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Road Trip to Mesa Verde National Park and Canyons of the Ancients

A few years ago I was flipping through 5280 and I noticed a small picture of people climbing down ladders into a mysterious sand-colored ancient dwelling. From that moment onward, it was a dream of mine to go to Mesa Verde National Park in the southwest corner of Colorado in the Four Corners area. Because […]

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Ultimate MUJI Size Comparison: Japan vs. US

A comprehensive guide for shoppers who want to understand how MUJI clothing sizing and price differ in Japan versus in the US. When I first started visiting Japan in 2013, I was really excited to shop at UNIQLO and MUJI – two very popular Japanese brands that I was familiar with because they had opened […]

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How to Buy Bao Bao Bags and Pleats Please in Japan

Is it cheaper to buy Bao Bao and Pleats Please by Issey Miyake in Japan? This ultimate how-to guide for fashion-loving tourists will reveal tips on how to buy Bao Bao bags, Pleats Please, and other Issey Miyake clothing for less while visiting Japan. Why I love Bao Bao bags and Pleats Please clothing For […]

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Great Snowshoeing Trails Near Denver

UPDATED 1/21/2020: Loch Lake Trail added to the list Even though the winter months can get chilly in Colorado, that doesn’t stop Denverites from heading out to the mountains to get in some outdoor adventure. I’m not really into skiing or snowboarding, but I absolutely love snowshoeing because it allows you to get out into […]

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Austin City Guide: Perfect Weekend for Foodies and Art Lovers

Austin is a great cheap weekend getaway from Denver. It’s only a 2 hour and 15-minute flight from DIA and an ideal spot for travelers looking to make a warm(er) weather escape during the fall and winter (temperatures in Austin can be in the 80s, even in December). You’ll find beautiful outdoor public spaces, great […]