Hot Springs Series: Old Town Hot Springs Brings the Fun

Water has a way of bringing us together. My husband put it simply last weekend, when we spied children donning swimsuits and floaties and contagious smiles. "Man," I said, "kids really love the water." "We all do," he replied. "You can do things in the water that you can't anywhere else. It's like living a…

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Married at 22: A Year Down

Attention everyone: a year ago, today, was the best day of my life. There was vodka, burgundy, and dancing. Family, donuts, and fall colors. The air was brisk, my dress was off-white, the mountains familiar. More than one pair of eyes glistened, while laughter and sincerity radiated throughout the evening, keeping us warm. If I…

Budget Challenge: Spend less than $1k

My husband and I desperately want to buy a house. Each month, we are spending $1300 in rent. While that's considered a steal in our area (Aspen is nearby, and we suffer the consequences of living in the same valley as an elite resort town), we'd rather be putting that money directly into something that's…

How to Deal with Bullies as an Adult

In my 23 years on the planet, most of them have been drama-free. This is a quiet badge of honor; I don't advertise it, or really talk about it much, but I lead the life of the peace-keeper. I credit this to some of my favorite traits: I'm empathetic, compassionate, sensitive, and kind-hearted. Some of…

Never Have I Ever, still going strong

Never Have I Ever is a popular game for inquisitive middle schoolers, high school athletes on long bus rides, and college kids who like to drink. People gravitate toward drinking games because consuming booze isn't quite entertaining enough. King's Cup is a popular drinking game that involves a can of beer, a deck of cards,…

Brewery Hoppers: Barrels & Bottles

I'm a gal that appreciates brews. I didn't think I'd ever love beer—with a gluten sensitivity and a strictly-sweet pallet, it seemed like my fate was tied to vodka drinks and a cider here and there. My home-brewing husband was worried that I'd never find something he could make. However, I lucked out the day…