I did a trip to Colorado recently – I hung out a bit in Aspen (if you’re interested in Colorado at all, check out these posts I did when I went in the Fall: Psychics and Silver in Colorado, Mussels in the mountains, Charcuterie and Artisan Cheeseboard, Spring Water at 8,000ft, Fall Colors of Colorado, Steampunk bar in Aspen). The thrill for me is really in getting there – I had a stunning road trip through the rockies. The Evergreens were as gorgeous as ever – my quest was to showcase this breathtaking place to my brother who was visiting from South Africa. For the Skybok video you’re about to see (it’s only 1 minute), I used my iPhone 7 Plus on a DJI – Osmo Mobile Gimbal Stabilizer, which you can get at Best Buy! I HIGHLY recommend it!! On the website, search “DJI – Osmo Mobile Gimbal Stabilizer”. They also have awesome drones which I was tempted to get for this because I was in the ski lift at one point with gorgeous views of the town 😉
I spent some time in Leadville, Colorado, famous for its mining history. (Did you know there are 260 miles of underground caves there?) It’s also famous for its iconic couple from the town’s silver mining boom, Horace + Baby Doe Tabor. I visited a few iconic spots, including the “Silver Dollar Saloon” – America’s Oldest Wild West Saloon – and the National Mining Hall of Fame + Museum.
Twenty years after the Gold Rush, the Colorado Silver Boom occurred in 1879 causing hordes of silver seekers to rush the Rockies. Horace Tabor, known as “The Bonanza King of Leadville,” joined the crowds and landed in the Centennial state becoming one of the richest silver barons in history.
What am I up to this week? Mostly editing, producing new content for Skybok…. check out its YouTube channel. I am using a Canon Xa10, Canon 5D MK2, Canon Rebel T5….. Editing in Adobe Premier CC. If you like travel, tourism, history – you might like it!
Here are some of my favorite videos….mostly 1-2 minute profiles….more on Skybok’s blog here. If you like video production, digital media, audio-visual creation tips, entrepreneurship, behind-the-scenes stuff you might like it!
I’m also on Instagram.
I’m using a new website I found called CANVA for thumbnail images, like this one of Charleston’s Skybok profile. Canva is fantastic for any design projects you have! *Tip: Check out DeathToTheStock for brilliant stock images.
I spent a weekend in Charleston, South Carolina, during which time I went on a history tour with Charleston Old Walled City Tours, ate the region’s famous shrimp & grits, learnt about their haunted graveyards, enjoyed their world-famous architecture + overlooked their stunning ocean. Here’s a 1-minute video Skybok produced on this gorgeous town!
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Pic taken at The Griffon Pub in Charleston, South Carolina! Voted by Southern Living Magazine as one of the “Best Bars of the South”, The Griffon Pub has collected over 20 years of dollar bills with scribbled handwritten messages from sentimental travelers on its walls + ceiling. This is my first post on Charleston – more pictures + exclusive video from this fascinating town coming this month.
+ Did a walking tour with this tour company
+ Stayed at this hotel
+ Had my favorite meal at this restaurant
+ Discovered bone marrow at this bar
+ Recommend you visit this venue if you go!
A display of yellow beeswax candles I discovered at the Frankfurt Christmas market.
They burn a golden halo and smell of sweet honey.
– Live Like a German, live-like-a-german.com
I call little shops like the ones on Paulsplatz square at the Christmas market “winkels” – a South African Afrikaans word meaning shop. Selling various trinkets of hand carved wood, colorful ceramics, local jewelry + tons of knitwear, there’s also food trucks. These are a little more exciting because nothing beats the taste of Glühwein on a freezing morning at one of these markets! The scene is like a fairytale Christmas village; complete with charming decorations, craftsmanship, wine, spices + the smell of hot Nutella pancakes in the air. Somehow it all works beautifully together!
Tree identification in Colorado can be difficult. I use this website to identify what i’m seeing.
Aren’t they pretty!?