49 episodes

The #ColoradoLife travel podcast is for natives and newcomers who want to explore this beautiful state like a local. Ryan, born and raised in CO, and Carrie, a Texas transplant, are a husband and wife team who have fun in the Centennial State! Together, they’ve lived in all three major cities along the Rocky Mountains -- from Denver to Boulder, they now reside in The Springs. Their goal with the Hashtag Colorado Life podcast is to inspire you to get outside, connect with local business owners, discover local food, and enjoy accessible adventures. You’ll discover the best destinations, things to do, places to eat, and all around living for this great square state, as told from the perspective of both a local and a newbie. Whether you're just visiting, or a long-time resident, you can create an amazing bucket list of what to do and where to go in Colorado.

Hashtag Colorado Lif‪e‬ Ryan Nicholson and Carrie Smith Nicholson

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

The #ColoradoLife travel podcast is for natives and newcomers who want to explore this beautiful state like a local. Ryan, born and raised in CO, and Carrie, a Texas transplant, are a husband and wife team who have fun in the Centennial State! Together, they’ve lived in all three major cities along the Rocky Mountains -- from Denver to Boulder, they now reside in The Springs. Their goal with the Hashtag Colorado Life podcast is to inspire you to get outside, connect with local business owners, discover local food, and enjoy accessible adventures. You’ll discover the best destinations, things to do, places to eat, and all around living for this great square state, as told from the perspective of both a local and a newbie. Whether you're just visiting, or a long-time resident, you can create an amazing bucket list of what to do and where to go in Colorado.

    50 Reasons We Love Living in Colorado Springs

    50 Reasons We Love Living in Colorado Springs

    What’s so great about living in Colorado Springs? Well, Ryan & Carrie have found 50 things they love most about living here. In this extra special episode join them as they celebrate the 50th episode of the Hashtag Colorado Life podcast! From loving the weather, to being snow bunnies, to the budding food scene and breweries, Colorado Springs has so much to offer. Listen in as they discuss their favorite things about living in the awesome square state.

    • 26 min
    5 Best Hot Springs in Colorado to Visit This Year

    5 Best Hot Springs in Colorado to Visit This Year

    There's nothing quite like relaxing in a pool of natural hot springs water. In this episode, Ryan and Carrie talk about their top 5 picks for the best hot springs destinations in Colorado. They discuss their favorites and what makes each one so unique. From the more as-nature-intended style of Strawberry Park to the sheer scale of Glenwood Hot Springs, you’ll love these natural healing waters. So sit back, relax and let all your aches, pains and stress dissolve.

    • 11 min
    Building Your Colorado Bucket List in 2021

    Building Your Colorado Bucket List in 2021

    What’s on your Colorado bucket list in 2021? This week Ryan and Carrie talk about what’s on their Colorado bucket list this year and their recommendations for epic destinations. This list also includes places and sights they have already visited. Many of the ideas include iconic Colorado destinations and local favorites as well as lesser-known but still memorable experiences.

    • 16 min
    Visiting the Magical Ice Castles in Dillon, Colorado

    Visiting the Magical Ice Castles in Dillon, Colorado

    #47: Ice Castles. Yes, you read that right! Ice. Castles. Is there anything more cool (literally) than that?! The Dillon Ice Castles are a popular winter destination that is quickly becoming Colorado’s most popular family adventure. This unique experience only comes around once a year, typically opening in December and running through February or March (depending on the weather). It is like nothing you have ever experienced and is a truly awe-inspiring attraction!

    • 16 min
    What Winter in Colorado is REALLY Like

    What Winter in Colorado is REALLY Like

    When it comes to Colorado in the winter there are some misconceptions floating around. The state gets a large amount of snow but also sees quite a few sunny days. In this episode you will learn what it’s like to live through a Colorado winter and what to expect -- as a native or a newcomer. Ryan and Carrie discuss the myths and truths about what a winter in Colorado is REALLY like.

    • 23 min
    10 Must-Have Ski Essentials to Pack Like a Pro

    10 Must-Have Ski Essentials to Pack Like a Pro

    Whether you're coming from out of state or a local resident, packing and preparing for a ski trip to Colorado can be a headache to say the least! In this episode, Ryan and Carrie share their ski essential must-haves and easy-to-forget but equally important items to bring before hitting the Colorado slopes.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

SugarNFeist ,

My go to podcast for all things Colorado!

We just moved to the Springs in November and the 50th episode where you guys were talking about the 50 things you love about Colorado Springs, I just Yessssssed the whole time. You guys were SPOT on with all of them and even introduced me to some new things around town. I’ve loved listening to this podcast even when I was not a CO resident and it’s even more relatable now that I’m here. Y’all give amazing tips and advice for those that are newbies but wanna know how to explore like a native. Thank you for putting out a podcast that gives me ideas that keeps my family of 3 and our pupper busy and on the move. Can’t wait to see what you guys cover in the future...

KCVixen ,

Great Find!

I was so thrilled to find this podcast on Spotify and Apple! We live in Kansas City and travel to Colorado often. I’ve run the Pikes Peak Ascent three times, so Colorado has a special place in my heart. This podcast has so many great ideas for travel and living life in the mountains. I’ve been taking notes about all the places I want to check out in the future! Thank you for all the wonderful information.

Syxcats ,

Such an informative podcast!

I just started this podcast due to my husband and I wanting/planning/preparing to move to Colorado from Texas. We tried to move 2 years ago, but our plans fell through. This time we’re taking a different approach to our planning. I stumbled across this podcast on Spotify and so grateful that I did. Ryan and Carrie are so informative over all the topics, even ones I didn’t think I “needed” info on, it was great to listen. I’ve only listened to 3 episodes so far, and I’m already ready to quit my job and pick my bags. Thank you Ryan and Carrie! You don’t know how life changing and helpful your podcast really is! 💗

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