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Posts Tagged With ‘ traveling ’

 

Are the Flatirons Remnants of Ancient Beaches?

January 5th, 2018

You will learn how Boulder’s iconic Flatirons formed. Turns out, Boulder was once beachfront property. The Flatirons are Boulder’s favorite portion of the Fountain Formation, a geological formation of mostly red sandstone. This sandstone, more appropriately called “arkose” gets its color from the pinkish feldspar contained it it. This red rock makes up the Red Rocks of Morrison and the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. The Fountain Formation stretches from Colorado Springs all the way to Wyoming. The reddish color is due to the concentration of feldspar in the sandstone,... Read More

Meet Carlos Alvarez-Aranyos

December 1st, 2017

Meet Carlos Alvarez-Aranyos.  Carlos is a local business owner, world explorer, and entrepreneur.  Carlos is originally from the Dominican Republic but is truly a citizen of the world. Carlos has traveled all over the world and could be in the running for the next “Most Interesting Man in the World.”  Some of Carlos’ adventures include a motorcycle ride to the Arctic Circle, serving as a judge for a Miss USA contest, and a trek across India in a rickshaw.  He has held jobs working for the U.S. Department of Defense under the Obama administration, and that’s just scratching... Read More

Flash Mountain Band, Classic Peter Pan, and of course the Pearl St Arts Fest

July 10th, 2017

This week check out the rich harmonies and psychedelic rock sounds of Flash Mountain Flood and Kind Hearted Strangers; get in touch with your adventurous side and hop on one of the many trails at Chautauqua and Settler’s Park. Boulder is busy this week with perfect and endless summer activities, events, and local favorites. With a slow start to the week, check out some of the highlights for later this week here. Wednesday 7/12 Relax, the weekend is almost here; in the meantime why not spend the evening at Chautauqua’s viewing of the 1924 version of Peter Pan? Beginning at 7:30pm until 9:30pm,... Read More

Faces of Boulder-Pic of the Day!

May 7th, 2017

Meet Rachel Walker!  Walker grew up in Colorado Springs, went to college in Vermont, and is now back in Boulder. Her freelance and journalism work has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers across the nation! Walker loves running, mountain biking and skiing. “I hate driving,” Walker says, “I bike as much as I can.  I have biked over 900 miles since September.” Walker also recently contributed an essay to the book, “Tales From Another Mother Runner.” Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to be the Face of the Day, Rachel!  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

April 2nd, 2017

Meet Andrew and Stephanie! They were in town visiting from Riverside, California in order to attend Stephanie’s brother’s wedding this weekend!  Excited to be in Boulder, these two spent their Tuesday afternoon creating their first rock sculptures in Boulder Creek.  I’d say they look like native Boulderites!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 31st, 2017

Mike and Laura’s love story began a few years ago after he walked from California to Florida. It took him two and a half months, but it was worth it. He met her walking her dog in a park. “She was totally out of my league,” he told me with a beaming smile, but they finally talked.”It’s the first time I’ve put roots down anywhere.” Now, they’re traveling together across the US. He brought her here because it’s one of his favorite spots. “I hope it stays this warm,” she said. “I really love the people here. I’d love to stay.”  Read More

Slow

January 30th, 2017

Today marks one week that I have been laid up with injury. The days have crept by slowly, and the nights have felt interminable, hours seeping through the air like the languid flow of blood beneath my wounds. At its worst, my own pulse was a scream in the quiet dark. This fragility of body is something that I have not felt in quite some time – the last eighteen months have seen me at my peak. Having never been athletic before, at least not passionately so, since beginning to climb I have seen positive transformations in myself that I never thought I would witness. I have never felt so strong,... Read More

Ghosts, Galas, and Gatsby?– The Hotel Boulderado is the one-stop-shop for all three

January 19th, 2017

I love this place. Not only for its colorful amalgamation of Colorado and Boulder (I see what you did there), nor for it’s weird synesthesia-effect of bringing to mind old  Eagles hits, but because it’s been around for over one hundred years, and that’s pretty frickin’ cool. I’ve bypassed the Hotel on my way to Ozo Coffee or after window-shopping and drooling over at the fjallraven store (*envious sigh*), but it wasn’t until recently that I realized this hotel had some pretty hefty history behind it. A plaque on the outside of the hotel reads: “Hotel Boulderado opened January 1st,... Read More

Red

November 1st, 2016

Though the sun shines unseasonably strong and its rays heat the air in days that are unrecognizable as November, nothing stands motionless as it would in the lethargy of summer, and a near-constant wind sweeps the city and kicks up dirt and is not powerful enough to really affect that which it touches, but instead scratches at every door, whimpers, as though nature itself were restless for change. For days I have been losing water, like a ship sinking in reverse; I float above the wonders concealed in blue, and amidst the rocking of life’s waves I tear at the planks beneath my feet, hoping to... Read More

Granulation Tissue

October 18th, 2016

I can feel my bones hardening, a stolid ache of the marrow like monoliths being built under the skin. I have spilled more blood in the last five months than life ever taught me was even mine to spill. The flesh of my lip split into ribbons is the prettiest pink, I see, soft and newborn and a flower springing out amidst decay, as I stand in the mirror in true form, a landscape of gashes like canyon walls viewed by vultures. If the sun is not out to pull me from roots, then into the soil I sink. And my yawns are continents shifting, the groans of plates brushing shoulders and oiled by dust. There... Read More

Hiking Tips: 5 Tips to Avoid Altitude Sickness

August 19th, 2016

Whether you are from out-of-town planning a trip to beautiful Boulder County, you have family and friends coming into town, or you are a native, protecting yourself from altitude sickness is a must! Here are five tips to avoid getting sick while enjoying Colorado’s beautiful outdoors. Get Acclimated. If you live at a lower altitude, it is best to avoid strenuous activity the first day or two after you arrive. Your body needs time to get used to the oxygen deficiency that comes with the higher altitude. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Because of Colorado’s arid climate, you are more likely to get... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

June 1st, 2016

“The best decision I ever made was moving out here. It’s beautiful, I mean that scenery, right? And the people are so friendly and happy. It’s been the best year of my life for sure.” – Ashley Stewart  Read More

Boulder by Bus

April 26th, 2016

For Earth Day, RTD unveiled its new University of Colorado A line. This train, offering frequent and rapid service from Denver’s Union Station to Denver International Airport, is one of the most recent in RTD’s efforts to connect the front range through public transportation. While this progress is most definitely exciting, I am frequently reminded by my peers that even the current bus and train lines remain a mystery. Boulder is home to a fantastic transit system. With 13 local routes and 7 major regional and commuter lines, getting around the front range without a car is really very easy.... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 12th, 2016

“I want to spend as much time as possible living in foreign countries. That has been the best and most amazing thing I have done in my life so far…That’s what my goal really is, to see as much as possible. It saddens me how we have this one beautiful sphere of life in a vast ocean of nothingness. We are on a rock spinning around a ball of fire and we can’t appreciate that enough to not kill our planet. But I am hopeful; I think there is a lot of good stuff happening.” -Patrick Glynn  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 3rd, 2016

I had the most interesting discussion with today’s faces of boulder participant, Kelsey Staub. An artist, Kelsey is studying art therapy at Naropa. Although she isn’t ready to settle down in a career as an art therapist, she appreciates the way the program teaches her to see art differently and how it affects and helps people. Born in Fayetteville, NC and growing up Des Moine, IA she was immediately taken by the beauty and creative culture of Boulder. I met Kelsey because her art was hanging at OZO on Pearl in January. It was so intriguing and different that I wanted to meet the artist.... Read More

Kundalini Transformation in Boulder/Paradise

November 4th, 2015

What if you could powerfully transform your life by hanging out with friends in paradise? That’s the latest focus of Rachel Zelaya, founder and director of the Adi Shakti Kundalini Yoga Center of Boulder. What is Kundalini?  Kundalini describes the creative, life-force energy powered by the breath and flowing throughout the body. It can be activated by conscious practices designed to maximize your life force. The Kundalini Yoga tradition is one of the most holistic approaches to yoga: it includes asana, mudra, breathwork, meditation and mantra, as well as encompassing lifestyle choices... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

October 20th, 2015

Meet Sydney! Sydney is a Miami native, but her family has been in Boulder for the past six years.  A senior at Fairview, Sydney has been looking at colleges in the Pacific Northwest to continue her education.  She is interested in Art History and Museum Studies and currently works at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMOCA) to get a start in her future career.  BMOCA is currently working on their event called “Halloweenies” set to debut this Friday!   Targeted for a younger crowd, BMOCA is trying to get kids involved and interested in local art!  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

September 16th, 2015

Meet Jimmy, Victoria, and Cody! These three have been traveling from all over in hopes of making it to Yellowstone!  It was all laughs for these guys as they were on Pearl in hopes of running into some kind spirits to help them out on their journey. “I’ve been in Boulder longer than expected, the lifestyle here has been what’s keeping us.  We hope to make it up north before it gets too cold though.” Said Jimmy, who has been traveling from Iowa. Victoria just graduated from College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, and plans on attending Naropa for grad school in the... Read More

US 36 Tolls: What to Know

July 29th, 2015

As I’m sure many of you readers have noticed, US 36 has recently added toll lanes onto the highway. This article is to inform you about the new toll lanes, how to use them, and why they exist. The new express tolls lanes are part of ongoing projects which CDOT has been working on openly for a decade. Only the express lane will be tolled, all the other general-purpose lanes will be refinished and remain free to all users. The express lanes are intended for carpool vehicles, Rapid Transit busses and tolled vehicles. If you intend to use an express lane, the fees and billing are handled by... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

June 3rd, 2015

  Meet Seth! Seth is a magician who has performed shows all over the world!  Show to show he uses his earnings to further progress his travel.  From London, to Venice, to Boulder, Seth can truly say he is a world traveler.  After watching his show and seeing how passionate he was about his trade, I asked what started him on this incredible life journey. “The very first time I experienced magic was in Tucson, Arizona. I was nineteen and I thought it was real. I was a waiter at IHOP and I was bringing food to this man, and he was showing me these tricks with these coins. The next day I... Read More