Boulder, Colorado Travel

If you’ve noticed I’ve been a little M.I.A on the blog this is the explanation why. I’ve been in Colorado and it’s time for the second (read the first travel-ish post here!) travel post here! I’m still a newbie for writing travel so eventually, it’ll find its grove.

Travelling

I haven’t been on a plane in 9 years and was a little too freaked out by the fact that I was flying (and it wasn’t a pleasant flight in general then) to actually appreciate how cool airports and flying are. Airports early in the morning are especially cool because it’s very quiet and people are sleeping on benches and reality feels altered. And with flying, YOU ARE IN THE SKY!! That’s crazy.

Sunrise over the runway while waiting for my flight. Featuring somebody’s juice bottle in the window??

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Food eaten, places visited and what I did

Between the 9 days (I think?) of travel, I have been to Toronto, Denver and Boulder. Also between the 9-ish days, food was eaten, things were done or not done at all I did lay on the floor staring at the ceiling for a bit. So I will condense it all down into points to avoid this post going on forever.

  • Stayed in an Airbnb. Benefits of this are that we had a kitchen, (didn’t have to eat out every meal), felt more local and had a backyard which seemed to be a lure to wild animals and a random poodle.
  • Went up Flagstaff Mountain. The mountains are just *there* and they’re beautiful. It makes you feel very small when something so big exists. Travelling up the mountain was slightly terrifying because heights, but spectacular to see the views from so high up.
  • Walked down Pearl Street Mall, ate at Locale,  Next Door and had coffee at The Cup. I didn’t take pictures of any of the food somehow. But I took pictures of basically everything else. Pearl Street Mall had many performers and always had lots of people wandering through.
  • Everything is organic, everyone rides bikes (legitimately bikes EVERYWHERE), the city is super pedestrian friendly. This was good so one doesn’t require a car while staying there. It’s stereotypically hippie and healthy and it’s kind of funny. This might be why National Geographic called Boulder the Happiest City in the USA. 
  • I was able to meet another one of my online friends on this trip which was exciting and another accomplishment! It’s one of my goals to visit as many of my friends as possible.
  • The weather was super dry compared to Canada. Which was nice but also not. Not nice because felt a bit like a dried up raisin and nice because it didn’t feel so hot out since there was pretty much no humidity.
  • Ran on trails through the mountains which was super peaceful and meditative.
  • Also enjoyed Amercian things like Dunkin Donuts (I hadn’t had a doughnut in 5 years), Cheez-its, Target and discount shopping. I impulse bought dresses at H&M. If you’ve read my Summer Clothes Haul you know I like H&M but the one in the US is even cheaper and has more selection.

Photo journal

Visiting poodle.
Overlooking Boulder from Flagstaff Mountain.

Pearl Street Mall.
View from The Cup cafe.
Latte from The Cup because latte art makes me very happy.

All photos and videos were shot with my iPhone 6 S. Photos were edited in VSCO.

First vlog (ish) video!

Should I make more Youtube videos? Would you like to see vlogs of future travels and other things?

P.S. It’s Peri

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27 thoughts on “Boulder, Colorado Travel

  1. Greta Renee Reply

    Travel posts are so much fun to read, even though I’m sure they can be a pain to write! 🙂 I loved your short YouTube video. You should make more. It was very relaxing and beautiful scenery!

  2. pkadams Reply

    I love Colorado! Boulder is a cool city and I really like Golden. And Colorado Springs and, and, okay, all of it!

  3. nerdywordybirdy Reply

    Wow that is absolutely beautiful! Colorado has always been on my list; this makes me want to plan a trip!

    1. psitsperi Reply

      It was SO PRETTY!

  4. Gracie Marchiani Reply

    Sweet! You were in my state! 😀 Looks like you had fun!!

    1. psitsperi Reply

      OOO that’s so cool!! It was fun 🙂

      1. Gracie Marchiani Reply

        Yea! Yay! 😀

  5. Tails Around the Ranch Reply

    Hope you had a lovely time in Denver/Boulder (my home stomping ground) where there’s a pot shop, a dog walking by and a coffee shop on every corner. And thank you for swinging by the “Ranch” and for the follow. We 💖 visitors especially those who know a little about this fabulous state (even if it could use more humidity). All best wishes.

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Haha that’s very true! The lack of humidity is nice compared to hot and humid summers!

  6. victorialise Reply

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Colorado! There is so much to explore here and it looks like you got to see quite a bit on your trip!

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Thank you!! So many people have commented that they’re from Colorado, it’s crazy!

      1. victorialise Reply

        That’s awesome! We’re all glad you visited and enjoyed! It’s such a great way to connect to others in certain areas, so neat!

        1. psitsperi Reply

          Thank you!!

  7. tanjabrittonwriter Reply

    I am glad you had a fun trip. Pearl Street is one of my favorite shopping venues in all of Colorado.

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Thank you! And Pearl Street was so cute!

  8. Provincial Woman Reply

    Stunning scenery. I’ve never been to the US but I’d love to visit one day.

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Colorado was really beautiful, a good place to visit in the US!

  9. Alyssa Reply

    I love Colorado! The scenery is just gorgeous!!!! I haven’t been on a plane for eight years and am going on one this summer …. super terrified!!! XD

    1. psitsperi Reply

      It is! Have a good flight when it comes! 🙂

  10. petrel41 Reply

    Congratulations, Peri!

    I have nominated your blog for the Real Neat Blog Award.

    More about this nomination is at

    https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/real-neat-blog-award-congratulations-my-12-nominees/

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Thank you so much!!

  11. ummhimayah Reply

    OMG Peri! I have only been on a plane twice and one was the return flight! I feel so stranded in England, I wanna travel the world but I am stuck on an island and I am stuck in a heatwave! The park next door is as dry as a breadstick! I have added Florida to my bucket list of places I wanna go as well, such a big world out there! 🌍🌎🌏

    1. psitsperi Reply

      England is so beautiful and history-rich! Florida is very nice so that’s a good place to go. Especially since Disney World is there!

  12. gkexplorers Reply

    Hey Peri!

    It looks like you had a great time!! I love the photos and I wish I was there! I live out on the East Coast of the States so I really need to spend more time trying to fly West, but my heart always brings me back to Europe.

    Your friends at GKexplorers,

    -G&K

    1. psitsperi Reply

      I live on the East side of Canada so this was the first time seeing more of the West of the continent! Besides a trip to California when I was 9. Hope you’ll get to explore more of the West!

  13. gaillovesgod Reply

    Wow. Thanks for sharing so much of your trip. I have never flown, so it leaves me in awe.
    Loved your video. Hope you enjoyed your time.
    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. God bless you and your blog! He loves you!
    Here is the link to your nomination:
    https://gaillovesgod.blog/2018/07/23/mystery-blogger-award-6-28-18/

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Thank you!! It is very awesome to fly, slightly scary lol but interesting to see

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