February 18, 2016

Au pairs adore Colorado: nicest people, best views!

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Au pair stories

When we asked our au pairs in Colorado what they love most about living there, the answers are unanimous. Colorado has the friendliest people, the most beautiful landscapes and the healthiest of lifestyles! Find out more about what makes Colorado the perfect place to spend an au pair year below. 
I am deeply in love with Colorado. At first, I just wanted to go to CA or NY. Now I am so glad I’m here. Otherwise I wouldn’t have known the magic of this place. Colorado for me means outdoors, healthy food and healthy people. Friendly and kind. I go climbing and skiing every week and skiing, and I’m eating gluten free and dairy free. My body is feeling so good.
—Julia Fournier, au pair from Spain
Colorado is the best state in all of the U.S. Everyone is so nice and always asks “Hi, how are you?” And, from Denver, it is very cheap to fly anywhere.
—Marcin Olejniczak, au pair from Poland


German au pair Nele Lensch enjoying the great Colorado outdoors with friends.

Every season is beautiful – in summer you get to run around in shorts and you’re still hot, even the fall isn’t cold or rainy. All the leaves are changing in beautiful colors, in between which it’s just awesome to do a little hiking. In the winter season Colorado turns into a real winter-wonderland! Everything is white, the sky is blue and skiing is just the best thing you can do in those great conditions.
—Nele Lensch, au pair from Germany
What I love about Colorado, is the mix of people. There are a lot of students but also families. People here are really active and most of them prefer riding their bikes than taking the car! I love that, it is just really motivating and inspiring. I also love the people in Colorado a lot. Everybody is so friendly and open-minded which I really appreciate. Colorado is just awesome!
—Laura Wolfinger, au pair from Austria


Nathalie Leon, au pair from Mexico, enjoying an American football game in Denver with friends.

Colorado is a friendly state, everyone here tries to be nice, and in my case when I say I am from Mexico they speak in Spanish or help me with my English! It is wonderful!
—Nathalie Leon, Cultural Care au pair from Mexico
Colorado is one of the healthiest states in the country. With the great outdoors it’s easy to get active and find things to do. It’s a crazy beautiful place, and I’ve never felt unsafe or insecure. This is a place I call home.
—Hanna Norstedt, au pair from Sweden
I also love the landscapes. In Colorado. Plans here always include a natural adventure. Colorado is a peaceful place, and I am very happy here.
—Ximena Lopez, au pair from Colombia

Veronika von Wrytz-Rekowski

“If you need to escape a bigger city of Colorado you only need to drive a few minutes to enjoy the clear air and the peace,” says German au pair Veronika.

The hidden places in Colorado will take your breath away and you won’t believe the beauty of this world. All the places you’ll see during your stay in Colorado are the places that will make you fall in love with America and being an au pair.
—Veronika von Wrytz-Rekowski, au pair from Germany
The weather here is beautiful, and the seasons are amazing. In Colorado, we have 300 sunny days a year!
—Alina Frank, au pair from Germany


“I love Colorado because the people here are open-minded and really friendly! They are so interested in you when they hear that you’re not an American”: Marie Haerting, au pair from Germany

Most beautiful sites to see in Colorado:
Rocky Mountain National Park; Garden Of the Gods, Mesa Verde National Park; Hanging Lake; the view at Lookout Mountain; the sunrises and sunsets; Red Rocks Amphitheater; The Flat Irons
Best places in Colorado for coffee or a meal:
Hard Rock Café; Amante Coffee; Waterloo Louisville; Four Winds Coffee; Rock Bottom; Picnic at Daniels Gate Park; Original Pancake House; Under the Umbrella; Solid Grounds, Spur Coffee Shop; Viewhouse Centennial; Wash Park; The Laughing Goat; Native Foods Café; The Bookworm of Edwards
Great events in Colorado you won’t want to miss:
Snowshoeing in the mountains; Denver Broncos game; BolderBoulder 10k; Jazz Aspen; Broncos Parade after they won the Super Bowl; Super Bowl Party; Colorado Avalanche hockey game; Denver Zombie Crawl; Vail Snow Daze
Great classes to consider in Colorado:
Advanced Writing, Pronunciation and Multi Skills English Class at Emily Griffith School; ESL at Front Range Community Collage in; English classes at Colorado School of English; Bridge Class in Denver (a special 3-credit class for au pairs for $250); English Class at Doorways English School; Climbing at Movement, Boulder; Tai Chi at Naropa University; ESL at Colorado Mountain


Au pair Tiziana D’Ulisse says she loves Colorado so much that she’d love to stay there forever!

Perfect way to spend a day in Colorado:
I love sleeping over at a friend’s house and then going out for breakfast. After that I like to hike and the car drive to get there. It´s always funny because I love to sing along to the songs on the radio. I love to watch a movie after the hiking trip or going out for dinner.
—Marie Haerting, Cultural Care au pair from Germany
Go shopping at Silverthorne or in one of Denver’s malls—enjoy the drive up there because of the view! After that, stop by at one of the hot springs that Colorado offers.”
—Veronika von Wrytz-Rekowski, au pair from Germany
Brunch at a breakfast place, snowboarding in Vail, relaxing in the sun, coffee at a nice café, dinner at Gore Range Brewery or Rock Bottom and then go out with friends.
—Alina Frank, au pair from Germany
A perfect view in a park, my favorite people and friends around me—enjoying the sun even when it’s cold. Every look at the mountains is breathtaking!
—Vanessa Schorde, au pair from Germany
A hiking tour and a visit to Boulder—the best college town ever!
—Tonja Püschel, au pair from Germany
Breakfast at Snooze or DJ’s. Then having the kids between 12pm-4pm. After that, dinner at the Viewhouse with all of my friends and then just see where we end up. Maybe at the cinema or just Starbucks. Maybe an adventure, like a road trip to Boulder. Ending the day would be with a sleepover with all of them, talking late until we fall asleep!
—Hanna Norstedt, au pair from Sweden
Bagels and a soy cappucino for breakfast. A good hike up to the Falt Irons or a day trip of snowboarding in Vail or Aspen. A nice warm pasta meal or a pizza. A good talk with a friend at Starbucks. A good sleep and then a morning when you discover all the new snow that fell during the night.
—Laura Wolfinger, au pair from Austria

Cultural Care au pairs are in love with Colorado! What do you love about CO? Or the state you are currently living in? Click here to share your state love with us.