A lot has happened in the past nine months. A few milestones: after an incredible six-year stint, I left my full-time gig in the nonprofit arts realm, got married to the love of my life, became creative director of an up & coming hub for food and culture, and finally, moved across the country to the Napa Valley. The point is, I've been busy but starting today I'm back to regular blogging. It's been far too long! A few weeks ago, Matt and I traveled to Telluride, CO to attend our favorite film festival, Mountainfilm. Some of you may remember the in-depth post I did about this environmentally-focused festival after attending for the first time a few years back. Matt's latest short film, American Tintype, was screening at Mountainfilm, but we made sure to treat this as a vacation and truly enjoy drool-worthy views and delicious food. Now that our home base is California, we had two full days of travel by car each way and let me tell you: driving is the way to go. I'd never seen Utah or Nevada and only bits and pieces of Colorado – the landscapes in each state morph quickly but fluidly. The vast and mysterious desert, the vibrant red sandstone arches, the magical Bonneville Salt Flats, and the stunning mountain ranges...obviously, much adventuring and Instagram spamming ensued! Here's my abbreviated "best of" collection from the week.