Trail Guide: Hiking the Byzantine Road on the Greek Islands

Maybe it’s the fact that winter has yet to make its way to Colorado, or that Billy and I went through allll of our honeymoon pictures last night, but I’m reminiscing about all of our adventures in Greece. Besides the Caldera Path in Santorini, our other big hike was the Byzantine Road on a different…

Getting traction to survive winter running and hiking

Getting outside year-round is tough. It’s dark, it’s cold, it’s icy. I can’t fix daylight savings time or the thermometer, but I can help you with traction. First, my usual disclaimer about any expensive piece of outdoor gear. You don’t actually¬†need pricey gear to be outdoorsy or enjoy the outdoors. In Denver, you can stick…

Race Guide: NORAD Trail Race by Mad Moose Events

For my fellow beginner runners looking for a spring running goal, the NORAD four-mile trail race in Colorado Springs is a great one to aim for. I ran the four-mile race this past May to keep me motivated to stick with trail running after a lot of stops and starts. I toe a very fine…

Campground Guide: Aspen Meadows in Golden Gate Canyon State Park

But Laura, it’s November, why are you posting about camping? Well, because I only went one time this entire¬†year and it was in my backyard, so I’m having some camping FOMO and am already getting excited for next year. Also, if you live in Denver and want to go camping close to home, it’s never…

Trail Guide: Hiking the Caldera in Santorini

When you think Greek islands, you think Santorini. Your next thought may be white houses, cliffs, sunsets…but hiking? Yeah, hiking didn’t come to mind when we first decided to go to the Greek islands for our honeymoon, either, but I was really excited to find out there are some really spectacular trails. Santorini’s Caldera Path…

Outdoor Beginner tries rock climbing

Heights make me very nervous. I max out at around 6 push-ups. And yet, I decided to try out a sport that not only takes you very high up but also relies heavily on upper body strength. That’s right, I went rock climbing. Why? Because I know my fear of heights is irrational. And, I…