about


Welcome to Greater Altitudes!

Being a Coloradan is about more than your area code. It is a state of mind. A way of living. A lifestyle. 

It is lifestyle I am very proud of and I hope to share it with you.

My life is about clean-eating, cooking, working out, hiking, wanderlust-ing, occasional booze-ing, traveling, camping, and namaste-ing. So if you are down with those things, welcome to my little corner of the internet. If not, no big deal. You still go, Glen Coco!

For those of you who are on board —

Welcome to my Mile High, where I am always reaching for Greater Altitudes. I hope to bring some Colorado into your home. 

                                                                            So who am I? 

etb-polo-hatI am a “Colorado-Born” travel addict who loves a good craft beer and full red wine. I make wishes at 11:11. Typically, they are for a puppy.

Words matter to me and I trust the outdoors to heal my soul when the going gets tough. My family and friends are everything to me. Reality TV shows are my guiltiest of pleasures.

I love to cook clean, healthy meals (read: gluten-free and paleo), because it makes me feel dang good. Crossfit isn’t my jam (I know, I know), but Crossfit bootcamp is. I can’t touch my toes, but keep going to Yoga.

Laughing is my favorite activity in the whole world. Particularly
while I am traveling around the world. I constantly read travel blogs and country guidebooks… Even if I have no intention of going there soon. Travel-hacking and points-earning is my art form.

In 2013, I graduated from Texas Christian University. (Go Frogs!) With nothing but the horizon before me, I boarded a plane to Iceland. I traveled solo through seven different countries. It changed the course of my life.

While my nomadic lifestyle was short lived:

Frequent travel, constant exploring and actively pushing myself to be better was destined to be my forever.

I now work a day job in Denver that I adore, while trying to soak in as much of the Colorado lifestyle as I can. I hope you find Greater Altitudes to be a great resource for all your adventures inside, and outside of, the Mile High City.

Welcome to my home,

Ellen Taylor