Aspen get's a bad reputation for being a town that exclusively houses the super rich and pompous. Many non-local, non-tourists only associate the town with skiing and mansions. Although those things do exist in Aspen there is a vast culture that locals have created over the years that make Aspen a truly spectacular place. Yes, there are affordable resturants such as The Big Wrap and Rhino's which despite being tucked away from the main streets have some truly spectacular food. The summer brings a host of activities, such as hiking, biking, swimming, and all the other outdoorsy activities that we are so fond of. And despite being a small town, there are many events that bring a rich culutral oppurtunity such as the Film Fest, Aspen Music Festival and the Aspen Ideas Festival. Aspen is a beautiful place full of interesting people and traditions and I am so lucky to have lived there.