Zeppelin Station – Denver’s Hip New Food Hall

Denver’s River North neighborhood (RiNo) is starting to overflow across the train tracks onto Brighton boulevard. A new pedestrian bridge near the light rail’s 38th and Blake station now provides quick access to this previously undeveloped area. Abandoned warehouses have now been transformed into a unique 100,000-square-foot complex that houses 7 food vendors, 2 bars, […]

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7-Day Iceland Ring Road Trip Itinerary

Driving around Iceland is pretty simple because there’s only one road. Nicknamed the “Ring Road” – the famous route 1 thoroughfare runs all the way around the island and is considered one of the best road trip adventures in the world. If you’re wondering what can be accomplished in 7 days, check out this itinerary. […]

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The 5 Best Free Hot Springs in Iceland

Iceland is positioned in one of the most geothermal regions in the world. The movement of divergent tectonic plates beneath the island bring magma and heat closer to the surface. This energy combined with large amounts of water around the island creates hundreds of natural hot springs and geysers. I’ve put together this list of […]

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Kyoto: Highlights and Tips

Kyoto came closest to matching the picture of Japan I had painted in my head before visiting. It’s overflowing with ancient temples, shrines, palaces, and gardens. You can feed monkeys and explore a bamboo forest in the same day! Finish every day with some world-class Ramen and you’ve got the perfect vacation. Once the capital […]

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Blacktop Coffee (Los Angeles, CA)

Situated in the heart of the DTLA Arts District, Blacktop Coffee is a great place to stop while exploring the unique scene. The cousins behind Wurstküche (one of my favorite LA restaurants) teamed up with Handsome Coffee Roasters to create this chic coffee bar. It’s constructed with top of the line equipment and well trained […]

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Hiking The Narrows (Zion National Park)

Hiking The Narrows in Zion National Park had been a dream of mine for many years. I was entranced by pictures of the soaring 100+ foot sandstone walls carved away by the powerful Virgin River. The 16-mile “Top-Down” trek through the canyon can be done in one day, but the majority of hikers will choose […]

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Recreational Coffee (Long Beach, CA)

While visiting some friends in Newport Beach, CA we decided to stay in Long Beach at a boutique hotel called The Varden. After a late flight in the night before, our first objective in the morning was to get a tasty cup of craft coffee. We stumbled upon Recreational Coffee while walking around the Promenade […]

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Tokyo: First Timer’s Travel Guide

A trip to Japan is like stepping through a portal into the future. You’ll find yourself zooming around on high-speed bullet trains, ordering dinner using vibrant touch screen kiosks, and weaving through an endless sea of neon lighting. Not to mention the electric toilets. There’s so much to see and do that it’s easy to […]

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