3 Epic Colorado Road Trips from Denver

Whether you live in Colorado or you’re just visiting for the weekend, here are some epic Colorado road trips to add to your bucket-list. Hand picked for each season by yours truly, I have provided an itinerary and road map. For the last 2 years I have been living in Colorado so I can personally…

Açaí Bowls are life

If you follow me on instagram –> @frolicwithme, you may see frequent stories about one of my favorite breakfast foods, açaí bowls. I LOVE making these bowls because they are super refreshing, healthy, and give me energy especially on those days I am feeling sluggish. I’ve had some people reach out wondering how I make mine,…

Mtn. Biking in Leadville, CO

So I am going to be honest, I am  pretty novice when it comes to mountain biking. Of course I’ve mountain biked, but mostly in Ohio so completely different terrain than the Rockies. I rented a bike from Cycles of Life and because it is nearing the end of the season I got 1/2 off…

Telluride & the San Juan Range

No service, no problem! Head to the San Juan Mountains just outside of the beautiful town of Telluride in you’re trying to go off the grid for a few days, or more. Telluride is known for its world class skiing and the surrounding range is home to 14 fourteeners (14,000+ feet)! This place is a paradise…

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is a true gem of the Southwest! From the moment I entered into New Mexico I fell in love with the beautiful landscape. The mix of desert plains and the Sangre de Cristo mountain’s, as well as all of the pueblo style homes is breathtaking. (I am obsessed with all of the architecture…

A girls trip to Vail

Looking for a fun weekend getaway with the girls? Vail is a great place to visit! My friends Leah and Rachel flew in the first weekend of November for some fall hiking and exploring. Denver had no snow at the time, but Vail was in the midst of having their first snowfall of the season…

Sky Pond – Rocky Mountain National Park

My friend Rachel from Ohio came to visit and it was her first time in Rocky Mountain National! The morning air was crisp and as we pulled into the park the sun began to creep from behind the peaks. Beautiful orange rays cascaded down on us and the sky turned from dark blue to pink….

CBD Coffee and Doughnuts

I went for a walk near the REI in downtown Denver off of Platte Street. There are a bunch of mom and pop stores within several blocks, but one that really caught my attention was a cute little cafe and doughnut shop near 15th. Habit Doughnut Dispensary and Carbon Cafe and Bar sit side by side…

Scaling Mt. Elbert – highest peak in the lower 48

My alarm is set for 4am and my bag is ready to go by the door. Tomorrow is the day I scale Mt. Elbert, Colorado’s tallest peak and the second highest peak in the lower 48! Colorado is home to a whopping 53 fourteen-ers and Mt. Elbert ranks in at 14,440ft! Located in the Sawatch…

Exploring Central Idaho

After leaving Yellowstone National Park, I drove through the West End of Yellowstone and through the lower tip of Montana into Idaho. First stop was a Walmart parking lot in Idaho Falls because it was getting dark and I was getting extremely tired after a long day of hiking. The next morning I woke up…