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FUN THINGS TO DO IN DENVER 2015

Below is my personal list of places to eat, and things to do.

Unser Racing – fast go-karts, ping pong tables, pool tables, mini-bowling, food and bar.

Punch Bowl Social –  BOWLING |  DARTS | BILLIARDS | MARBLES | PING PONG | SHUFFLE BOARD | VINTAGE ARCADE GAMES.. Lot’s of food and Drinks (Tender Belly Pork Shoulder Frito® Pie) this was awesome!!

Blitz Paintball – Erie Colorado is not too far from Denver, Which is where this field is located.

Aviation Extreme – Flight simulator that allows you and up to 5 of your friends to go head to head in air combat with their simulator.

The Source –  An artisan food market. I love the coffee here. I think I’ve had the best Cheeseburger in Denver here at the Acorn. Oh and if you stop my make sure to try the chocolate cake(moelleux au chocolat) at Babettes.

Elvis Cinemas – Cheap 3 dollar movies that haven’t hit redbox or dvd yet.

The Fresh Fish Co – This place is pretty straight forward, if you like fish and need a break from sushi, then this is the place in Colorado. It’s previously been voted best seafood in Denver 4 years in a row back in 2008 – 2011.

The Cajun Asian – Crawfish, shrimp, crab and lobster.. if you like cajun and asian food then this if the place to go. I’ve tried Yabby Hut, and the Crawling crab, but I like this place better, especially their frog legs and dynamite mussels.

Voodoo Doughnut – Best doughnuts in Denver nuff said. Krispy Kreme, Dunkin, and Winchells don’t have jack on this place. try it… I dare you!

Cliff Jumping – Paradise cove is the spot in the summer, this isn’t exactly near Denver, but I thought I’d mention it since it’s almost summer.

Chowder Room – The Chowder room has some awesome Chowder and a great atmosphere.

Cholon – Absolutely you have to try the pork belly buns, and the Soup Dumplings, you can try the rest of the menu but get ready to shell out the big bucks.

Miyako Ra-men – Uncle ramen? Domo? Nah.. So far I haven’t had a better Ramen bowl than at Miyako Ra-men.

Vincenza’s –  Great Italian bakery and pasta

Los Cabos – Best Peruvian in Denver. The Lomo Saltado, and the Ceviche are my favorite.

 

Every time I go somewhere new and try something I personally would vouch for I’ll update this list of Fun things to do on Denver 2015

 

Cellphone Charger

http://www.hellonomad.com/products/chargekey-micro-usb

When you’re traveling or on the go and you forgot your cellphone charger, this chargekey is right there to help. Available for android and iPhone. Probably on of the best most durable micro cellphone chargers available.

 

Sony Cyber-Shot

Sony Cyber- Shot, When it comes to traveling with a camera, especially internationally, the main goal is quality pictures with minimum weight.

Personally I recently made the mistake of only taking a camera phone with me on a hike with an extremely gorgeous girl to Hanging Lake over this past summer. It wasn’t an international trip, but it was extra fun and after looking back at the pictures I was extremely disappointed because up close they were fine, but add just a little distance to the mix, and the camera couldn’t do that pretty Nepalese girl justice. That’s when I started kicking myself because I had recently bought the RX100, and it seems to be the perfect mix of quality versus compactness, I mean I can throw it in my back pocket and almost forget it’s there. Anyways next time I’ll hopefully remember it, or maybe if I’m luck by next time I’ll have upgraded to the RX1R 🙂

P.S. here’s a link some other great cameras for travel http://sherlockroams.com/outdoor-and-travel-gear/best-camera-international-travel/

 

Best Travel Credit Card

Want to know the best way to rack up points for your next trip? I previously had the Capital One Venture card, and my friend recently received the United Mileage Plus Card, so we’re always comparing the best ways to get maximum points for our next plane ticket. Well that’s what lead me to this site. “How to get 70,000 United Bonus miles” Milecards.com . This site has so much information on how to get maximum airline miles, it’ll make your head spin. So if you’re looking for more information than you’ll know what to do with, and you have sometime to kill make sure to check it out. Or after looking all through it. I came to conclusion for your average person that the Chase Saphire Preferred Card seems to give the most bang for your buck.

Summary on how to get 70,000 miles?

Here’s our strategy for racking up United miles quickly…..

  1. Apply for the  United Mileage Plus Explorer Card (30,000 – 35,000 miles) . You earn 30,000 bonus mies after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months your account is open. You also get 5,000 bonus miles after you add an authorized user to your account and make a purchase with your Card during the first 3 months as a Cardmember. If you spend $25,000 in any one year, you can earn another 10,000 miles.
  2. Get the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card (40,000 points).  The sign on bonus here is 40,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. This card lets you transfer points 1:1 into your  United MileagePlus account, and earns 2x points on all dining and travel purchases. You can apply right away too, just make sure you’ll be able to get the $3,000 in spending within 3 months to earn the bonus.