From capturing portraits to exploring landscapes, Danny Owens has what it takes to highlight the best of every place he visits. He just returned from an Instagram takeover in Denver, Colorado as part of Alaska Airlines’ Weekend Wanderer series. For more Weekend Wanderer posts, make sure you’re following Alaska Airlines on Instagram.
I travel constantly. In fact, in the past three weeks I’ve only been home for one full day.
This isn’t a bad thing – I love traveling. It ignites my passion for adventure each and every time I set foot in a new place or rediscover somewhere I’ve been before.
From the moment you step off a plane, a new world of discovery and experiences is yours for the taking.
Because I travel so often for work, I’m typically not in any one city or location for very long, but I want to make sure that I make my time count and experience as much as I can.
As a Weekend Wanderer for Alaska Airlines I was challenged with just that task. Experience the city of Denver within the span of a weekend.
On this trip I had the pleasure of bringing along one of my favorite travel companions, my mom! Out of all of my influences in my life, I’m pretty sure my mom inspired my sense of adventure. While I was growing up, she constantly shared her stories of traveling to Europe and all of the many adventures she had in her youth.
We flew in over the towering Rocky Mountains and landed in the Mile-High City ready to conquer this new place. Over the course of the weekend we drove through roads lined with fall-colored forests, stood on windswept mountains 12,000 feet above the ground, ate an abundance of food throughout the city, walked through the bustling city center, and experienced the culture of Denver.
My advice to fellow travelers? Always step out of your comfort zone and try something new. You won’t regret it.