[{"dateRaw":"\/Date(1495547442940)\/","id":"a28c97f0-42a7-6b1d-a093-ff000061b5f8","picture":"https://authentrip1.s3.amazonaws.com/images/default-source/aws/blogcdn/flatirons---boulder-co.jpg?sfvrsn=0","title":"A Microadventure in Boulder, Colorado","article":"The dark clouds hanging over usually sunny Boulder, Colorado should have given me pause. But that afternoon in late April, I was on a mission: As soon as the school day ended, my partner Jean-François and I stuffed sleeping bags, extra layers, and burritos into backpacks, and hurried the teenagers—Jean François’ daughter Sophie and her boyfriend Peter—to the trailhead. We were embarking on a microadventure, a term coined by author and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Alastair Humphreys.","summary":"The dark clouds hanging over usually sunny Boulder, Colorado should have given me pause. But that afternoon in late April, I was on a mission: As soon as the school day ended, my partner Jean-François and I stuffed sleeping bags, extra layers, and burritos into backpacks, and hurried the teenagers—Jean François’ daughter Sophie and her boyfriend Peter—to the trailhead. We were embarking on a microadventure, a term coined by author and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Alastair Humphreys.","date":"May 23, 2017"},{"dateRaw":"\/Date(1491943997827)\/","id":"cb8397f0-42a7-6b1d-a093-ff000061b5f8","picture":"https://authentrip1.s3.amazonaws.com/images/default-source/aws/blogcdn/bonneville-salt-flats-3.jpg?sfvrsn=0\" sfref=\"[images|OpenAccessDataProvider]ac8397f0-42a7-6b1d-a093-ff000061b5f8\"","title":"Hitting the Road, Family Style","article":null,"summary":"Road trips with kids have changed a lot since my childhood in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. Back then, I’d start each trip with great expectations from the way-back of our wood-paneled station wagon. The taste of sweet jam blended with crushed, bitter Dramamine would linger in my mouth, and I’d snuggle into my encampment in the trunk, my stuffed animals propping me up against the piled-up Naugahyde suitcases","date":"April 11, 2017"},{"dateRaw":"\/Date(1484105043493)\/","id":"8ced96f0-42a7-6b1d-a093-ff000061b5f8","picture":"https://authentrip1.s3.amazonaws.com/images/default-source/aws/blogcdn/main-street-telluride.jpg?sfvrsn=2","title":"Classic Colorado Ski Towns","article":null,"summary":"The question usually comes right after “Why is the airport so far away?” and “Does everyone here just smoke pot all day?” When you live in Colorado, snow-minded visitors want to know, “What’s the best ski area?”","date":"January 11, 2017"},{"dateRaw":"\/Date(1480522538277)\/","id":"bfd596f0-42a7-6b1d-a093-ff000061b5f8","picture":"https://authentrip1.s3.amazonaws.com/images/default-source/aws/blogcdn/el-paisano-hotel-marfa-tx.jpg?sfvrsn=0","title":"Big Bend Country — West Texas","article":null,"summary":"Big Bend is where the West remains wild and where folklore meets modern art. And I believe it’s the closest thing to time travel you can get in this country.\n\nThe area’s authenticity is due to its little-known splendor. Sure, Texan natives make a pilgrimage or two out to America’s last frontier, but this rustic hidden gem—home to a John Wayne-esque history with the Chisos Indians, cattle drives, and borderland brawls—is largely unheard of across the country.","date":"November 30, 2016"},{"dateRaw":"\/Date(1478056361300)\/","id":"4fab96f0-42a7-6b1d-a093-ff000061b5f8","picture":"https://authentrip1.s3.amazonaws.com/images/default-source/aws/blogcdn/traveling-couple-golden-gate-bridge-3.jpg?sfvrsn=2","title":"Travel — The Essential Relationship Test","article":null,"summary":"It’s a relationship rite of passage, a lovers’ litmus test for whether you and your significant other have what it takes.\n\nWe’re talking about the first time you travel together, that close-quarters temperature-taker where you discover whether you’re at least tolerably compatible under what can be the most random and chaotic conditions. But it also may reveal the opposite: The trip could expose something in your differing styles that jostles your couplehood like a cosmic beverage cart against the aisle armrests of your psyche. Possibly even a deal-breaker.","date":"November 02, 2016"},{"dateRaw":"\/Date(1475200512213)\/","id":"f49a96f0-42a7-6b1d-a093-ff000061b5f8","picture":"https://authentrip1.s3.amazonaws.com/images/default-source/aws/blogcdn/the-love-apple-taos-nm73ea96f042a76b1da093ff000061b5f8.jpg?sfvrsn=0","title":"Finding a Culinary Oasis — Great Food in Unexpected Places","article":null,"summary":"Great food always seems more delicious in an unexpected place. In the American West, where landscapes are so awe-inspiring, I’d be happy even if a bologna sandwich were all that awaited on the culinary front. However, when combined with sensational food, great experiences can be transformed into extraordinary ones.","date":"September 30, 2016"},{"dateRaw":"\/Date(1472838240000)\/","id":"c68c96f0-42a7-6b1d-a093-ff000061b5f8","picture":"https://authentrip1.s3.amazonaws.com/images/default-source/aws/blogcdn/mint-bar-sheridan-wy.jpg?sfvrsn=2","title":"Western Spirits — Bars and Saloons of the American West","article":null,"summary":"The West lives in the American consciousness as a region of endless possibility: A vast, untamed space filled with grandeur and almost unspeakable beauty. It’s a magnificent stage where the players are larger than life.\n \nAs is true for so many who grew up in this country, the myth of the American West is intricately woven into my earliest memories, complete with images of heroes and outlaws, dusty old towns and majestic mountain valleys.\n \nYet after living in the West for most of my adult life and crisscrossing its beautiful landscapes dozens of times, those myths were replaced by real-life experiences. The West that captured my childhood imagination, the one informed by stories, TV and movies, began to fade.\n \nThat all changed when I began scouting for Authentrip and discovered the West\u0027s impressive assortment of bars and saloons.","date":"September 02, 2016"},{"dateRaw":"\/Date(1469471940000)\/","id":"b82f94f0-42a7-6b1d-a093-ff000061b5f8","picture":"https://authentrip1.s3.amazonaws.com/images/default-source/aws/blogcdn/black-sheep-of-the-family.jpg?sfvrsn=4","title":"The 1-in-10 Rule","article":null,"summary":"It’s been my experience that real value lies in about 10 percent of everything: The best, most valuable things are found buried in a group of at least 10 other things in their category. In 10 different doctors’ visits, for example, you might find one that is truly talented. The same holds true for car mechanics, carpenters, chefs, designers — or any other profession you can think of..","date":"July 25, 2016"},{"dateRaw":"\/Date(1468268640000)\/","id":"237395f0-42a7-6b1d-a093-ff000061b5f8","picture":"https://authentrip1.s3.amazonaws.com/images/default-source/aws/blogcdn/ecola-state-park---oregon-53d6c95f042a76b1da093ff000061b5f8.jpg?sfvrsn=2\" alt=\"Ecola State Park - Oregon 5\"/\u003e","title":"Natural Wonder — The Healing Power of Nature","article":null,"summary":"As humankind has known instinctively for millennia, nature has a unique power to elevate our physical, emotional and even spiritual well-being. Long before antibiotics, pharmaceuticals or health clubs, people have sought remedies in nature—from plants, animals and herbs to the essential elements of fire, water, earth and air. Many cultures believe that nature is a living force with power to heal and even communicate. In more modern parlance, humankind shares a collective state of “biophilia”—a term defined as humanity’s affinity for nature.","date":"July 11, 2016"}] ["Activities","Adventure","Bars","Family Travel","Opinion","Restaurants","Skiing","Travel Knowledge "] [null,"All","Colorado","Texas"] [null,"All","Southwest","Texas","USA"] [{"Key":"\/Date(1495547442940)\/","Value":"May 23, 2017"},{"Key":"\/Date(1491943997827)\/","Value":"April 11, 2017"},{"Key":"\/Date(1484105043493)\/","Value":"January 11, 2017"},{"Key":"\/Date(1480522538277)\/","Value":"November 30, 2016"},{"Key":"\/Date(1478056361300)\/","Value":"November 02, 2016"},{"Key":"\/Date(1475200512213)\/","Value":"September 30, 2016"},{"Key":"\/Date(1472838240000)\/","Value":"September 02, 2016"},{"Key":"\/Date(1469471940000)\/","Value":"July 25, 2016"},{"Key":"\/Date(1468268640000)\/","Value":"July 11, 2016"}]
A Microadventure in Boulder, ColoradoHitting the Road, Family StyleClassic Colorado Ski TownsBig Bend Country — West TexasTravel — The Essential Relationship TestFinding a Culinary Oasis — Great Food in Unexpected PlacesWestern Spirits — Bars and Saloons of the American WestThe 1-in-10 RuleNatural Wonder — The Healing Power of Nature