June 22, 2012

Colorado Vacation

Hi everyone! Great news - I'm home from vacation!

My family vacationed in Colorado this year for a week. We went to Denver, Colorado Springs, and Boulder, and it was soooo much fun!

We first flew into Denver on a Saturday and spent the day exploring the city. The city was gorgeous - it was huge but so clean & there was a big pedestrian-only street that was very adorable. The weird thing is that Denver seemed so empty! After visiting Boston & New York City many times the lack of it just seemed so strange to me.

After that we drove to Colorado Springs. We stayed in a gorgeous hotel & spent a bunch of time relaxing at the pool. We also went white water rafting, zip lining, & biking down a huge 14,000 ft mountain - terrifying but so cool!

The view from the pool at our hotel

Finally, for the last 3 days of our vacation, we went to Boulder. This was my favorite city because it was gorgeous & the city was so cute! There were huge mountains in the background, plus lots of trees (a lot of Colorado was much more desert-like than I expected). Boulder had a busy downtown area, the main part of which was Pearl Street. It was very similar to Church Street - which I loved! It was filled with amazing restaurants & cool, quirky shops.

Part of Pearl Street with mountains in the background

One of my favorite restaurants in Boulder was the Dushanbe Tea House - it was a gift to the city of Boulder from Tajikistan. Not only was it delicious, but it was also very beautiful; the designs were so intricate and I was absolutely in love with the whole place.

A look at some of the carvings, statues, & fountain inside the tea house

All around, it was an amazing vacation. I loved spending time with my family, exploring Colorado, and getting to do some cool outdoor activities.

In other news, I mentioned in my last post that Lauren (my friend & fellow blogger) and I had a super awesome secret. Well now we can finally share it with you all (if you read Lauren's blog you'll already know the secret)! A few months ago we applied to start a branch of Her Campus at Saint Mike's.

Her Campus is an online magazine for college girls, started in 2009 by three Harvard grads. Hundreds of schools have personalized branches, and we wanted to join the ranks as leaders of the SMC branch! Thankfully, we were given the okay last week & we're in the midst of creating the branch & hiring staff! We couldn't be happier & I'm so excited for the branch to launch on September 11th!

If anyone is interested in writing for the Saint Mike's Her Campus Branch, please send me an email! Even if you're an incoming first-year & haven't even started at SMC yet, we'd love to get your perspective & have you write for us.

If you have any questions at all, send me an email! If it's about writing for Her Campus email me here. If it's about Saint Mike's, email me here. I can't wait to hear from all of you & I hope you're all having a wonderful summer!

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