Lexie J. Runge

Christmas tree hunting in Winterpark

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Maroon Bells – Aspen, Colorado

We got some time in at Maroon Bells before the government shutdown – thankfully. What a terrible time of year for the national parks to be closed. For those who … Continue reading

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Mount Massive – 14,429′


September 14, 2013 · 9 Comments

The extras at Cannon Beach

My good friend Sarah and I took a spur-the-moment trip to Oregon last weekend. During our adventure we visited Cannon Beach, a beautiful coastal town with vast beaches and rock … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Mount Bierstadt – in photos

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sunflowers & Tulips

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Seashells and sand – macro

The warm weather is finally coming out to play and it’s making me want to go to the beach… Since I can’t yet I took some shots of a conch … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

I will previve!

To all my Living Lightly followers… I haven’t posted recently because I have been working on a new project. After recent revelations about my health and my future, I’ve decided … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Messing with Macro

I recently bought a new macro lens. After doing so I realized that I had no idea how to shoot macro photos. It’s not as easy as pointing the lens … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 9 Comments

Margarita Pizza and Milan

Home-made pizza hits the spot every time. Especially if you’re a once-per-week dairy eater… I’m doing this post a little backwards because I really had this pizza in Rome, not … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Uninhabited

In the flat and windy eastern plains of Colorado a town ravaged by tornadoes and wildfires sits uninhabited. The town is called Last Chance…

January 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

Home-made Gnocchi & Creamy Mushroom Sauce

This week’s post was a bit of a challenge, but me-oh-my it was delicious! When Taylor and I were in Venice we literally got lost trying to find a restaurant … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Florence for four, dinner and dessert

A Florence-inspired dinner for four… This week I’m excited to share some tasty recipes courtesy of Giada de Laurentiis. I didn’t have a lot of time to experiment because of … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Risotto con gamberi e zucca

Ciao! Benvenuto alla cena Roma! Greece offered some pretty fantastic cuisine but it only got better as we moved our way along the map to Rome. Italian food holds a … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Reincarnation of a Greek meal

My favorite meal from Greece is now an easy meal at home. The only thing missing is the view of Acropolis.

December 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Filling in the blanks and filling bellies – soon

Hi Everyone! Okay, I’ve got some explaining to do regarding my lack of posts! Simply put – Balancing a full-time job, moving into a new apartment, evenings and weekends dedicated to … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rome in Pictures

So I haven’t posted in a long time! A lot has been happening! I’m preparing for a new wave of posts… Since I haven’t been traveling they will be other … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 15 Comments

A taste of Edinburgh

My visit to Edinburgh, Scotland, was short but sweet. I wish I could have ventured out and seen some of its countryside but oh well, I will just have to … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · 16 Comments

From the streets of Temple Bar to the Cliffs of Moher

One of the best parts of visiting a new country is exploring the countryside. Visiting the outskirts of the city certainly has a way of demanding your undivided attention. It … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · 12 Comments

The Versatile Blogger Award

Woohoo!!  Can you tell that I am super excited?! Well, I am. A couple of weeks ago I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award and I was smitten … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 10 Comments

My mother made me like London

This was not my first rendezvous in London but it was still as amazing as the first. This city is very special to me as it was my first European … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 · 12 Comments

One Lovely Blog Nomination

I am feeling particularly lovely today because I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you paperballpotluck for your generous words and the nomination! I’m psyched to know that … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · 5 Comments

The Dam. Amsterdam

Amsterdam is just one of those places that everyone should visit. I felt right at home there surrounded by water, unique buildings, cyclists, vegetation, art, food, friendly people, public transportation, … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · 8 Comments

Berlin in 10 Photos

April 26, 2012 · 6 Comments

Berlin ~ The East Side Gallery

April 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Czech Republic ~ Travels along the Danube Pt. 2

The train ride from Budapest to Prague is seven hours! In my journal on the train I wrote, “Hungry! Hot! Yuck! But so lucky!” And, lucky I am. Prague is, “Romantic! … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · 10 Comments

Travels along the Danube

Can I first say that my recent experience being “freshly pressed” on WordPress has totally changed everything? I’m so extremely psyched on all of the support and wonderful comments I … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 13 Comments

A rainy and beautiful San Francisco

I recently had the pleasure of spending a few days in San Francisco, California. I’ve done a lot of traveling in the last six months, from all over Europe to … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 172 Comments

Sustainability in Eastern Europe? Yes!

When I was originally thinking about backpacking in European countries like Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic the words “advanced” or “sustainable” didn’t exactly flash through my mind. To my … Continue reading

October 2, 2011 · 3 Comments

A historic and beautiful Vienna

Sept. 24 – Today is our 45th day of traveling. Packing up every three days and moving on to a new city has been so exhausting. Sometimes we are super … Continue reading

September 27, 2011 · 5 Comments

Oktoberfest, in September

Out of all my previously visited countries I have to say that Germany is up there in the top three… so far. Munich | Oktoberfest Taylor and I were thrilled … Continue reading

September 24, 2011 · 1 Comment

Je t’aime à Paris

It would simply be too complicated to explain my adventure in Paris in great detail. There’s just too much to say… I could ramble on about walking its romantic sidewalks, … Continue reading

September 21, 2011 · 4 Comments

Sustainable Spain

I have now had a firsthand experience of a month’s worth of sustainability examples throughout the entire southern part of Europe, with the exception of Spain. I have to say … Continue reading

September 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

A Day for Madrid

If you had one day in Madrid what would you do? Well, if you’re me or Taylor, you eat… and that is exactly what we did!We took the subway into … Continue reading

September 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Barcelona ~ Tapas, Churches, Gaudi, & More Tapas

Instead of writing the “Must-See’s” or “Best Eats” for Barcelona (because there are just too many) I’ve written somewhat of a day-to-day account of our Spanish adventure. Here it is… … Continue reading

September 14, 2011 · 4 Comments

Switzerland Gives Me Hope…

As any environmental steward would expect, Switzerland was filled with the most eco-friendly characteristics, even in its small city of Bern. Bern proves that a city does not have to … Continue reading

September 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Holy Switzerland, You’re Beautiful!

Sightseeing Churches… – Gothic Munster: My second favorite church on my journey through Europe! With the tallest spire in all of Switzerland and a 15th century build, I was awestruck. … Continue reading

September 6, 2011 · 5 Comments

Switzerland’s Botanischer Gartens

Just across Bern’s Lorrainebrucke Bridge is the city’s Botanischer Garten’s, which is located on a piece of land greater than two hectares and harboring of over 6,000 different plant species. … Continue reading

September 6, 2011 · 2 Comments

A Red, White & GREEN Italy

From the public transportation in Rome to the bike rentals in Milan, and the bike-friendly Florence to the car-free Venice, I am pleased to share that Italy was actually quite … Continue reading

September 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Hate Mail for Milan

Milan, I don’t appreciate the way you treated me while I visited. It seemed as though you tried in every way possible to push my buttons. You messed with my … Continue reading

September 3, 2011 · 5 Comments

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