Darcy's Planner Rating
Mom of 1
Age : 2 year old girl
Resident for : 7 years
Profession: In-house attorney, most recently for the world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella cheese!
#1 Travel Tip: Be sure to get outside of the city to one of the nearby open spaces where a short hike rewards you with beautiful views of the city and the mountains.
About Denver, Colorado : Denver’s stunningly beautiful setting sits on Colorado’s High Plains. It sits exactly one mile above sea level and is among one of the most active cities in the USA – locals are always in the mountains all year round!
Denver’s stunningly beautiful setting sits on Colorado’s High Plains. It sits exactly one mile above sea level and is among one of the most active cities in the USA – locals are always in the mountains all year round!
GET TO KNOW DARCY
Tell us about living in your city:
Life in Denver is ideal. The city is thriving and growing and full of family-friendly activities. We have 300 days of sunshine, dry air, and pretty mild weather, even in the winter. People are active and always heading off to adventure and explore, and doing so is easy from Denver. There’s a robust food scene, more craft breweries than you can count, and excellent farmer’s markets in the summer and fall.
What’s one cultural quirk?
There are apparently more marijuana dispensaries in Denver than Starbucks. Yes, recreational marijuana is legal here, but if you don’t seek it out, you probably won’t notice other than that dispensaries often display an illuminated green plus sign outside of their building.
Why is traveling important for a family?
You learn so much about each other and your self when you travel. I’ve become much more aware of my strengths and weaknesses and likes and dislikes through travel, the same is true for learning about my husband and daughter. For our daughter, I think it is important to see how different the world is, to learn to be adaptable, and to experience new cultures. Plus, you can’t really be a picky eater on the road!
What’s the hardest thing about traveling with kids?
Unpredictability. You never know when your child is going to have a meltdown, get upset unexpectedly, refuse naps, get sick, etc.
What’s your favourite family travel destination?
Kauai. The beach is always entertaining, the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables is astounding, there are a wide range of accommodations available, and you can experience a different culture but with the conveniences you’d expect in the United States.
What’s on your travel wish list?
Israel, the Greek Islands, Yosemite National Park, and a Mexico surfing vacation (parents only!)
What’s the one thing you do that makes traveling with kids easier?
Locate playgrounds in advance!
Give us a song from your road trip playlist:
“Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift – my daughter loves to dance to this song and “shaking it off” can instantly put us all in a good mood.