Travels

13
Aug

Encountering Engineer Pass in Colorado

While spending some time in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, we really wanted to drive at least one alpine mountain pass. Within the San Juan Range, there are dozens of point-to-point, out-and-back, and loop high-alpine passes, each boasting sweeping, vast views of the San Juan Mountains and valleys below. On all of these trails, it is recommended to only

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13
Aug

Day Trip to Dog-Friendly Telluride, Colorado

While visiting the town of Montrose, Colorado, we took a day trip to the lovely town of Telluride, located amongst the San Juan Mountains, in the Uncompahgre National Forest. The drive there was about an hour-and-a-half and was full of gorgeous, mountainous views. When we eventually pulled into Telluride, we couldn’t wait to explore this little town that we had

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13
Aug

Montrose, Colorado: Mountains, Canyons, Rivers, Wine, AND a National Park

After unexpectedly leaving Silverton, Colorado, earlier than planned, we headed towards our next planned destination of Montrose, Colorado. We mainly planned to visit Montrose to see Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, but we ended up taking a whole bunch of day trips to various nearby cities and areas. It turns out that the Montrose area is an excellent

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20
Jul

Fourth of July in Silverton, Colorado

After a nice stay in Durango, Colorado, we ventured further into the San Juan National Forest, stopping in a quaint little mountain town called Silverton. The drive from Durango to Silverton was only a little over an hour long, but with a name like “Million Dollar Highway,” we knew it was going to be truly magnificent. It did not disappoint,

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3
Jul

Discovering Durango, Colorado

Our second stop in Colorful Colorado was in the little town of Durango, located in the state’s southwestern-most corner. A few weeks prior to visiting this lovely area, a wildfire broke out nearby, and the entire surrounding national forest was subsequently closed. Due to this unfortunate event, we were sure we would end up missing this stop and seeing this

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1
Jul

A Tarry in Taos, New Mexico

A few hours Northeast of Santa Fe and nestled amongst the Sangre de Cristo Mountains lies Taos, a quirky little town with an interesting history and a thriving art scene. We spent our last week in New Mexico boondocking in the Carson National Forest, right outside of Taos, and this was by far our favorite stop in New Mexico. Considering

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24
Jun

Seeing Santa Fe, New Mexico

In Northern New Mexico lies the state’s capitol, Santa Fe. While it is the second largest city in New Mexico, it is much smaller than its southern neighbor, Albuquerque. However, this does not detract from the variety of fun activities, interesting museums, and good eats that this city has to offer. Of all the places we visited in New Mexico,

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13
Jun

Breaking Bad Tour in Albuquerque

It’s no secret that I am a sucker for a good TV drama. And while I have seen many that I have thoroughly enjoyed, my all-time favorite show is actually the first show I ever binge-watched on Netflix, Breaking Bad. If you haven’t yet seen this acclaimed show, I highly recommend you drop whatever you’re doing and watch all fifty

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12
Jun

8 Things To Do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

About an hour south of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s capital, and due west of Cibola National Forest and the gorgeous Sandia Mountains lies Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico. But what comes to mind when one thinks of the city of Albuquerque? The initial thought may be, “how do I even say that?” but once pronunciation is determined, most

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15
May

Witnessing White Sands National Monument

After our second stay in Phoenix, we were so ready to get out of Arizona and experience a new state. We booked it east to New Mexico, where we met our good friend Abigail for a three-day exploration of White Sands National Monument and the surrounding area of Southern New Mexico. Here, pristine white sands were formed into tall dunes

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