One of my and Josh's favorite beach vacations is going to Sarasota, Florida. When visiting, we typically stick to our favorite spots on one of the keys, but for this trip decided to mix things up a bit and explore the city with an outdoor scavenger hunt in downtown Sarasota after our morning run.
As Josh and I have been hiking and running long distances, we wanted our next hiking adventure to be a trail run. This one started us on Penny Pines Trailhead to Garnet Peak. Then we doubled back and headed up the pacific crest trail to memorial peak, with gorgeous views visible for majority of the hike.
This quick getaway took us to Colorado, where we flew in early Saturday morning and made the one-and-a-half-hour drive from Denver to Winter Park. We spent the rest of the day acclimating to the higher altitude and exploring the main street of this charming town. Sunday morning was another early one as we like to hit the trails by 6 am. We enjoyed our hike and headed back from Winter Park to Denver to rest and prepare for the first flight out Monday morning. Read on for details about our weekend trip hiking the Continental Divide Trail.
How to Gift Travel
Gifting travel can be an easy go-to for the travel lovers in your life if you know where to start and the right approach for the giftee. To help you determine what's best, I've met with Brooke Walker, owner of Happy Tracks Travel, to get her inside tips about gifting a vacation.
Gifts for a Road Trip
Road trips are an adventurous way to see many places on your final destination, you travel on your own time, and they can be more budget-friendly than flying. As you can bring anything that will fit in the car, road trip essentials make great gifts for everyone to make getting there more enjoyable.
Gifting Custom Coasters
Personalized coasters are a versatile gift option that can be for any occasion. Photos that are individualized, lighthearted, and fun make a great conversation piece for any home.
Gifting a National Parks Map
A national park scratch-off map is a lovely adventurous gift for the road tripper, hiker, or camper in your life. It's a fun and visual way for them to keep track of doing what they love while traveling around the states.
Garden of the Gods in Colorado
Josh had been to the Garden of the Gods when he was younger and wanted to go back when we visited Colorado Springs to go to Pikes Peak. We visited this park on day two of our three-day adventure and paired it with the cave of the winds and a road trip to the Royal Gorge.
Cave of the Winds in Colorado
I've always enjoyed visiting caves and getting to see the different formations and learning about the history each cave had behind them. So, for me, it was only natural when we went to Colorado Springs that visiting the caves made it onto our agenda. In this post, I'm sharing information and tips to consider when visiting the Cave of the Winds.
Day Trip to the Dry Tortugas
As Josh and I planned for a long weekend getaway in Key West, Florida, we knew we had to add the Dry Tortugas National Park to our must-do list. In this post, I'm sharing with you my findings and tips from visiting this park.