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Four Scenic Drives Near Golden

There’s nothing like a Sunday drive to blaze a leisurely trail along a resplendent road of nature’s treasures. Grab your sunglasses and driving gloves and take a spin along one of these soul-soothing expeditions. Lariat Loop Taking its names from the historic Lariat Trail, this drive is billed as “forty miles of western adventure.” The Lariat Loop was one of the first routes that Denver developed to promote more travel up to the mountains. The road connects a series of two dozen parks including Red Rock Amphitheater, Buffalo Bill’s Grave and the buffalo overlook, where you might get to see

12 Bucket List Trips for Seniors

With more time to see the world, retirees are flocking to their dream vacations for relaxation and adventure, nostalgia and noshes. It’s no surprise retired boomers spend the most on leisure travel when it comes to must-see trips (an average of $3,700 per year, according to CNBC travel). AARP reports that the Caribbean/Latin America and Europe top the list in popular international destinations, while Florida and California continue to draw the most domestic vacationers. Here are 12 of some of the most iconic spots to consider for your next essential getaway. Island Paradise Fiji Escaping to the middle of nowhere

Fun Things to do with Out-of-Town Guests

Once you’ve grabbed them from the airport and had a chance to catch up, what’s next? Plenty, with this handy list of amusements in and around Golden. Take the quintessential Colorado mountain drive. It doesn’t get much better than a scenic spin up Lariat Loop Trail to the top of Lookout Mountain. The views are spectacular, and the thrill of hairpin turns and white-knuckle drop-offs is enough to delight even the most fearless of house guests. Plus, who doesn’t love gaining 1,300 feet in a mere mile. Do a brew. Golden has no shortage of great craft breweries to frequent,

Date Nights (and Days) Around Golden

You can do better than dinner and a movie. Take a cue from these creative options to spice things up with your soulmate. Golden Puzzle Room Escape rooms are all the rage, providing the perfect mix of thrill, challenge and fun to commune with your better half. At Golden Puzzle Room, you’ll solve riddles and clues together in order to escape stimulated danger or reach a goal before time runs out. A nice options for a double date, too. Symmetry Massage Melt stress together with a massage a deux. Choose from several different treatments, including a Harmony Massage or Balance

Science-Based Ways to Stick to Your Fitness Routine

It’s winter. Why is it so hard to get off the sofa? Here are 5 proven ways to stay motivated to move. Wake up early. According to a study published in Health Pscychology, morning is the best time to develop a health habit. Why? Because your cortisol levels are higher, giving you a natural rev of energy. As the day goes on, decisions and activities can slowly start to erode your willpower. Get it out of the way first thing, no excuses. Find a buddy or two. Research shows that people who work out with a partner exert more effort and

Best Weekend Getaways

When the dust settles on the holidays, it’s time to get away. Sometimes forty-eight hours of fun is all it takes to relax and revive. Here are five quick trips to get the job done. Salt Lake City, UT Foodies and artisanal boozers will find much to love in Salt Lake City, where friendly people, great dining and outdoor adventure reign supreme. Make your way through the city’s copious craft breweries and distilleries by night. Then dry out during the day by skiing Snowbird, Alta or Brighton  mountains. Non-snowbirds can hop the Trax light rial to the Red Butte Garden,

Top 5 Vacation Destinations for 2019

You’ve decided you want to travel more next year, but you want something different, something inspired. Here are five trending spots experts are saying you’ll want to put on your radar. Morocco Morocco is becoming more mainstream. Tourism has more than doubled since 2002, according to CNN Travel, and the country is making a push to attract tourists for its rich history and intense natural beauty. Get lost in the vibrant alleyways, spice-market smells and lively bazaars of bustling, chaotic Marrakech. Then head to the ancient Kasbah in Ouarzazate to enjoy its unforgettable sunrises and sunsets. Hike between Berber villages

Resident Event Calendar

Epoque has a variety of opportunities to come together, get out and explore, and experience something new. Our extensive list of happenings, both on and off-site, are tailored to all – fitness enthusiasts, social butterflies, outdoors lovers, and serenity-seekers alike. Choose from cooking classes, mountain biking, yoga classes, wine tasting, nature hikes, and so much more! Take advantage of all that Golden, Colorado has to offer and sign up for one – or all – of our upcoming resident events! See what upcoming events are in store at Epoque Golden this March!  

Make Your Holidays Golden

It’s not Christmas in Golden without Santa sightings, parades and a dazzling display of downtown lights. Get in the holiday spirit all monthlong with these time-honored traditions.  44th Annual Holiday Art Market Finish your last-minute holiday shopping by scouting the stalls of more than 100 local artists hawking their wares—from fine ceramics, jewelry and paintings to photography, woodworking, seasonal items and more. It’s the ultimate shop local experience. Admission is free.   Daily through December 30 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Foothills Art Center – 809 15th St Olde Golden Christmas Parades Watch a festive cast of characters (including

Here’s Why Skiing is Ridiculously Good for You

There’s no greater rush than the wind in your face and the powder under your skin. Bu [spoiler alert] tearing up the slopes also has all kinds of health benefits, too.    It’s great for your heart and circulation. Both downhill and cross-country skiing offer cardio metabolic benefits, including improved insulin resistance, body composition and glucose metabolism, as well as lower blood pressure, lipids and heart rate. Skiing also reinvigorates blood vessels and cell health. It makes you stronger. All that carving, skidding and pivoting puts a fair amount of weight on your knees, ankles and feet, which strengthens the