This post is in partnership with Hotel Teatro & Ace Eat Serve. All opinions expressed are my own.
As I reached another year to celebrate my birthday, I knew I wanted to travel to a location where I can feel "on top of the world." Ever since I traveled to Honolulu for a birthday solo trip in 2016, I always made it a priority for me to travel and enjoy the company of myself and a place I've never been to before. Each trip has made me learn something about myself, and now that I'm turning 25, I wanted to find a quick getaway with an amazing outdoor view. With all the anticipating changes I'm making in my life, beginning the year in Colorado instantly popped into my mind.
Colorado has been one of the top must-see states on my travel list since I could remember. Everyone always gushes about their annual Aspen resort family vacations and Rocky Mountain 14-day hiking trips when I was a kid...and I always got a little jealous. One, I'm not the type of girl who just immerses herself in the wilderness and camp outdoors just to look at constellations and make fire out of wood, nor do people ever invite me to join in these types of escapades. People who personally know me understand that it's just not me (insert clapping with every underlined word).
However, Denver seemed like the best place to change that side of me. Being widely known as the "Mile High City," Denver had the best of both worlds when it comes to urban life and country side views. I didn't think twice about the opportunity to go to Colorado and spontaneously booked the flight...assuring myself that I'll figure out the details later. After exploring the city on my own, here is my detailed solo travel guide to Denver:
This post is in partnership with Hotel Alessandra. All opinions expressed are my own.
When I return home from a trip, I immediately resume the life I'd left off. Seeing wonderful sights and feeling so inspired by the people and culture around the world seems to create an invisible boundary line from the confinements of the old lifestyle and city in which I was raised. Although I keep changing as a person after every trip, the normalcy of my life back home seems to create an even thicker boundary from my never-ending travel bucket list. From working, managing my finances, and being there for my family, I never fully understood Houston's charm in the eyes of a tourist.
That thought changed when I was met with the opportunity to have a weekend staycation at Hotel Alessandra. Not only was it a chance to take a break from my everyday schedule, but it was also a recently new hotel that had the service, amenities, and luxury design that make you see the fancy side of Houston like never before.