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3 Colorado Festivals Happening This Weekend

June 25th, 2019

There are a host of festivals around Colorado this weekend, so check out this list to get the inside scoop on the best. 1. Colorado Freedom Festival Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden, CO Jun 29, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM This year is the 5th year for the Colorado Freedom Festival to help veterans. The festival aims to raise awareness about veteran and military suicide by raising money for American Soldier Network and The Fallen Heroes Foundation. This year will feature bands including Queensryche, Extreme, Great White, Steel Heart, and Vixen! Prior to these bands, local bands Straight... Read More

They Stuck the Landing

June 23rd, 2019

It fascinates me how people respond to art in general, and movies in particular. If I had a beer with you right now, the odds are good we’d eventually talk movies. I’d pick your brain about them and try to get a handle on what you like, what you dislike, and why. One person views Forrest Gump as a sweet-natured fable, while a second person thinks of it as anti-liberal propaganda. That’s fine, as most films occupy some kind of a middle ground. What about the classics? What about the few films that stand among the elite? And what about the people who hate those classics? That’s why I adore... Read More

Friday Night at the Lion’s Lair

June 22nd, 2019
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I don’t know about you, but I love a little metal in my weekend. A cold beer and some face melting guitar solos just make everything seem right with the world. When I see a big bearded dude with a gauged septum ring happily headbanging away in his natural environment, there’s only one word for it: Zen. Lucky for me and everyone else, there’s no shortage of live music in Denver. And if you’re looking for your metal fix next weekend, check out the Lion’s Lair. With its very affordable drinks and authentic Colfax atmosphere, the Lion’s Lair is a go-to for local... Read More

10 Hidden Gems in Colorado

June 21st, 2019

1. Hanging Lake The steep hike to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Springs is not for the faint of heart–signs leading up to the hike warn that it is steep and difficult if you are not used to the altitude. The view you get at the end, however, is 100% worth it. Hanging Lake has been the subject of some controversy over the years as tourists affect the natural ecosystem by going in the water or climbing on the wood running across, so be sure to be respectful. 2. St. Mary’s Glacier St. Mary’s Glacier (technically a snowfield) is a patch of snow that stays snow all year round. The glacier... Read More

Wellness for Wanderers: An Introduction

June 21st, 2019

Wellness methods have, over the past few years, evolved into a booming industry. Several renowned websites and online magazines—such as wellandgood.com, Mantra Wellness Magazine, or mindbodygreen.com, to name a few—take pride in offering news and advice on the latest trends. Thanks to technology and the internet, it seems the do-it-yourself approach to wellness is here to stay. You can find information on practically anything, all within reach of your fingertips and computer screen. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for personal self-care (yep, I’m a millennial), but how do I know what I read... Read More

5 Tips for Loving Where You’re at in Life

June 20th, 2019

Hi y’all, my name is Rea and I’m The Sunny Millennial! I am a 23-year-old woman living in Colorado. I love to write and create, and I’m excited to engage with all of you through this blog! I want to talk about millennial life as I love reading and thinking about it myself. I’m a generally positive person, so I plan to gear these articles to be upbeat, but also real and relatable; articles that talk about life situations we commonly deal with as millennials, as well as articles that give tips and tricks to millennial living. I know we’ve all been (or still are—like me heh) in a place... Read More

Three Things You Might Not Know About Coconuts

June 20th, 2019

Coconut is a unique fruit because it is available year-round rather than during a season. While loosely referred to as a fruit, a coconut is actually a drupe.  A drupe is a fruit that contains a seed. Also called a stone fruit, other drupes include plums, cherries, almonds, and olives. Botanically speaking, a coconut can be a fruit, a nut, and a seed. Coconut has been denoted with many benefits, some controversial.  For example, coconut oil has been touted as a good fat for cooking.  It is high in healthy fats that can boost fat burning and provide your body and brain with quick energy. They... Read More

Blue Whale from Pandemic Collective

June 19th, 2019

We all have that one friend…the one who says, “Let’s get the *big* bottle of tequila,” or “You wanna go birdwatching in Deadhorse Canyon?” or “I got you a new vibrator because you look so pathetic lately.” If you don’t have such a friend, please go find one. The one in my life is called Taylor and she forwarded me an email a few weeks ago with the header “wanna go?!” I don’t know where she finds this stuff. It was a promotional message from a theater company called the Pandemic Collective, “a non-profit 501(c)(3) theatre company based in Denver, Colorado, dedicated... Read More

5 Things to Know Before Moving to Denver

June 19th, 2019

Denver is a gorgeous city with plenty of activities year-round. From the sprawling mountains to the peaceful and serene lakes, you really can’t beat Denver as a place for young professionals, established families, or retirees. Of course, like all major cities, there are subtle nuances that you should be aware of before you make the trek to the Mile High City. Here are a few things to keep in the back of your head as you make your move. 1. The Cost of Living Continues to Rise Denver remains somewhere in the middle when it comes to overall living costs. Colorado is certainly not as affordable as... Read More

Colorado Swimming – Making a Splash

June 18th, 2019
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Like many, I spent Father’s Day at the pool.  But instead of sunscreen and a cold beer, I stood by the blocks near lane four with a timer and a clipboard.  You see, my children are club swimmers, so many holiday weekends are spent in muggy, chlorine-filled venues, with no alcohol in sight. But standing for a couple hours with wet shoes is nothing compared to the commitment asked of these young athletes.  After years of attending meets, talking to parents, and interviewing swimmers, their voices were heard. And here’s what they said. 1) Yes, we want to go to the Olympics someday. Yes, we... Read More