Monday, October 24, 2016

Denver Destination Wedding

Destination weddings are so much fun. What's a better combination than travel, food and drinks, a party, and spending time with friends? 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Things to Do Outside Denver

If I'm going to be honest, this post should be called, 'Four Things to Do Outside Denver, Only Two of Which I Personally Experienced Due to Time Constraints'. Denver is a great travel hub for a road trip, especially with Rocky Mountain National Park close by. But if you're short on time, as I was, here are a few options closer to town.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Downtown Denver

The whole point of going to Denver for the weekend was to attend my dear friend Stacie's wedding, but since I'd never been there before, I decided to spend a little time getting to know the city. After a morning flight, I spent a leisurely afternoon shopping and dining on the 16th Street Mall. The following day, my friend Meaghan and I passed a couple of pleasant hours on a walk a few blocks south of our hotel. Here are a few spots I enjoyed in Downtown Denver.

Monday, October 3, 2016

A Stay at the Brown Palace


Flashback to October of 2009 - one of my BFFs was getting married in Denver, so I flew out for an extended weekend.  Our group of six had been pretty tight in high school and by some miracle, all of us were able to make it to the wedding.  My friend Meaghan rented a car, while I took care of accommodations for the two of us in Denver. And while Denver has lots of options, I knew exactly where I wanted to stay.

Monday, September 5, 2016

I Found a Pikachu in Charlottetown

2016 will probably always be remembered as the summer of Pokémon Go. The gaming app was released a few days before my birthday, and that week saw me and my coworkers joining, texting one another when we found a new Pokémon, becoming part of the Red Team (Valor!), and then spending my birthday evening walking around the Mosaic District, "catching them all".

Monday, August 29, 2016

Brudenell Kayaking and Panmure Island Lighthouse


I'm ashamed to admit, in the past two years I have not gotten in the canoe my parents trucked all the way up to Prince Edward Island. So maybe it's surprising that I suddenly decided we should try kayaking. Outside Expeditions offers group kayaking and lessons at two spots on the island - one at Cavendish, near Anee's land, and one on the Eastern side of the island, on the Brudenell River.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Great Canadian Soap Co.

The Great Canadian Soap Co. was one of those touristy stops that I just hadn't gotten around to visiting yet. Until this past summer! I wasn't convinced it was going to be worth visiting, probably because it seems to be so popular and I'm contrarian like that. But I decided I needed a bunch (10+) of relatively inexpensive souvenirs and goat soap seemed like a decent bet.