Category: Travel Stories

Travel stories & ideas for adventures near and far – road trips, weekend getaways, budget trips and epic vacations.


Driving Up Pikes Peak vs. the Cog Railway

Driving Up Pikes Peak vs. the Cog Railway

2022 Update: The Cog Railway just recently underwent renovations and has re-opened after a long pause in operations. There are now new trains, as well as a new track, depot, and Pikes Peak Visitor Center. Tickets are now $58+ for an adult (up $20 from their pricing... Read more
Top 5 Things to Do with Friends Visiting Colorado

Top 5 Things to Do with Friends Visiting Colorado

Coloradans often take all of the awesome views, activities, food, and brews available to us for granted. So. sometimes it is hard to decide where to visit in with friends visiting Colorado from out of town. However, with the right plan, it is the perfect... Read more
Staying at Mountain Home Inn Outside San Francisco

Staying at Mountain Home Inn Outside San Francisco

Staying at Mountain Home Inn, the perfect weekend getaway from San Francisco, was something out of a dream. As we drove across the Golden Gate Bridge away from the insanity of the city and toward our peaceful escape for the night, the stillness of the fog-covered... Read more
10 Photos to Inspire a Walk in Muir Woods

10 Photos to Inspire a Walk in Muir Woods

When you walk into Muir Woods, it feels like you are getting a GIANT HUG from nature. The redwood trees tower over you while the lush foliage seems to move closer around you, and the stream whispers soothing songs of peace. It is enough to turn anyone into a... Read more
5 Trip Ideas to Help Promote Happy Married Life

5 Trip Ideas to Help Promote Happy Married Life

I used to think that “falling out of love” was some kind of mysterious disease that destroyed half of all marriages without warning. Now, after more than five years of marriage, I can confidently call B.S. I'm no official expert on happy married life. But... Read more
Staying in Yosemite Valley Lodge

Staying in Yosemite Valley Lodge

You go to Yosemite for the views, the hiking and the peaceful majesty of the outdoors. Why wouldn't you stay in the middle of all the action? Luckily, staying in Yosemite Valley Lodge puts you right in the middle of all the top attractions in Yosemite National Park.... Read more
5 Reasons to Visit Yosemite in Spring

5 Reasons to Visit Yosemite in Spring

Have you seen the pictures of Yosemite on Instagram lately? Well, I can't seem to escape them… and it led to planning a last-minute weekend getaway to California to experience the beauty of Yosemite in April for ourselves! Yosemite in spring time is a sight to... Read more
Barr Lake State Park: It’s for the Birds

Barr Lake State Park: It’s for the Birds

Like many places in Colorado, Barr Lake State Park is a great place to visit during any season. And it is the perfect place for bird watching in Colorado! Just a short drive northeast of Denver, this state park has a variety of trails and many great bird viewing... Read more
Teller Farms Trail Near Boulder: Weekday Escape

Teller Farms Trail Near Boulder: Weekday Escape

Sometimes (most of the time) around mid-day I have an uncontrollable need to feel a trail beneath my feet and the sun on my skin. Luckily, there are dozens of trails near my office to help me get my Vitamin-D fix. One of my favorites is the Teller Farms Trail in... Read more
5 Can’t-Miss Animal Encounters Near Denver

5 Can’t-Miss Animal Encounters Near Denver

Spending time around animals – whether wild or domesticated – is a definite mood booster and can even be therapeutic. Luckily, there are some truly amazing places in and around Denver where you can spend an afternoon watching all the hilarious and unique... Read more