Author: Abigail Nueve

Abigail Nueve is a Colorado-based writer who aspires to work from the road. An avid hiker, skier, and canyoneer, she shares a unique perspective of the American West, highlighting destinations less traveled. When she isn’t exploring the outdoors with her husband and two dogs, Abigail manages her freelance marketing business, Campsite Creative.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (Your Ultimate A-Basin Guide)

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (Your Ultimate A-Basin Guide)

I’m a Colorado local and experienced skier, and in this guide, I break down all the things to love about Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.  I will share where to find steep chutes, gladed runs, and powder stashes galore. I also share ideal places to stay, nearby attractions, and where to find more après ski fun….

27 Things to Do in Telluride, CO (in 2022)

27 Things to Do in Telluride, CO (in 2022)

I’m a Colorado local and in this guide, I break down the best things to do in Telluride, regardless of the season. Get info on popular attractions like the annual bluegrass festival, free gondola, and Telluride Ski Resort.  But also discover a few hidden gems, like off-the-beaten-path hot springs and one of my favorite breweries….

19 Best Breweries in Denver in 2022 (By a Local)

19 Best Breweries in Denver in 2022 (By a Local)

With over 150 breweries in Denver, Denver’s craft beer scene can be a bit overwhelming — especially if good ol’ Coors is your go-to. But thankfully, you’ve come to the right place. Craft beer is one of the top attractions in Denver. I’m a local who’s sought out the best Denver breweries, taking note of…

25 Best Coffee Shops in Denver (By a Local)

25 Best Coffee Shops in Denver (By a Local)

Denver boasts a coffee culture that few cities can rival. In part, Denverites’ values are to thank, as we love to support small businesses. But whether you’re a local or a tourist, these Denver coffee shops are community hubs that will welcome you with open arms and exceptional coffee.  I’m a local who’s frequented countless…

Food in Denver (A Locals’ Guide to 33 Best Dishes to Try)

Food in Denver (A Locals’ Guide to 33 Best Dishes to Try)

Food in Denver ranges from authentic global cuisines to modern interpretations. Some of the best eateries are humble food trucks, while others are ritzy establishments with romantic ambiance. No matter the meal you’re after, you’re likely to find it in the Mile High City.  I’m a Denver local that’s enjoyed the area’s food scene on…

Hiking Essentials Checklist (26 Things to Pack on a Hike)

Hiking Essentials Checklist (26 Things to Pack on a Hike)

Hiking is a safe, enjoyable, and affordable activity when you understand what gear you need. Things like first aid supplies, sun protection, and navigation tools are the bare minimum. But on this hiking packing list, you’ll also find desirable “extras,” like a camera, trekking poles, and other items that may enhance your experience.  I’m a…

Where to Stay in Estes Park (Best Places & Areas in 2022)

Where to Stay in Estes Park (Best Places & Areas in 2022)

Estes Park is famed as the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, which in 2019, saw 4.6 million visitors. The Colorado mountain town serves as a basecamp for many outdoor enthusiasts but also draws those looking for relaxation at the many great places to stay in Estes Park. I’m a Colorado local who recently wrote…

Nomatic Navigator Backpack (My Honest Hands-On Bag Review)

Nomatic Navigator Backpack (My Honest Hands-On Bag Review)

Most Travel Lemming content relates to destination guides, but really, our goal is to help readers have better experiences. Whether you’re going on a trip or following your everyday routine, having the proper gear is essential. When it comes to top-rated backpacks, few are as versatile as the Nomatic Navigator Lite.  Nomatic targets “function-focused minimalists,”…

13 Denver Travel Tips & Things to Know (By a Local)

13 Denver Travel Tips & Things to Know (By a Local)

Denver, Colorado is a premier destination for culture, cuisine, outdoor adventure, and more. To help you prepare for all of Denver’s fun things to do, we’ve put together a list of 13 Denver travel tips. Be sure to read the entire article, as these suggestions will help save you money and ensure a positive experience! …

8 Best Train Rides in Colorado for 2022 (By a Local)

8 Best Train Rides in Colorado for 2022 (By a Local)

The Rocky Mountains are known for their picturesque beauty, and the best train rides in Colorado provide unique ways to take in the sights. Many of these tracks travel through remote wilderness and lead to interesting attractions and some of the best places in Colorado. These include mine tunnels, mountain summits, and even a ski…

11 Best 14ers in Colorado (Picked by a Local)

11 Best 14ers in Colorado (Picked by a Local)

Summiting all of the Colorado 14ers’ mountain peaks is a goal of many serious hikers and aspiring mountaineers. But if peak-bagging the entire list feels daunting, consider prioritizing the 11 best 14ers in Colorado.  I’m a Colorado local who, at the time of writing this article, has reached the summit of 14 Colorado fourteeners. Standing…

15 Best Things to Do in Idaho Springs (in 2022)

15 Best Things to Do in Idaho Springs (in 2022)

When researching destinations in Colorado, Idaho Springs may not make the list of most popular places. But as you’ll discover, there are so many great things to do in Idaho Springs. The former mining town is home to the Argo Gold Mill and several interesting, interactive tours. Outdoor activities include rafting, hiking trails, hot springs,…

10 Day Colorado Road Trip Itinerary (Planned by a Local)

10 Day Colorado Road Trip Itinerary (Planned by a Local)

If you’re planning to take a Colorado road trip, you’ll quickly discover that the Rocky Mountain state offers so much to do. From hikes to hot springs, ski resorts, mountain towns, and more, piecing together a Colorado road trip itinerary can be overwhelming.  I’ve lived and traveled throughout Colorado for several years. As a local,…

13 Best Small Towns in Colorado (By a CO Local)

13 Best Small Towns in Colorado (By a CO Local)

There are a variety of small towns in Colorado, each with its charming personality and unique experiences. Several are historical sites, having vibrant Victorian structures and abandoned mining tunnels. Others are home to artists and performers, and all are abundant in outdoor recreation. I’m a Colorado local and have visited dozens of small Colorado towns….

9 Best Colorado Road Trips in 2022 (By a Local)

9 Best Colorado Road Trips in 2022 (By a Local)

From peaks to wildflower meadows, canyons to desert landscapes, Colorado is an incredibly scenic state. The best way to explore these wild and hidden areas is on Colorado road trips.  I’m a Colorado local who’s driven many of the Rocky Mountains’ passes and backcountry roads. In this guide, I’ll share the 9 best Colorado road…

21 Best Mountain Towns in Colorado (By a Local)

21 Best Mountain Towns in Colorado (By a Local)

More than a century ago, prospectors looking to strike rich built the majority of Colorado’s mountain towns. But now, the mines are history and the Rocky Mountain state has taken on a new identity as an outdoor paradise.  As a Colorado local, I’ve explored nearly all of the best mountain towns in Colorado, and in…

Colorado Packing List (23 Things You Might Forget to Bring)

Colorado Packing List (23 Things You Might Forget to Bring)

Weather in Colorado varies significantly, depending on both season and time of day. Your Colorado packing list should include plenty of layers, as well as gear for planned activities. It’s a lot of things to remember, but I’m here to help!  I’m a Denver local that’s explored much of the Centennial State and have seen…

15 Best Hikes in Colorado for 2022 (By a Local)

15 Best Hikes in Colorado for 2022 (By a Local)

Colorado is an outdoor lover’s paradise, rich in natural beauty and opportunities for adventure. Hiking is one of the most popular things to do in Colorado, and trails range from easy day hikes to expert backpacking expeditions. In this post, I’ll share the 15 best hikes in Colorado. I’m a Colorado local who’s hiked the…

21 Best Things to Do in Steamboat Springs (in 2022)

21 Best Things to Do in Steamboat Springs (in 2022)

Steamboat Springs is famed for its skiing, but locals would agree that there’s so much more to this Colorado mountain town. No matter the time of year or your budget, you’ll find many fun things to do in Steamboat Springs! I’ve visited Steamboat Springs many times during all seasons. In this guide, I’ll share my…

Getting Around Denver (How to Do it With or Without a Car)

Getting Around Denver (How to Do it With or Without a Car)

There are at least 11 ways to get around Denver. Your ideal transportation will depend on your itinerary, budget, time of visit, and preferences related to comfort and pace.  I’m a Denver local and in this guide to how to get around Denver, I’ll help break down the pros and cons of each travel method…

The Best Time to Visit Denver in 2022 (By a Local)

The Best Time to Visit Denver in 2022 (By a Local)

The best time to visit Denver, Colorado is typically between April and May, as well as September through October. Summer and winter may also be ideal times to visit Denver, but this depends on your preferred activities and budget. There are a variety of considerations when choosing the best time to visit Denver. I’m a…

Where to Stay in Silverton, CO (Best Areas & Places)

Where to Stay in Silverton, CO (Best Areas & Places)

The historic community of Silverton occupies less than one square mile, so picking where to stay in Silverton mostly just comes down to your budget and how far you want to walk to get around town.  Of course, you’ll still want to pick the best possible place to stay in Silverton (especially considering hotels tend…