Colorado, Colorado Hikes, Colorado Summits

Colorado Summits: Spruce Mountain

How in the world does one meet people and make friends as an adult? It’s a question I grappled with when we first arrived in Denver. This wasn’t the first time I’d ever moved to a new state; but the big difference between previous moves and this one is that I was moving for school,… Continue reading Colorado Summits: Spruce Mountain

West Coast US

Where Desert Meets Ocean – San Diego, California (part II)

My next couple days in San Diego were mostly filled with conference-y stuff; attending talks and poster sessions, presenting my own poster, etc. But we did still manage to find some excellent restaurants. The Gaslamp Quarter is full of places to eat, so you’ll never go hungry. For breakfasts/brunches, we ate at Chocolat, Opera Caffe,… Continue reading Where Desert Meets Ocean – San Diego, California (part II)

Midwestern US

Opt Outside

Happy belated Thanksgiving to all my American readers. I hope you'll join me and many others today and #OptOutside for Black Friday. I'm so glad REI started this trend and I hope it continues to grow in the years to come. Spent my morning exploring Minnesota, where I'm currently visiting family for the holidays. Lots… Continue reading Opt Outside