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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. Her "Estes Favorite" is walking up and down the river walk with a hot cup of coffee.

How to Spend A Day on Lake Estes

Nothing says summer more than a day spent on and around the lake. You’ve probably seen Lake Estes as you are driving into town, you may have even driven over it. Well, it’s the perfect time to get on it. We decided to help you plan your day on the lake. Here’s how it goes: Start off your day with…

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Take a Green Trip to Estes Park

Surrounded by mountains, the need to respect and commit to conserving our natural environment is evident in Estes Park. Here’s how you can do your part while you’re here. Check out the Farmer’s Market Every Thursday in the summer, local vendors set up and display products from right here in the…

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Spend a Weekend with Your Dad in Estes Park

Dad's day is coming up (June 19), and summer is here! We’ve rounded up some of our top “dadtivities” to do with whoever you choose to celebrate. If you’re a dad reading this – go ahead and forward to your kiddos for some subtle hints. Fishing When you’re waiting for a fish to come along, you have…

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Dine & Drink Al Fresco in Estes Park

When the sun is shining and the warm weather hits, you’ll see Coloradans looking for a sunny patio to even out their well-earned goggle tans. What’s better than enjoying a crisp, citrusy beer or a salt-lined margarita on a charming patio after a long day of hiking? If al fresco dining and drinking…

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Best Places to Brunch in Estes Park

When you have an itinerary packed with adventure, breakfast really does become the most important meal of the day whether it’s before or after the adventure. Plus, it’s a great chance to debrief the jaw-dropping sunrise you just witnessed on your hike. Estes Park has it all when it comes to…

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3 Best Places to Propose in Estes Park

The winter season seems to also be known as proposal season in the wedding world and Estes Park is full of beautiful places to ensure they’ll say “YES!” Here are some spots that are sure to set the mood. Dream Lake The name should tell you all you need to know, it’s a dreamy place to ask someone…

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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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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). 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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