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Kendall Akin

Kendall grew up in Austin and like a lot of Texans do, fell in love with Colorado for its crisp mountain air and couldn't wait to make the move. Kendall stays curious about the world through her love of traveling, conversations with kind strangers & listening to every Avett Brothers song on repeat to find new meanings. She is a National Park lover and is determined to visit all 58 National Parks before she's 58. Her "Estes Favorite" is walking up and down the river walk with a hot cup of coffee.

How to Spend Easter in Estes Park

Early April is an invigorating time in Estes Park—the cold is easing, new growth is right around the corner and the promise of spring is close at hand; it’s an environment that’s sure to augment this special day. Spend Easter weekend in Estes Park. Here’s how. Get Up and Out for Sunrise Sunrise…

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Ways to Go Green on St. Patrick's Day

Wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day is a tradition tied to Irish folklore that says wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns, which like to pinch anyone they can see. No comment on the abundance of leprechauns in Estes Park (perhaps they hang out with Bigfoot?). But go ahead and wear green…

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Tour the Seasons of Estes with These Adventures

Something people love about Colorado is getting to fully experience every season. Even with distinct season changes, the sun is shining 300 days a year - making winter more enjoyable and giving summer a reason for you to cool down on the lake. The contrasting seasons make Colorado the best home base…

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The Estes Park Required Reading List

While there are endless official guidebooks telling you exactly where to go, when to go, and how to go, there are some unofficial “guide books” that might inspire you as well. Whether that's searching for ghosts at the Stanley, summiting Longs Peak in a dress or just getting outside and doing things…

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Get Started Winter Hiking

Winter hiking: when to strap on snowshoes, microspikes or your trusty hiking boots Winter adventure can be intimidating for the devoted summer chasers, but if you can walk, you can snowshoe or strap some microspikes on. It’s the right level of stepping out of your comfort zone and easing into the…

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Bring Estes Home with these Recipes

There’s this push and pull when we go on vacation between a love of eating out and the longing for a home cooked meal. Experiencing the foodie scene of a new place is part of the “vacation package” but I know that when I return home, one of my bigger exhales is eating a home cooked meal. We want to…

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How to Stay Warm in Estes this Winter

Winter adventure can be intimidating because well, it’s cold. We’ve gathered some ways for you to keep warm this winter in Estes (hint: it’s easier than you think). At your home away from home The speediest way to achieve ultimate coziness is in your lodging. Choose a cabin with a hot tub that…

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Estes Shopping Tips

Here in Estes, store owners are taking extra precautions to ensure your safety while shopping. We don’t want you to miss out on the idyllic experience that is strolling up and down Elkhorn Avenue, and Estes Park is a pretty great place to find the perfect Christmas gift. So consider these to be our…

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