Showing posts from August, 2016

West Coast Roadtrip: Helen Hunt Falls

Welcome back to the journey through curved roads, high altitudes and endless views of the beauty of nature. We decided to continue our trip around Colorado springs, a quick search on google and entering our destination on our GPS lead us to sharp curved roads going uphill through North Cheyenne Cañon Park.

 Driving Through the twists and turns of North Cheyenne Cañon Park

 We came here looking for Helen Hunt  falls but what we saw along the way was just as beautiful as what we first planned to see in the first place. Indeed the saying "it's not about the destination, it's about the journey" is true.

Helen Hunt falls is located inside North Cheyenne Cañon Park, a short travel up winding roads will take you 7,000 feet above sea level to the parking area of the park.

Beautiful curved roads

Seven falls entrance, it's privately owned, hence the entrance fee.

Remember, this was a budget travel so we avoided any paid parks, Seven falls had an entrance fee, Helen Hunt f…

West Coast roadtrip: Garden Of the Gods

Welcome to day two of our road trip to Colorado, destination Garden of the Gods. Join us on another day of our budget trip to Colorado, USA.

Garden of the Gods "Given to the city of Colorado Springs in 1909  by the children of  CHARLES ELLIOT PERKINS  in fulfillment of his wish that it be kept forever free to the public"
Our stroll around Colorado springs lead us to the search of free places to go to and this was on top of the list. A nice scenic drive up around twisted roads and landscapes to the top of a mountain, where every turn will feed your eyes with breathtaking sights. 
A popular destination for tourists and locals, hikers, bikers and joggers, this place is amazing. It should be on every ones top 10 places to see in the USA. 

The route has plenty of pull over sites on the side of the road for you to capture and breath in the beauty the garden of the Gods has to offer. 

The main parking lot will lead you to this, a concrete path to walk around the Garden of the Gods.

 These …

Back to school savings with Dryel

This is for all us parents out there who have kids going back to school this month. Done are the days when we all had plenty of time on our hands and spending during the summer went out of hand so we can go on those family getaways with the kids.
Now back to reality. Kids allowance, school supplies, new clothes for the new school year. All these expenses add up! Also keep in mind the time you have to spend driving your kids to school and you having to go to work after. Not enough time to do errands and chores. 
Every single penny matters and finding extra ways to save time and money is a must, from simple things as deciding on what food to buy, where to eat, where to gas up all the way down on how to save on laundry.

This is where Dryel comes into play.
What exactly is Dryel? It's a dry cleaner minus the stress and hassle,  It's an at-home dry cleaner!

 With Dryel, you will be able to save money and do your dry cleaning at home so you won't have to worry about wasting tim…

West Coast Roadtrip: Manitou Springs, Colorado

Travelling doesn't have to come with a steep price. You don't have to spend too much to go out and explore. Of course people love to travel and make plans and itineraries to make the most out of their time, but like the saying goes, it's not about the destination, it's the journey and fun that matters. That's why i recommend that you step out of your comfort zone and make that spur of the moment trip to a place you have never been to before.

Welcome to Colorado sign

I'm going to give you an example of one of our spur of the moment trips to Colorado. I'm from New Mexico. My mother-in-law had an out of town trip to Florida so we drove her to the Airport In Lubbock, Texas. Since school starts the following week, we thought of how to make the most out of the last few days our kids were on school break. So we decided to drive to Colorado and explore. With limited budget and a days worth of clothes that we keep in our cars trunk for emergencies, we started our r…