is the St. Julien Hotel and Spa a luxury hotel
in North America, Travel Done Well

Hotel Review: St. Julien Hotel and Spa Boulder Colorado

If you are headed to Boulder Colorado and looking for a luxury hotel, there really aren’t a lot of options especially if you want to stay downtown. The two choices are Hotel Boulderado and St. Julien Hotel and Spa. We chose the St. Julien Hotel and Spa for a recent stay based on friend’s recommendation and overall, we were quite pleased. Hotel Boulderado is victorian-inspired…

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in Home, Lessons Learned, Race Life, The Sport of Spectating

Yes, Traveling to Triathlons With Friends and Family Can Go Well

  Having someone to hang with at a triathlon sounds good right? Who wants to be by yourself for up to 14+ hours during a full distance race? It can be a lonely life out there on the course for a spectator. And it’s especially true if you aren’t staying at a hotel you can make it back to during the race. But while it…

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in Home, Kids in Tow, Life with a Triathlete, North America

Family Favorite Triathlon Training Camps With Local Flavor

  We’ve actually come to love triathlon training camps over the years. They can be great for a family vacation as long as everyone realizes your triathlete will be gone most of the day. And mind you, they are not all created equal. While some are high end and great for the family, others are more like boot camp and geared strictly toward the athlete….

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what are fabulous finds in boulder colorado
in Fabulous Finds, North America, Travel Done Well

Fabulous Finds in Boulder Colorado

I’ve always wanted to go to Boulder Colorado, but it took my husband doing an Ironman race for me to get there. We stayed right downtown just a block from the famous Pearl Street Mall. That meant it was easy walking to shops and restaurants and there are many. That said, it’s also an easy town to get around in driving wise. We happened upon…

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what are some unexpected summer hostess gifts
in Fabulous Finds, That's Life

6 Unexpected Summer Hostess Gifts They’ll Love

With summer here, I’m sure you’ll be invited to a few parties, which means you need to bring along a hostess gift. Instead of the usual bottle of wine or flowers, think a bit outside of the box and  bring something unexpected. Think what you would love to have, but never buy for yourself or something you could really use. Plus, you don’t have to…

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in Food & fun, International, North America

Favorite Vacation Spots for Triathlon Training and Family Fun

Everywhere we travel as a triathlon family means we must have three things… A bike to ride. A pool for laps or open water. A long distance treadmill or safe area to run outside. Now these items, of course, are for the triathlete. But what about the family? Isn’t the most important point of a vacation the happiness of the whole family? Traveling with a…

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Fabulous Finds for Summer Fun

I can’t believe how fast this summer is going by! And for some reason, I feel I haven’t participated in much summer fun yet. All I can say is…It’s time for that to change! Armed with these fabulous finds for summer fun, I’m ready to take full advantage of the hot sunny days and the warm nights during what’s left of summer. LifeDoneWell has affiliate…

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what are some not to miss restaurants in raleigh
in North America, Restaurants, Travel Done Well

7 Not to Miss Restaurants in Raleigh NC

It was my first visit to Raleigh, but it was immediately obvious what a young, vibrant city it is. So many neighborhoods have or are currently undoing gentrification. As a result, there are restaurants everywhere. One street, Glenwood Avenue, was literally blocks of one restaurant after another. That said, we do have a few favorites worth sharing. If you are visiting from out of town,…

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