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Exploring Denver

This past Memorial Day weekend, K and I took a quick weekend trip to Denver which I briefly recapped last week here. We arrived late on Friday night so we just had time to grab dinner at Yard House which was conveniently located in our hotel. We stayed at the Sheraton Downtown Denver which is in a great location to explore downtown by foot. I definitely recommend staying there if you're looking for a great location, price, hotel amenities, and comfort of the rooms.

On Saturday morning, we walked to Elway's for some breakfast before starting our adventures. Several people recommended Elway's Steakhouse for a nice dinner but we didn't manage to make it there in the evenings on this trip.

We wondered through the Denver Day of Rock festival and purchased some local art before heading to the Great Divide Brewery to sample some craft beers.

We stopped in the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory store to buy some chocolates and candy since the shop smelt amazing from the street.

After exploring the city and visiting several breweries, shops, and the LoDo area we settled at Earl's Kitchen for an early dinner. They have great food and a modern environment in the heart of downtown.

 In the evening we stopped at Union Lodge No 1 speakeasy for some 19th-century-inspired cocktails and really enjoyed the prohibition-era environment.

On Sunday morning we headed to Ophelia's Electric Soapbox from some brunch and I have to say this was one of my favorite brunch experiences. The live music, eclectic menu, bottomless mimosas, and overall environment left me feeling extremely happy we chose this spot to get the day started.

After fueling up K and I headed to Coors Field to catch a Rockies vs. Giants game which was a great time and our seats were only 5 rows up from the field so we can take in all the action. It was definitely one of the better stadiums I've visited with lots of entertainment and team spirit.

The ViewHouse was one of my favorite sports bars and restaurants in the city because it overlooks Coors Field and has a huge outdoor area for tailgating along with great food and drinks.

Some other cool places we checked out on Sunday was Lodo's rooftop bar (which is very close to Coors Field) and Jagged Mountain Brewery to sample some beers.

On Monday it was time to check out of our hotel and head out for a quick lunch at Henry's Tavern. We walked past Henry's several times on the weekend and the restaurant was packed full of people with long waiting lines so it appeared to be a popular spot to eat, drink and watch sports in downtown Denver. On Monday it was quiet so we were able to get right in and enjoy some lunch. The beer cheese soup that K and I shared was amazing.

Overall Denver was an amazing city to explore but I wish we had more than two full days to explore beyond just the downtown area and make it over to Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Past Wanderlust Wednesday travel recaps:

US Cities: Loves & Lusts

Good morning!

We meet again for Wanderlust Wednesday travel linkup hosted by Kate, Kerri and myself. I hope you will join us by sharing your favorite travel-related posts and hopping over to read the travel adventures shared by other bloggers. Although I've traveled quite a bit throughout my life (yet still not enough) I'm running low on new places to post about due to lack of picture taking before becoming a blogger.

Over the past few years I've been trying to cover some ground on the US map and I've been to some cities that have just blown me away so I wanted to share a few of my favorites along with some cities that I've been dying to visit...some of which are already booked for this year.


San Francisco
I've  visited San Fran twice recently for work conferences but found some free time to be a tourist and explore. It's hard not to fall in love with this city. Here's my San Francisco travel recap.

Savannah, GA
 K and I drove up to Savannah for my 30th birthday a few years ago and had an amazing weekend exploring the history and indulging in some of the best food I've ever tried. Read more about our adventures in Savannah.

New Orleans
K and I made our way over to New Orleans last year to celebrate his birthday which falls on a long weekend. NOLA is another city with amazing food and a rich culture that's worth checking out.

New York City
Well isn't NYC a given? I visited New York for the first time for our 1-year anniversary and I was so amazed by the density of the city and the buildings as we flew in. I'd never seen anything like it. We did all the tourist things possible and really took in all that New York has to offer. 

K and I visited Chicago with Kate and her husband in 2014 and once again did all the tourist things we thought were interesting. Some of my favorite things were exploring the Navy Pier, a scenic architectural boat cruise, going to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, having a bloggers lunch with Nikki for some deep dish pizza, and lots more. Chicago is another city you can't help not falling in love with.


Luckily we have a trip booked for the end of this month! Although I still haven't actually planned some fun things to do on the trip.


I was hoping to make it to Boston in July when K has to go for a work event but his schedule is way too busy for this trip to make sense so I'm hoping to make it there sooner than later.


Nashville is another trip we have booked for later this year to visit some friends and explore Music City. I can't wait!


I've been dying to check out all the charm and history Charleston has to offer so hopefully I can make a trip happen in the near future.


Key West
 Key West is just a drive away for us but still a 6-7 hour drive so we still haven't found the right time to make it there. I have been before over 10 years ago for Spring Break in college so I think a return trip is much needed at this point!


What are your US City travel loves and lusts?

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Wanderlust Wednesday: St. Augustine, Florida

I recapped our Easter weekend trip to St. Augustine a few weeks ago and talked about all the amazing restaurants we tried and some fun things we did but I didn't share too much details about the city itself and what makes this northern Florida city so enchanting.

St. Augustine has some fascinating history dating back to 1565 and claims to be the oldest city in the United States. Today it's a slow paced city with lots of gorgeous Spanish colonial architecture and historical sites to explore. The Castillo de San Marcos stone fortress from the 17th century being one of the more popular sites which overlooks the inlet. St. Augustine is also known for having some cute Bed & Breakfast Inns, quaint antique shopping, bakeries & coffee shops, and lots of history to be learned. I'll let the photos I snapped do the rest of the talking.

As you can tell it was an overcast day but that meant cooler temps to walk around outside and it made a nice setting to take photos of this beautiful historic town. Hope you enjoyed exploring St. Augustine through my camera lens!

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