Gorgeous meadows + views hiking Bluebell Baird + Meadow Trails in Chautauqua Park, in Boulder, Colorado

Welcome to the third, final part of my Chautauqua Park hiking adventures! If you’re new, welcome! I’ve been writing about the incredible hikes that I recently went on in Chautauqua Park, near Boulder, Colorado. I’ve written about Chautauqua Trail and Flatirons Loop in previous posts, but this one is all about the Bluebell-Baird and Meadows…

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Climbing boulders with beautiful vistas hiking Flatirons Loop in Chautauqua Park, in Boulder, Colorado

I recently wrote about an incredible hike in Chautauqua Park that went on near Boulder, Colorado: Chautauqua Trail. This was the first time that I’d taken a hike in Colorado and it did not disappoint! This blog post is kind of a continuation of that hike because after I completed the first half of the…

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Steep inclines + city views on Chautauqua Trail in Chautauqua Park, in Boulder, Colorado

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you would know that I’ve never really spent any extended amount of time in Colorado – although it’s been on my bucket list! So, on a recent work trip in Colorado, I spent a day hiking in a nearby park: Chautauqua Park. Chautauqua Park is located just…

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A Rejuvenating Weekend in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona

Pinetop, Arizona, is the mountain oasis that you never knew existed in Southern Arizona. Pinetop, also known as Pintop-Lakeside, is located about 200 miles north of Tucson, Ariz., close to the New Mexico-Arizona border and part of the Tonto National Forest. It’s a lesser known mountain town in Arizona, with a population of about 4,500…

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Getting outside at Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park, in Jacksonville, Florida

Need a quick and nearby escape into the woods in the heart of the city? Look no further! Located on the west side of Jacksonville, near the naval air base, is the Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park. Managed by the City of Jacksonville, this local park boasts an interesting history and quite pretty landscape. From…

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Exploring Penn Quarter + Chinatown in Washington, D.C.

Back when I lived in Washington D.C., I explored Penn Quarter and Chinatown, which is a unique little part of Washington D.C., tied into Gallery Place. When visiting Chinatown, it’s quite a long walk from the National Mall, so it is probably best to ride the metro. There are several streets to walk down with…

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Learning about Jax Natural History at the Museum of Science + History (MOSH), in Jacksonville, Florida

Located near the heart of downtown Jacksonville is the Museum of Science and History, or MOSH as it’s more affectionately known. I’d been meaning to go to MOSH ever since I first moved to Jacksonville (or Jax) ever since I moved here nearly 2 years ago because I’m a huge fan of museums, especially science…

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The Forgotten Moonscape Crater Fields of the Apollo Program, in Flagstaff, Arizona

Did you know that just north of Flagstaff, Arizona, you can find a forgotten field filled with manmade craters that astronauts used to train for spacewalks during the Apollo program? It’s true! The Cinder Lakes crater field is a recreated moonscape that was made by the Astrogeology Research Program in collaboration with scientists from the…

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