I have enjoyed spending time in Boulder several times since my first trip in August 2011. Boulder is in a beautiful setting north of Denver, and is often in the top rankings in health, restaurants, well-being, quality of life, education, and art in the country. The people are into nature, healthy living, outdoor activities, yoga, meditation, Slow Food and farm to table food. I am amazed at the number of new restaurants each time that I visit.
It is the home of Celestial Seasonings. In addition to the University of Colorado, it is home to Naropa University which describes itself as Buddhist-inspired, ecumenical and nonsectarian school promoting non-traditional activities like meditation to supplement traditional learning approaches.
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