When I quit my job last year, I was pumped to find out about the concept of ‘vacation payout.’ I’m quitting and you’re giving me money? Sweet. At that time, I decided it was only appropriate that I use my vacation payout to go on vacation! A great deal on a flight, off-season hotel prices, and six months of savings later, and a trip to Colorado was born. Matt and I enjoyed going out west so much last year, that we decided to explore another area. We’ll be spending time days in Steamboat Springs and checking out Denver too!  As always, recommendations are welcome:)




  1. Jenn

    My husband and I just had our honeymoon in Steamboat & Denver!! Be sure to check out Creekside Cafe for breakfast– they have 10+ different varieties of Eggs Benedict!!

  2. Lindsay

    I have a condo out in Steamboat that is AMAZING and if you want to email me, I can get you some additional information! 🙂

  3. Oh my gosh, I would kill for a ‘vacation payout’. Is this a US thing? I’ve never heard of it. But seriously, nothing beats travelling. I definitely can’t wait until you post your trip pics. I’m always looking for new destinations to go to.

  4. Winona’s Cafe for breakfast is a must! Also, BeauJo’s Pizza for dinner, Bamboo market for vegetarian-friendly picnic supplies, and don’t forget to do the alpine slide!!

  5. Lisa

    I have no advice for Steamboat, but I know alllll about Denver!

    Lucile’s Creole Cafe for breakfast/brunch – SERIOUSLY.

    Vesta Dipping Grill

    Green Russell for speakeasy cocktails.

    Osteria Marco

    Stella (in the Highlands)

    Lola (also Highlands)

    Little Man Ice Cream

    Snooze for brunch

    Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs

    Great Divide Brewing Company

    Falling Rock Taphouse for beer

    And if you get a chance to get out of town, head to Lyons to Oskar Blues.

  6. kathleen

    I live in Denver as well and here are my favorite places to eat…

    Dinner- Linger, Sushi Sasa, ChoLon, and TAG

    Lunch- The Market and Civic Center Eats (Tuesday and Thursday food truck party)

    Breakfast- Snooze, Gaia Bistro, and DJ’s Berkley Cafe

    Denver Breweries- Trve, Denver Beer Co., Great Divide, Renegade

Comments are closed.