Jenna Blumenfeld

10 Gorgeous Photos From My Trip To Telluride

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Some say the remote mountain town of Telluride earned its name from the phrase, “To Hell You Ride.” Well, if this is Hell, I better start sinning. About seven hours from Denver, Telluride is nestled into the fourteener-heavy San Juan Mountain range. The mountains are believed to be much younger than the Rockies, and haven’t […]

I’m Pretty Sure Colorado Is Turning Me Into A Hippie

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Problem After two years of living in Boulder, it’s easy (albeit somewhat embarrassing) to see how much I’ve imbibed in the Republic’s Kool-Aid. Within a month of being in Colorado, I realized that I have nowhere near enough gear. Upon arrival, I immediately bought a road bike. I’ve been a proud owner of not […]

Psy Fans Gallop To Gangnam District (And Why I’m Not Happy About It)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

You might assume that most global citizens have had enough of Psy, the infamous rapper who, if he didn’t invent his signature “gallop” dance, certainly resurrected it. You may think this genius of a man has been transformed into something even more obsolete than a teeny-bopper’s “so over” description: gasp, a meme. Though Psy has […]

How Giving Nepalis The Gift Of Clean Cooking Helps Save Lives

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Himalayan Stove Project is one of those organizations that mediates a need most westerners don’t even know is an issue. Sure, we hear about world tragedies on the news: poverty, war and natural disasters. These are noteworthy, pressing problems in need of media attention and aid. But it’s rare that a nonprofit has the […]

Time To Rejoice, Arapahoe Basin Is Open

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It’s what every ski nut waits for. After the biking. After the hiking. After the fourteeners. After the sailing. These summer activities, while fun, have really only been holding place for the addictive sport of the winter season: skiing. Wax your skis and polish your goggles, because the Colorado ski season is officially open. Well, […]

Antarctica Is Just A Flight Away, What Are You Waiting For?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

In 1820, Nathaniel Palmer discovered Antarctica when he was merely 22. Palmer was the captain of sealing ship Hero, and when he was in the area seeking more seals to fill the insatiable New England appetite for seal skins, he spotted the Antarctica Peninsula. In addition to imparting all 20-somethings with feelings of inadequacy (what […]

How I Found Colorado Atop Crestone Needle

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It was Thursday morning and my cell phone lit up. I had a text. “Look up Crestone Needle and let me know if you have the balls for that one.” It was from my climbing friend Nick. I typed “” into my browser — the go-to website for all things pertaining to Colorado’s storied fourteeners […]

In Defense Of Books

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Let’s all give a collective sigh of appreciation for the pure unadulterated joy of books. Let’s toast their smooth, creamy pages, their musty smell, their meticulously designed covers. Recall the weight of a hefty book in your hand— it’s much better than the overly bright, soul-sucking computer screen you’re staring at right now. The best […]

Top 5 Reasons Travelers Are Sexy

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

As if you needed another excuse to travel. A recent survey conducted by an Australian-based travel agency revealed that traveling may be the single most important attribute you should advertise on your sketchy online dating profile. Apparently traveling is one of the most attractive traits for single coeds. I mean come on, tell us something […]

5 Great Places To Camp In The American Southwest

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Campsites vary from the most primitive of settings to truly exceptional sleeping quarters. Some may only have simple pit toilets (nose-pinching and breath-holding required), while others have full-on hot showers, laundromats and convenience stores with coveted goodies such as Clif Bars and miniature bottles of bourbon. While no summer road trip is complete without a […]

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