Beth in front of Battersea Power Station, London April 2014
I like to travel, watch birds, and recycle everything in sight, which sometimes annoys people. Most of all, I believe in the importance of restoring our environments (urban and rural and wild) so they are more hospitable to animals and plants and people. Especially the people who already live there.

I spent much of 2011 through 2015 traveling, along the West and East Coasts of the United States, and to Australia, New Zealand, and several countries in Asia. I have lived in more apartments and hotels than I can count.

After my father died in 2015, I returned to Kansas City for a few years. In 2021, I moved back to Denver.


For my take on the importance of environmental restoration, start here.

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  1. Beth Partin March 1, 2009 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Just wanted to say hello, not only is my name Beth Partin, but I also love in Colorado…Summit County to be exact. I have you bookmarked now and will be checking out your blog regularly.

    Beth P

  2. Beth Partin March 1, 2009 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Hey, that’s really cool. I’ve come across some Beth Partins on Google but wasn’t aware any of them lived in the same state. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Todd Bradley August 4, 2009 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I think you two should meet sometime. I’ve never met another person named Todd Bradley, though I know some exist. If I had the opportunity, I’d have a barbecue and invite them all over.

  4. Angie December 9, 2009 at 10:50 am - Reply

    I was curious to know about the Denver Black Arts Festival’s Joda Stage… You stated that you were not compelled to stay after the end of M*SHAKA*FUSION’s performance…. why was that?

  5. Beth Partin December 9, 2009 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    It’s hard to remember after 6 months, but I think I was probably hungry.

  6. […] Beth Partin has some great shots of  Shangri-La Coffee on her January post of her blog Living the Mile-High Life. […]

  7. Mary R October 12, 2010 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Dear Beth,
    So happy to find another travel lover like me! I love your concept of the haibun. I might just have to try it myself! Looking forward to reading more…

  8. Beth Partin October 13, 2010 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Mary, thanks for visiting. There are other travel websites on the Denver Links page.

  9. Rivvy Neshama October 14, 2010 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Hi Beth,

    I just found your website and was very moved by your poetry. I especially liked Approaching Winter. It was nice to meet you last night — and today on the Web!

  10. Beth Partin October 14, 2010 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Thanks, Rivvy, it was good to see you again soon. “Approaching Winter” is actually about the anniversary of my mother’s death, though I wasn’t able to get that in there directly.

  11. Anh November 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm - Reply


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  12. saint facetious December 14, 2010 at 8:19 am - Reply

    So did you ever meet the other Beth Partin?

  13. Beth Partin December 14, 2010 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    I never did! Maybe I should go to Summit County and start going through the phone books…

  14. Carol Sperat March 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Hi Beth,
    I’m a Denver based landscape architect. Currently I’m dong some pro bono work for the GrowHaus and I would like to include a few of your photos in a master plan we are developing. The plan will be used for fund raising and general community awareness. We will print a few copies in house and there will be no for sale products. May we use some of your images? I can provide an acknowledgement for the photos.

    Carol Sperat

  15. Nicole Rogers August 4, 2011 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Hello Beth,

    Sorry for the long comment, I couldn’t find your email 🙂

    My name is Nicole, and I’m the manager of publisher partnerships for See Jane Fly ( — an exclusive network of women’s local lifestyle and travel bloggers, who are committed to exploring new and different ways to approach travel – through pop culture, everyday life, design, food, and adventure.

    The only platform of its kind focused on the female travel vertical, See Jane Fly is small, but with good reason. We take special care in selecting the “best of” travel and local lifestyle partners, who are recognized and trusted by audiences far and wide.

    We’re big fans of Beth at Home and Abroad, and we’re excited to connect with you. We’ve been focused on partnering with key sites as we “officially” form our blog network, and we’d love to get you on board.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.


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    We’re looking for travel, local, and women’s lifestyle blogs who are committed to exploring new and different ways to travel – through pop culture, food, everyday life, design, photography, you name it – to become part of the See Jane Fly Publisher Community!

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  16. Jessica June 18, 2015 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    A great blog! When you are in Indonesia be sure to check out the slow food Bali movement it seems like it would be right up your ally!

    • Beth Partin June 19, 2015 at 10:05 am - Reply

      Thanks for the tip. Initially we weren’t planning to go to Bali, but now we are, so I will look into it.

  17. […] My wife Beth posted an article about us being on the home stretch of our preparation for the six month (maybe less, maybe more) travel. She wrote, “Todd has to see the dermatologist again, and I am visiting a lymphedema therapist to get one last treatment before our trip. This is the kind of thing that middle-aged people do before they travel.” […]

  18. maril March 26, 2016 at 9:11 am - Reply

    beautiful photos to go with your narrative. I feel like I’ve been there!

  19. Beth Partin March 29, 2016 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Thanks, Maril. I appreciate that.

  20. Sanne Olesen November 24, 2018 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    Dear Beth Partin, My husband has agressive brain cancer and I am wanting to get him on treatment with the Thera Bionic Device as soon as possible. I read your post from 2013 of friends using the device for the liver. I would love to ask them for advice on how to proceed. I am also on facebook – my name is Sanne Olesen and I live in Denmark. Thank you!

    • Beth January 29, 2019 at 8:25 pm - Reply

      Dear Sanne,

      I’m sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I haven’t been posting much on my website, so I don’t check messages as often as I should. I contacted my friends who used the Therabionic device and asked them to contact you.