Category: Outdoor Adventures

Ideas and tips for outdoor adventures in North America and beyond. Hiking, biking, off-roading, scuba, and more! From activities for nature lovers to adrenaline junkies.


5 Tips for an Unforgettable Hot Air Balloon Experience

5 Tips for an Unforgettable Hot Air Balloon Experience

Are you thinking about taking your first hot air balloon ride? As a surprise for his 30th birthday, I took Buddy on a hot air balloon experience for the first time and it was amazing. We got there at the crack of dawn excited for a new adventure, and somewhat unsure... Read more
5 First-Time 14er Fails – Hiking Mt. Bierstadt

5 First-Time 14er Fails – Hiking Mt. Bierstadt

In 2014, I climbed my very first 14er, by hiking Mt. Bierstadt, one of the easiest 14ers. For you non-Coloradans, that's a mountain peak with a summit above 14,000 feet! As I reminisce on that awesome, challenging and emotional experience, I can't help but laugh... Read more
3 Easy Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

3 Easy Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

When you drive into beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park it can be a bit overwhelming, especially for first-timers. With scenic vistas at every turn and wildlife galore, there are so many amazing options! Where should you begin? These three easy hikes in Rocky... Read more
To Colorado, With Love (Why We Moved)

To Colorado, With Love (Why We Moved)

It seems like everyone in this gorgeous state has an interesting story behind how they ended up moving to Colorado. But our cross-country move was more of an epic love story than well-executed plan. We fell in love with Colorado in May of 2011. It happened quickly and... Read more