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 [...]

“Secret” Hot Springs of Los Alamos

While Instagram is a great way to learn about new places to travel to, some places aren't on the Instagram radar quite yet. And while it may be a little harder to get to these places, it also means they are not yet swarming with influencers looking for the next best Instagram pic. Jake had [...]

Colorado’s Best Festival is All About Chili & Beer

If you don't know about it yet, you soon will because the annual Chili & Beer Festival is one of Colorado's best summer festivals. Mainly because it is located at the base of Mt. Crested Butte—guaranteed gorgeous views. The festival opened its doors at 11:30 a.m. so chili lovers could get in early. Beer was served [...]

How to Hike to Devil’s Head Fire Lookout

There are so many beautiful places to visit in Colorado, especially in the summer. From gorgeous lakes to stunning mountain views, Colorado has quite the reputation. This is just one of the reasons I chose to study geology at the Colorado School of Mines. What better place to study geologic processes than a place that [...]

Colorado Fourth of July: Camping, Hiking & Lake Life

The best part of Colorado: there's an abundance of trails to hike, unique locations to camp, and spectacular lakes to enjoy. And you can find all three of the above in just about any mountain town, which is exactly why we decided on a long Fourth of July weekend in the mountains—Gunnison, Colorado. Unfortunately, many [...]