BecomeNomad from Boulder, Colorado, USA!
Regards from Boulder, Colorado, USA! Eli is in Poland right now, busy working on some great new updates for StartupBlink.com (a startup ecosystem map project). My name is Molly and I’m another part of your friendly Become Nomad team. This month, we have some super exciting updates to share, so I had better get started!
First of all, if you subscribe to the Become Nomad podcast or follow our blog, you’ve probably noticed that we’re now posting new content every week. Look for our new podcast episodes every Thursday on topics related to the nomadic lifestyle. We’ve also expanded our social media presence, and you can follow us on Twitter @becomenomad. Feel free to tweet your nomadic lifestyle questions at us! We’d also love to know what topics you’ve been dying to learn about, but haven’t had the time to research. Let us do your research for you! If you have a nomad-themed topic you’d love to hear about, give us a shout. If we think it would be helpful to other readers, we’ll make a podcast episode and answer all of your questions.
Another exciting update is that we now have a page on Patreon! You can find a link on our page or check it out here. We’d love to keep creating fresh content, but we need a bit of your support! On Patreon, you can sign up to become a Patron by making a (very) small donation each month to help us expand and create a true nomad community. Our site will never be a money-making venture, but we need a little support to make this project sustainable. Do you listen to our podcast? Consider donating $0.25 per show — that’s just $1 per month — and we’ll add you to our Supporters page on the website. We like to have some fun here, so if you throw in $0.50 per show ($2 per month), we’ll even let you choose the silly title of your choice. Want to go down in history as “Conrad Archibald, Slayer of Tiny Dragons”? Now’s your chance. For just a little bit more, you can even choose a nomad-themed quote for our “Nomad Quotes” page. Check out our account here for details!
In other news, if you’re interested in traveling to the United States, here’s a mini-update about life in Boulder!
Boulder, Colorado is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever seen. The Rocky Mountains tower right above town and if you’re an outdoor junky, well, look no further. Climbing, mountain biking, and hiking are all right outside your front door. You can also ski year-round! Today, I went snowboarding in the morning, then drove back down into a green, balmy day of spring sunshine. Located above 5,000ft in elevation, Boulder offers a great training-ground for athletes of any kind.
Beyond its outdoor paradise, Boulder is also a big tech-hub (per capita, especially), with offices of tech big-wigs like Google and Twitter right downtown. The city itself is fairly small, about 100,000 people, but you also have pretty good access to Denver via car or bus.
There are at least three coworking offices in the city and getting around is incredibly simple. I can easily bike almost everywhere in town.
The one big downside to Boulder is that it’s expensive. Boulder residents pay a premium for the maintenance of their amazing trails and greenspaces. There’s an added sales tax in the city and housing costs are going through the roof. There is not a hostel in town anymore, but there are a plethora of Airbnb locations, so you just might find something amazing if you’re willing to pay monthly.
My top three things to NOT MISS in Boulder, CO:
Rocky Mountain National Park. Drive through, at least! You will not regret it.
Bear Mountain. Right above town, this is a bit of a trek, but it is well worth the views west to the Continental Divide.
Avery Brewing Company. If you’re a craft beer aficionado, you have come to the right place. Avery is just north of Boulder in Longmont and has by far the best tasting room in town.
Thanks for reading and I hope that you’re loving life, wherever your travels are taking you.