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Welcome to Greater Altitudes!

Sometimes, not often, but sometimes I wish I was British. Solely for the purpose of sounding significantly more interesting than I really am. Can you honestly tell me you think this wouldn’t be far more entertaining if I said something really endearing like “brilliant” or “bloody”?

Unfortunately, you are going to have to bear with me and my American accent and painfully boring sayings. Sorry about that.

 So who am I? 

I am a Colorado Native travel addict who loves a good craft beer and full red wine. I make wishes at 11:11. Typically, they are for a puppy another puppy.

Words matter to me and I trust the outdoors to heal my soul when the going gets tough. My fiance, boxer puppy, and our families mean the world to me. I love to cook, attempt to stay in shape,  and watch crappy reality tv shows.

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 visiting anywhere soon. Travel-hacking and points-earning are my personal art forms.

In 2013, I graduated from Texas Christian University. (Go Frogs!) With nothing but the horizon before me, I boarded a plane to Iceland. At the time, it was the scariest decision of my life; to travel solo through seven different countries.

I returned to Denver in 2014 and got myself one of those corporate cubicle jobs that comes with fancy things like a 401K and medical benefits. I even worked my way up to an office with a beautiful view. I casually regularly found myself googling things like, “How to quit a really good job”. 

And then one day, I figured I just had to go for it. I quit my secure, fancy, corporate job that just wasn’t right for me to pursue a career in travel and wedding planning. 

Essentially, I decided to be the millennial my birth year destined me to be.  

I hope you enjoy following along on my adventures here at Greater Altitudes! Please feel free to connect with me to chat, plan your next vacation (or even your destination wedding!) or to just harass me for not sounding significantly more clever due to my lack of an accent! 

Welcome to my Mile High! I hope to reach Greater Altitudes with you,

Ellen Taylor