The Ultimate Guide: 10 Things to do in Breckenridge

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My Ultimate Guide for 10 things to do in Breckenridge, Colorado includes photos of fun winter activities. Click for travel tips and fun bucket list ideas! Travel North America, United States, Outdoor activities #Breckenridge #Colorado #outdooradventures #traveltips #travelnorthamerica

It’s about time I wrote this ultimate guide of 10 things to do in Breckenridge Colorado. This pretty mountain town is one of my favorite places in Colorado! Skiing and snowboarding are the main attractions for tourists in winter, but there are many other activities to choose from.

But first, a little history about Breckenridge:

Breck was established in 1859 after prospectors discovered gold in placer mines (dug straight down) along the Blue River and Idaho Springs during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. Soon others rushed to Summit County to stake a claim.

Last month, I bushwhacked through the forest and came upon a clearing. When the snow sloped downward in a large bowl, I turned back. I didn’t want to fall into a placer mine by accident! These commonplace mines are located along most trails.

General George E. Spencer named the town after Vice President, John C. Breckinridge…

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The Beast From the East

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SO! Who has heard or experienced this ‘Beast from the East’? I certainly have been in the midst of it all. Currently waiting for the big fall to come this afternoon which will be oh so fun! *rolls eyes*.


What is ‘The Beast from the East’? 

You can find out and educate yourself here… The Beast from the East . 

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(Picture from the BBC)

In short:

Blizzards, strong winds, drifting snow and the bitter cold has caused death and disruption as the weather system nicknamed the “Beast from the East” combined with Storm Emma to create some of the most testing weather experienced in the UK for years.

The Met Office issued a red warning – its most severe alert – on Thursday as temperatures plunged and up to 50cm (20 inches) of snow fell on high ground. Forecasters said the harsh conditions could continue in…

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Frozen Waterfalls and Other Snowy Beauties

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Here in the NC mountains we have been experiencing colder than usual temperatures for extended period of times. As much as I detest my face hurting when I walk outside, the frozen beauty the single digits bring is almost worth it. My hubby and I started the year off with a couple of chilly hikes. It was so cold my phone stopped working mid-hike and had to be warmed up before I could take more pictures. So these aren’t my best work but I risked hand frost-bite to get them! I’ve coupled the pictures with some motivational quotes to get the year started right!

“The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.”~James Yorke

frozentombranchfalls photocred:cperciaccanto             Tom Branch Falls

“If you want your dreams to come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.”      ~J.M. Power

snow trees photocred:cperciaccanto…

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Weathered: Lava’s Journey to the Bottoms of My Feet

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Originally posted on Second Wind Leisure Perspectives:
Although our week on the Big Island of Hawaii is nearing its end, I managed to incorporate our visit to Volcanoes National Park into the Weekly Photo challenge: Weathered. Where did the sand of…

2017 Hokkaido Winter Drive – Blog Series

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In this blog series, I share the experience of my first winter drive in Hokkaido. Many of you are fans of my Singapore-Thailand road trips. This road trip, however, is a completely different animal, especially for many of us who have never driven in the snow and icy conditions before.

This was also the first time in 17 years I’ve rented a car for a holiday drive. I booked a car from the excellent website Rentalcars.com, a zippy Mazda 2 which is sufficient for two adults and one child. After doing a bit of research, I realised that an International Driving Permit would be required for driving in Japan. This is easily available at the Automobile Association of Singapore. The application procedure was super easy and convenient- I did a walk-in application at the Ang Mo Kio office and it took me only 10 minutes, all you need…

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