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22 Unique Things to Do in Denver Colorado From a Local

March 29, 2023 16 Comments »

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Since moving here, I’ve discovered so many unique and fun things to do in Denver every day. This isn’t your normal best-of list (no AI here!); you’ll find things that aren’t listed on any other list of Denver activities. I don’t like to follow the crowd – and giving you a list of things to […]

Istanbul Neighborhoods: How to Choose Where to Stay?

June 16, 2022 55 Comments »

In a city of 13 million people covering 2000 square miles, how do you know where to begin? Istanbul is one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean and it is easily the largest city in Turkey. It’s been growing since the 1950s when migrants from Anatolia flocked to the city in search of economic […]

Where to Find the Best Patios in Denver – Go to Arvada

June 2, 2022 2 Comments »

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It’s summer! Do you feel it…the pull to be outside as much as we can? In Denver Colorado where we have sun 300 days a year (our best-kept not-so-secret), it’s the perfect region for outdoor dining, drinking, games, markets, and events. The front range comes alive as restaurants and bars sweep off their patios, and […]

Where to Find the Best Cocktails in Quito

February 24, 2022 1 Comment »

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Art comes in many forms, but I hadn’t considered one of those forms in a cocktail. And I certainly hadn’t expected to find an accomplished mixology artist in Quito Ecuador. But sometimes the best experiences are when you least expect it. After a long day of touring around Quito, I sat down for a cocktail […]

Things to do in Nova Scotia as you Road Trip Across the Province

August 16, 2021 43 Comments »

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Scenic routes, coastal access, the Bay of Fundy, and delicious seafood are just a few of the offerings that inspire people to travel to Nova Scotia. Throw in the adorable seaside towns and the abundance of hands-on experiences and things to do in Nova Scotia – and you’ve got an incredible vacation destination. When it […]

9 Surprises in Olde Town Arvada

July 8, 2021 8 Comments »

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The train doors opened up, I stepped off, and suddenly I was transported back in time. I had left the big towering buildings of Denver with crowds of people bustling around and arrived in historic Olde Town Arvada. My time machine only took 20 minutes! The first thing I noticed was the welcoming old-timey water […]

My Noom Success Story & 2023 Updates

June 1, 2021 25 Comments »

Noom success story

My Noom success story started in early 2021 when I successfully lost 35 pounds. I’ve been able to keep it off and it’s now 2023. However Noom is constantly making improvements to their program, so I continue to use the app just to see the latest changes and to update this post with the most […]