This was absolutely my favorite place we went during our road trip. It was such a surprise because I wasn’t expecting to love it so so much. I had visited Ouray during the winter and it was a ghost town honestly. During the summer, this place is ALIVE (even during a pandemic). There is so… Continue reading Your next mountain town destination: Ouray, Colorado
Category: Road Trip
Road trip diary: Colorado 14ers
After hiking the tallest peak in New Mexico (see blog post about Taos, NM), I had some blisters for a few days. We stuck to some smaller hikes in central Colorado while my feet healed. Finally, we felt ready to take on the 14ers we had made a goal to do before the end of… Continue reading Road trip diary: Colorado 14ers
Road trip diary: a day in the highest town in the US
The view from my back porch during my time living in Leadville, CO Leadville is located in Colorado at 10,152 ft making it the highest town in the state, as well as the country. I’ve spent a lot of time here, including the 5 months I lived here during a ski season to work at… Continue reading Road trip diary: a day in the highest town in the US
How to save money on the road!
Road trips are a great way to see the area you want to explore. You see so much more than you planned on seeing if you just flew there! You may stumble upon places you never planned to visit that you fall in love with. This can also be a relatively cheap way to travel...… Continue reading How to save money on the road!
Road trip diary: rafting in Colorado
Rafting is such a fun activity for all ages. I’ve been going since I was a kid! Even my mom and sister who think driving to Asheville to go to Trader Joe’s is an adventure have enjoyed rafting (lol love you guys). I’ve seen anyone from super young ages to people in their 70s out… Continue reading Road trip diary: rafting in Colorado
Road trip diary: Taos, New Mexico
Taos is located in northern New Mexico in the San Juan mountains and is my absolute favorite place to visit. There is so much to do there and the culture is so interesting. I’ve already written a blog about the AMAZING place we stayed at https://laurenssuitcase.com/2020/07/27/road-trip-diary-hotel-luna-mystica-in-taos-nm/. Now I want to tell you all the awesome… Continue reading Road trip diary: Taos, New Mexico
Road trip diary: Hotel Luna Mystica in Taos, NM
After White Sands we headed straight north towards Taos. Taos is truly one of my favorite towns I’ve ever been to and consistently go back to because I can picture myself living there. One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to imagine my life living like the locals. Taos is so easy… Continue reading Road trip diary: Hotel Luna Mystica in Taos, NM
Road trip diary day 1: White Sands in southern New Mexico
We left Johnson City, TN to start the big stretch of our road trip. For those of you who don’t know, all you do is get on i40 and drive west.... forever (well that’s what it feels like). After driving 23 hours straight with 2-3 hour sleep each, we arrived at about 8 am to… Continue reading Road trip diary day 1: White Sands in southern New Mexico