Luxury Las Vegas
 Kate Silver
 March 2014

Driving into Boulder, Colorado is like entering a scene on a postcard. Nestled in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains' Flatirons, this idyllic town, surrounded by green open space and dominated by the University of Colorado, is a progressive, thoughtful city that falls somewhere between utopia and Portlandia, depending on your perspective.

It was the ideal place to spend my poverty-stricken college years, when I attended the University of Colorado, and bided my time hiking up mountains before class, exploring the sprawling greenery (200-plus miles of trails) on runs, rubbing elbows with students, bohemians, ski bums, intellectuals and the everyday people fortunate enough to live in this sophisticated, outdoorsy mountain town.

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