An Insider’s Guide on Where to Go & What to Do with Holiday Visitors in Denver

I love playing tourist in my own city, and while brainstorming some options around town I thought it would be great to share them with those of you who will also be hosting friends and family in Denver this holiday season! (or for those who just want to go out and explore by themselves- no shame in the solo game!) Check out my 40+ suggestions on where to take & what to do in Denver with your visitors in my insider’s guide. (Psst… most of these are perfect year round too!) … More An Insider’s Guide on Where to Go & What to Do with Holiday Visitors in Denver

10 Beginner-Friendly Solo Hikes Near Denver

In 2018 I set myself a goal of completing 52 hikes in 52 weeks. Most of these I completed as a solo hiker, and I had no idea where to start! So, even if you’ve never hiked by yourself before, or you hike every weekend (in which case holy cow you rock because I wish I had your self discipline to wake up and drive into the mountains every Saturday), I want to share 10 of my favorite accessible, beginner, and visitor friendly routes within an hour of Denver, because sometimes finding the right trail is the hardest part! … More 10 Beginner-Friendly Solo Hikes Near Denver

Best Frozen Treats in New Orleans

With the hot temps coming back to New Orleans I decided to do some research outside of my academic obligations and go on a hunt for Nola’s best frozen treats. Still technically research right…?The amazing thing about New Orleans is that there’s always one million and one ways to eat your favorite foods in this city, so if you’re craving an icy treat to temporarily appease melting from the humidity in this swamp we call home, look no further! … More Best Frozen Treats in New Orleans

Sweet Potato Fries with Macy’s Culinary Council

If you’ve been following along with my instagram , you’ve seen that both my sisters are in New Orleans this week and we are just eating up a storm. To take a little break and save some money, I hopped over to browse some of the amazing (and super doable!) recipes at Macy’s Culinary Council and tried out these sweet potato fries by Chef Marcus Samuelsson. So excited for even more foodie fun at the cooking demo this Friday at Macy’s Lakeside by Chef Bryan Caswell! #CulinaryCouncil #Macyspartner … More Sweet Potato Fries with Macy’s Culinary Council

Holiday Spotlight: Luna Fête & the Miracle on Fulton Street

For this weekend’s adventure in New Orleans I checked out Arts Council New Orleans’
2016 Luna Fête and the Miracle on Fulton Street with my friend Cara. I’m always amazed at the millions of ways that New Orleans knows how to celebrate anything and everything- and this weekend was no exception! I’d been looking forward to the event since featuring it in my 31 Ways to Spend 31 December Days in New Orleans and it totally lived up to the hype. Both of the events have quickly become mainstays on the annual NOLA calendar, so I wanted to share so of my favorite moments from the night as well as some background on the celebrations. … More Holiday Spotlight: Luna Fête & the Miracle on Fulton Street

15 Underrated New Orleans Instagram Accounts

Instagram is by far one of my favorite apps on my phone; whenever my battery is starting to die I can usually blame my endless feed browsing on Instagram or my constant Spotify playing. I especially love using Instagram as a source to discover new places to check out around New Orleans. This city is jam-packed with amazing creatives, and it definitely shows in NOLA-based insta accounts! While there are a few accounts that have super strong followings in this city, there are still plenty more that deserve some love. If you need some New Orleans inspiration, definitely head on over and check out these grams. … More 15 Underrated New Orleans Instagram Accounts