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Update: Change your Lifestyle, Lose Weight: A Year Later

Update: Change your Lifestyle, Lose Weight: A Year Later

Fat and 51 Summer 2019 Update: Once again, I feel the need to update my lifelong journey in weight management. If you've followed along, in January 2018, I signed up for the State of Slim program (see below) and lost over 30 pounds. I then went on my 5-month journey...

Quirky Southwest Road Trip Colorado New Mexico Arizona California

Quirky Southwest Road Trip Colorado New Mexico Arizona California

Quirky Southwest Road Trip I can't resist a good road trip. Two years ago we did a northern, western road trip. This year, we decided to hit the southwest during the holidays and visit some of the best southwestern National Parks (and not the Grand Canyon!) Buckle up,...

Tips for Visiting Meow Wolf as an Adult

Tips for Visiting Meow Wolf as an Adult

Meow Wolf--Not Just for Kids If you've researched a trip to Santa Fe, NM, you've surely come across references for the greatest new option in Santa Fe, Meow Wolf. Adding dimension to Santa Fe's arts scene is the latest in art-utainment, Meow Wolf, an immersive art...

What Is a Walking Vacation

What Is a Walking Vacation

What is a Walking Vacation? When I think about walking vacations, I think of them in two ways. The Big City Walking Vacation The first is the type of vacation where you jet off to someplace, like a famous city, and then you spend the rest of the time walking...

Making Walks Interesting

Making Walks Interesting

What Makes a Walk Interesting? After leading hundreds, maybe thousands, of miles with folks from around the world, I've gotten the chance to reflect on what makes a walk interesting. I don't mean a walk around the block. I mean a walk--like a walking vacation or a...

The Death of the Pedometer

The Death of the Pedometer

How Far Do You Walk During Vacation? In an informal poll of friends, I asked how many steps they had taken on their last vacation. It's an odd question. They weren't counting. But they were noticing that they were walking a lot. A LOT. Many folks have apps on their...

24 Hours in Liverpool–More than just the Beatles

24 Hours in Liverpool–More than just the Beatles

Walking Liverpool The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Liverpool is often The Beatles. For good reason. But Liverpool is loaded with fun and unusual things to do, and it's my favorite city in the United Kingdom to walk. It even beats out Edinburgh and...

Dear European Hostel Owner

Dear European Hostel Owner

An open letter to European Hostel Owners-- Dear European Hostel Owner; My 14-year old daughter and I (aged 50) just completed a 30-day romp through your wonderful countries. We started in Lisbon and left out of Dublin, staying in Lisbon, Faro, Sevilla, Granada,...

Next Door Stapleton Restaurant Food Review

Next Door Stapleton Restaurant Food Review

Welcome to Next Door Stapleton In full disclosure, the Kitchen/Next Door franchise has given me three free meals so far while I've lived in Denver. The first was when Car2Go came to town and had a big kick-off party at The Kitchen. Then second is when they treated...

5 Denver Peacemakers

5 Denver Peacemakers

Denver Peacemakers--It's a Movement Walking is the platform for life. As a walking leader of casual walks, walking tours, walking vacations, and day-to-day walking, I find that walking is the truth serum of love and joy in my life. I've always been a walker--starting...

Visiting Arcosanti in the Middle of the Arizona Foothills

Visiting Arcosanti in the Middle of the Arizona Foothills

Visiting Arcosanti in the Middle of the Arizona Foothills Arcology In order to understand Arcosanti, it's best to describe what it isn't, rather than what it is. It's not a commune. But it is a community. It's not urban. But it is a city. It's not an artist retreat....