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Dancing at the Divide Music Festival

Divide Music Festival

I pull out all of my favourite dance moves as I stand in a crowd while watching Miike Snow perform live at The Divide Music Festival. Orange and yellow rays shine out from behind the stage as the sun starts to set. A mix of fresh mountain air and the smell of delicious food truck pizza fills my nostrils. I look around me and take in the beauty of Winter Park, Colorado. The sky is blue, the grass is green and the mountains surrounding the festival grounds are majestic. The amazing scenery only enhances the fabulous music. I take a sip of my beer and continue to enjoy myself with a group of my favourite (or favorite) Americans.

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Fall Adventures in Colorado

Fall in Colorado

Not all who wander are lost. This statement rings true for people exploring the mountains of Colorado this fall season. The mountain air is refreshing during any season, but there is something different about the crisp, fall air that make trips in the mountains a little more rejuvenating. The endless hills of vivid yellow aspen trees are getting ready to turn bright orange before their leaves fall to the ground for winter. This breath-taking scenery makes drives or hikes in the mountains feel almost other-worldly. It’s a beautiful sight that I, personally, believe everyone on the planet should have the chance to see.

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Hiking in Palmer Park, Colorado Springs

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Hiking Colorado Palmer park     It’s just me and the Rocky Mountain wilderness of Palmer Park. I take a deep breath in and fill my lungs with fresh mountain air. I keep hiking along the trail, taking in every inch of the beauty surrounding me. I admire pine trees, big boulders and tiny, cute cacti. I’m absolutely content, alone in the nature. My head begins to fill with thrilling  thoughts of running into a black bear or mountain lion. Although this might make some hikers nervous, It makes me feel like I’m going to boil over with excitement.

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Vlog: Adventures in Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Springs Colorado

     Manitou Springs is one of my favourite spots to roam. Located 6 miles from downtown Colorado Springs, Manitou sits under the shadows of the Mountains, making it a true treasure. It’s home to unique shops, restaurants, tourist shops and a penny arcade. If you are visiting Colorado Springs (which you most definitely should), go for a lovely stroll around Manitou. Watch the video below to get a glimpse.

 

 

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The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – Colorado Springs

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     The first time I visited the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was in the summer of 2014. I was there with my American family and the guy I was seeing at the time.We had a grand-ol’ time. We entered the zoo and I immediately started walking towards the giraffe enclosure. I looked up and found myself eye-to-eye with 10 hungry giraffes., waiting to be feed and pet by the guests of the zoo. I was spellbound. I love animals a lot, often more than I love people. (On a scale from 1 to 10 I would rate people a 10, which would put animals around a 15, that should give you some sort of idea of how deep my love for animals is.) Being able to be so intimate with these incredible creatures was a dream come true. I named them all Melman, after my favourite giraffe from the movie Madagascar, I took selfies with them and got my hands licked by their long, purple tongues as I fed them lettuce. It was wonderful. The experience was so different from any other zoo I had ever been to. I was not just looking at animals behind a cage but, instead, I was interacting with them which made me realize how tangible and real these beautiful creatures are. And that was only the first exhibit we saw at the zoo.

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