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Traveling Light: 5 tips for Vacationing with a Backpack

Backpacking through Europe may sound like a college student’s cliche but I can promise you that there is nothing more freeing then having only a single, easy to carry bag, when you are traveling. This of course means that you can’t bring as many things, but once you are realistically looking at what you need for leisure travel you might be surprised at how little you actually need to pack. 

We spent 2 weeks visiting London and Ireland, using just a single 50 liter back pack each. I’ve pulled together a list of all the tips we learned during the trip and from friends before traveling.

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Save Money on Your Next Vacation with Groupon Coupons

If there are two things I’m a HUGE fan of it’s vacations and saving money. Since we’re right in the middle of summer now is the perfect time to start planning your next vacation this fall – or saving a little extra before your upcoming trip in August.  We’re very lucky to have wonderful jobs that allow us time to travel so exploring the country (and world) is a top priority of mine. Continue Reading…

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Visiting The Denver Zoo

Growing up in Colorado the annual school field trip to the Denver Zoo was something we all looked forward to. Since moving back to the state I’m not sure when the last time I visited the Zoo was, probably at least 10 years. I’ve been working to improve my photography skills so I was so excited when my Mother in Law gave me a Mike’s Camera class as a gift for my birthday last month. 

We spent an evening learning about ISO, F Stops and what types of settings we should use for long range photography and several weeks later the class headed to the Zoo for an early morning with the animals. With the beautiful morning light capturing all the outside animals was a bit easier, so to give us a challenge we also spend an hour or so inside the reptile house to try out low light photography.  Continue Reading…

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Tailgating Game Plan

There is a briskness in the air, the leaves are starting to turn colors and football season has kicked off; it’s hard to believe it’s already fall. Although Colorado isn’t necessarily on the same level as the southern College Football scene, we can hold our own when it comes to firing up the grill on gameday. We were even able to convince the local breweries to sell microbrews in cans so we can drink our favorites on game day.  Continue Reading…