For a truly unique destination, look no further than the Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Colorado. Walking amongst it’s colorful clays and Mars-like topography, you’ll feel transported to another planet.
The Paint Mines are off the beaten path, but the perfect place for a day trip from Colorado Springs or Denver. This hidden gem is often overshadowed by locations in more populous or highly trafficked parts of the state, but the natural wonders of the Paint Mines are sure to impress.
Leave it to the Paint Mines to remind you of exactly why Colorado is nicknamed “Colorful Colorado.”
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For outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, the Olympic Peninsula (“the OP”) is a bucket list trip that must be checked. In one road trip loop, the Olympic Peninsula offers the best mix of spectacular mountains, lush forests, and the wild Pacific Coastline. Despite its high precipitation and near constant humidity, the Pacific Northwest is sure to cast its love spell on you and almost make you never want to leave.
The Olympic Peninsula is the wide peninsula in the northwest portion of Washington State, just across the Puget Sound from Seattle. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north, and the Hood Canal on the East. The Olympic Peninsula is home to Olympic National Park and the Olympic Mountains.
A road trip around this most northwestern part of the contiguous United States is the best way to see some of the very best of the natural beauty the Pacific Northwest (“the PNW”) has to offer. As Olympians go, this trip is sure to be a winner.
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After being largely homebound for much of the past year due to COVID, many of us are looking to get out of the house and get a change of scenery. We want to get out of town and enjoy a summer getaway.
Despite this hankering for adventure, some people are hesitant to take the trip with concerns about safety or about encountering severe travel restrictions during their vacation. People are wondering if they should even bother traveling during their summer vacation time.
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When you think of Colorado, you think Rocky Mountains, right? What about Colorado’s own “Grand Canyon”? What about boarding or sledding… down massive dunes of sand? Or, what about cliff dwellings from Pueblo people that are over 700 years old?
Colorado’s mountains are great. Don’t get me wrong. But Colorado has so much more to offer than just its spectacular mountains.
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One thing friends always ask after we take a trip is “How did Brynn do on the plane?” My answer is always the same “She did great!”
With one exception… There has to one exception, right? My daughter loves flying primarily because she knows she gets unfettered use of her iPad and practically unlimited snacks. One flight, a long, long time ago, she was overly tired and needed a nap. But, she didn’t want one. Typical kid FOMO. Mom and dad were arguing about whether to keep the peace and just let her continue to watch her iPad even though she was exhausted (dad’s choice) or to let her cry herself to sleep for a few minutes even though it would disrupt other passengers (mom’s choice). I don’t even remember the outcome, but I remember the stress.
Having a kid on a plane is stressful. But, that stress is manageable with a little preparation.
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It’s been years, literally years, that I’ve been kicking around the idea of doing a travel blog.
All my insecurities held me back from taking the plunge. I don’t know how to create a website. I wouldn’t even know where to start. What would I even write about? I’m not special enough for people to follow me. Do we even travel enough to have a travel blog?
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