Winter is starting to slowly set in, and spring will be following close behind. For some inspiration this winter and spring, pick up a copy of Travel Boulder’s latest magazine, the wellness issue, which is out now.
It’s time to make the most of the changing seasons, starting with our winter and spring bucket list. How many have you checked off the list? Whether you try CrossFit for the first time or you decide to take advantage of the healing power of acupuncture, go ahead and give writer Barry Bortnick’s bucket list ideas a try.
And, since Colorado’s weather is unpredictable (especially this year), toggle between both hot and cold wellness ideas from Aimee Heckel, like floating in a sensory deprivation tank or getting a hot stone massage. Ice skating, sledding, smoothies and winter hiking can all help you feel more like yourself.
Grab a cup of coffee and curl up in your favorite chair to read all about how Resource Central has been leading conservation efforts in Boulder for the last 45 years. Now, they’re unveiling the results of a major $2.9 million renovation that makes it even easier to shop there and find new-to-you construction materials and home goods. You, too, can help keep items out of the landfill and take the first steps toward lowering your impact on the environment, with help from their knowledgeable staff members and innovative programs and initiatives. I personally love their Garden in a Box program and can’t wait to plant even more water-wise plants in my yard.
Also carve out some time to read Aimee’s thought-provoking profile of Common Threads, a totally unique Boulder consignment store and sewing center led by founder Libby Alexander. “After this last year, people need to feel good about themselves. A lot of us gained weight or feel depressed or are struggling in other ways,” she says. “When someone is smiling when they walk out of the store, it really does matter.”
Fill your creative cup by stopping by a few of Boulder’s best art galleries, then pop into some of Boulder’s best restaurants, bars and coffee shops to indulge in seasonal sips like an espresso martini at Jax or afternoon tea at Dushanbe. Writer Brittany Anas has the scoop on both — and when you pair the ideas in her two stories together, you get a quintessentially Boulder afternoon or evening.
When was the last time you made the trip to Longmont, Boulder’s neighbor to the northeast? Consider heading there soon to take advantage of the many trails and open spaces, bars, restaurants, local shops, farms and more.
You’ll feel slightly better about the state of our planet after reading Jeff Blumenfeld’s piece on Boulder’s climate change leaders. Learn more about inspiring people like Waleed Abdalati, CU Boulder professor of geography and executive director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and Ulyana Horodyskyj, Ph.D., a geologist/glaciologist/climate change expert who has dedicated her career to educating the public about science.
Read our interview with Dave Query, founder of Big Red F restaurant group, to hear how his team weathered the storm during the pandemic and how they’re approaching pay inequity with their employees.
And finally, gather up your friends and family and head to brunch at some of Boulder’s best spots for brunching.
We hope you enjoy this issue of the magazine as much as we enjoy putting it together! Cheers to 2022!