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America’s Top Adventure Vacation Destinations

Get your heart pumping with these awe-inspiring getaways.   Not all trips are meant to bake on the beach. Intrepid travelers, take heart. We’ve rounded up some of the classic adrenaline-inducing destinations for your bucket list getaway. No passport required. Grand Canyon, Arizona There’s a reason it’s consistently ranked the best single adventure trip in America. Experience some of the earth’s biggest rapids through Lava Falls, day hike along the South Kaibab Trail and swim through the dazzlingly bright turquoise waters of Havasu Creek. Best time to go: March through May or September through November   Lake Tahoe, California Lake

Colorado’s Top Golf Courses

Everyone who lives or has visited Colorado knows that it has exceptional weather for the majority of the year and beautiful natural landscaping from corner to corner. This natural landscaping, however, has also led to the development of first-rate golf courses. Here are some of the best courses in the Denver area. Castle Pines Golf Club Castle Rock, Private Completed in 1981, Castle Pines Golf Club was built to showcase the natural landscape of the site. Rolling hills, dense tress, ravines and elevation changes make this course stand out and has helped make it one of the best golf courses

Golden’s Top Summer Events

Savor every second of the season with art, adventure, and, of course, beer.   Whether you’re a kayaking superstar or just want to commune downtown with great food and drink, Golden has something for everyone when the weather warms up. Cram in all the festivals, sporting events and rodeo shows you can handle with our roundup of all that sizzles this summer.   Golden Games May 18 – 20, 2018 This three-day weekend is an adventurer’s paradise. With a variety of sporting competitions, live music, demos, clinics and gear swaps, it’s designed to be enjoyed by athletes (from newbies to

A Beginner’s Guide to Acupuncture

If you’ve ever wondered why people pay to have a bunch of needles put in them, wonder no longer. Here is a beginner’s guide to acupuncture, an ancient practice with proven health benefits.   The first practice of documented acupuncture traces all the way back to 2600 BCE in China within The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, but is believed to have been practiced much earlier. The theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns or channels of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions to this flow are believed to

10 Smart Tips to Downsize in Style

As you ready for your new fun-sized lifestyle in a smaller space or apartment, here are some tried-and-true ways to create a stylish, streamlined look. Voilà! More room to enjoy what matters most.   1. Shift your mindset. There’s a lot to look forward to in a smaller space. If you’ve shifted from home to apartment, you can enjoy the freedom of maintenance-free, lock and leave living. With less items tucked away in remote basements or closets, you’ve got more of what you need at your fingertips. Embrace the lightness.   2. Measure twice, move once. It sounds obvious, but

Your Adventure Guide to Mud Season

Ahhhhhhh. Springtime in Colorado: those sloppy, unpredictable months when the groomers are lousy for skiing, many resort-town businesses shut down, and most trails are still too slushy to enjoy. Conventional wisdom says to avoid the mountains during April and May, but 5280 found 24 reasons—from sublime spa deals to epic bike rides to effortless fly-fishing—you should head for the hills right now. Go Gravel Riding In the world of cycling, roadies and mountain bikers don’t always agree. But if there is a happy medium both cycling and sbucultures can enjoy, especially in spring when trails are tender and susceptible to

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Health Benefits of Kombucha

Though kombucha didn’t appear on the shelves of U.S. health food stores until the 1990s, humans have been swilling the fermented tea for more than 2,000 years. Legend holds that this mystical brew was first consumed by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in ancient China, one of the first civilizations to recognize the health benefits of kombucha. Whether you drink kombucha for those very purported health benefits or just because you enjoy the taste of the fermented tea drink, kombucha has a storied history with human health. Sometimes referred to as “mushroom tea”, homemade kombucha is fermented by a colony of bacteria

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Best Wearable Tech for 2018

Wearable technology has become a norm in today’s society with new styles, brands and types coming out every few months. Here are some of the best wearable tech for 2018, reviewed by CNet.   Apple Watch Series 3 The Apple Watch Series 3 offers built-in cellular for data and phone calls. It works remarkably well, but not without a cost – in battery life and money.  The Good: Cellular connection works well for phone calls, email, Siri and messages, and music now syncs more easily. There are new improvements in fitness tracking and added watch faces. Newly added barometer to

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Health Benefits of Wine

Two studies reveal that grape compounds’ anti-inflammatory properties that can help depression and the brain. Two lesser-known grape compounds could help treat and defend against stress-induced depression. In a study published online in Nature Communications, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York found that dihydrocaffeic acid (DHCA) and malvidin-3’-O-glucoside (mal-gluc), both of which are nutrients found in grapes, mitigated stress-induced depression in mice by targeting newly discovered mechanisms of the disease. The study’s text argues that low response rates associated with current popular antidepressants—not to mention their wide range of side effects—indicates a need

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Terrifying Things to Do in Colorado

From climbing mountains to massive canyon swings, here’s a list of Colorado things sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Keep in mind that some of these activities might be dangerous. Stay within your own abilities and use caution when necessary. Cross the Devil’s Causeway If you’re scared of heights, this one might rank a little higher. The Devil’s Causeway is a land bridge in the Flat Tops Wilderness and it gets pretty narrow in the middle section – roughly four feet wide. It’s rocky, but if you’re got steady feet beneath you, you’ll be fine. Be warned, this location is

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