. So this year, to kick off the official start to summer (my favorite season) and the International Day of Yoga (my favorite practice), I [...]

See the Best of the Big D—Dallas That Is

As a previous Coloradan and current New Mexican, I have met my fair share of Texans—mainly because they all come to mountains of Colorado and deserts of New Mexico to vacation. Most of them swear Texas is the best place to live. In college, my best friend talked endlessly about her hometown of Houston until [...]