In our ongoing series, here’s what Tassi Herrick, Account Supervisor, told us about her life outside the office and in Colorado.
Where is the coolest place you’ve traveled? Any travel plans coming up?
Picking one is tough, but here are a few of my favorites and why:
- Barcelona – amazing culture, rich wine, all the tapas, and the Gaudi architecture (it’s truly one-of-a-kind!)
- Nicaragua – this country is fairly untouched by tourists, so it was great to live and move as the locals do for a couple days. We took a ferry to an island that’s in the middle of the man-made lake and rented an ATV to cruise around the island for the entire day. It was so much fun!
- Turks and Caicos – probably the prettiest, bluest water I’ve ever seen – and I loved the laid-back vibe of the island.
- And, being that I’m from Nebraska – I love me some Nashville!
Next up on my list is planning a trip to Thailand, so I welcome any and all ideas – and hopefully a South America trip is not too far behind it as I’m looking to explore Patagonia and hike the legendary Machu Picchu.
What is your favorite outdoor activity?
I love the outdoors, period. Hiking is one of my favorite activities, and I love backpacking into places, when possible, to get the full experience. It’s the best and only way, in my opinion, to see some of the most amazing places on Earth such as the Grand Canyon and the NaPali Coast in Kauai. I’m also starting to hike 14ers (peaks more than 14,000 feet) now that I live in Colorado. If you don’t feel accomplished after climbing one of these, I don’t know what will. It’s an amazing feeling. I’m also an avid camper and love getting up to the mountains and out to the lakes as often as possible during the summer months.
What brought you to Colorado?
I grew up in western Nebraska, so Denver was always our closest “big” city. During college, I managed to make friends with several people from Colorado who drew me to the state often to visit as well. I’ve always been in love with the outdoors aspect of Colorado, but also love the laid-back, friendly and almost “smaller city” vibe Denver offers alongside the very “big city” side of Denver that includes great sports teams, a great foodie scene and lots of arts and culture. And, I’d be remiss not to mention I love a good Colorado-brewed beer while relaxing on a patio!