I enjoyed spending time in Boulder in August 2011. My first trip!! 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. 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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