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A Perfect Denver Weekend

This family friendly city is filled with wonderful attractions, restaurants, hotels and art to make you want to stay a while.

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Adventurous Workouts in Austin

Thursday April 26, 2012

With its prime location in the Texas Hill Country, the vibrant city of Austin is perfect if you're hoping to shake up your regular workout routine. For example, take a paddle boarding class on Lady Bird Lake, located right in the downtown area. Or take an incredible hike at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Or go mountain biking through the Barton Creek Greenbelt.

No matter what type of physical activity you enjoy, you'll love a trip to Austin. But if you need some workout related inspiration, here's a round-up of a great options. Grab your running shoes, swim suit or mountain bike and hit the trails. There truly is something for everyone.

Delightful Denver

Thursday April 26, 2012

I never knew much about Denver until my brother moved there a little over a year ago. Now, I've visited twice and fall more and more in love with the city each time I visit. From the incredible natural beauty to the outdoor attractions to the amazing shopping and wonderful restaurants, there really is something for everyone.

It's the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Fly in on a Friday evening and head out on Sunday afternoon. You won't see everything, but you'll be surprised by what you can pack into a weekend. Just make sure you take your walking shoes and some cash -- there's so much to see and do that you'll get blisters if you're not careful. I'm betting you'll fall in love with this town just like I have.

Time for Tea

Thursday April 26, 2012

As we were walking down to the lobby at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver for high tea, I tried to prepare my 3-year-old daughter. "It might be kind of fancy, and there might be some ladies there in big hats. And there might be a piano player."

It was kind of fancy. And there were ladies in big hats. And there was a piano player. And it was wonderful. If you've never been to a high tea before (this was my first experience with one), it's a new experience, from the overwhelmingly long list of teas to the wonderful bites delivered right to your table. For those who haven't tried high tea, here's a primer I wrote.

The Brown Palace has one of the best high teas in the country, so if you get the chance to go, I highly recommend it. Put on your best hat and head on down. It's an experience to remember.

Laugh Attack

Wednesday April 11, 2012

Do you love good comedy? The kind that brings tears to your eyes and makes your belly hurt? Than you're in luck, because the Lone Star State is filled with places to get a laugh. From tried and true comedy clubs to up and coming open mic nights, the diversity of venues here is amazing.

Here's a round-up of some of the great places to go if you're into live drama. There are places that offer everything from commentaries on movies to improv sketches to musical theater. Just be sure you're ready to laugh because laughter is one thing that all of these places offer. Hey, who knows? Maybe you'll even find yourself joining the actors up on the stage. This could be the start of something amazing.

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