Brittany Anas

Freelance Writer

United States

Hi, I'm Brittany Anas (pronounced like the spice, anise ... see, that wasn't too embarrassing to say, now was it?) My professional writing career started when I was in elementary school and my grandma paid me $1 for each story I wrote for her. I'm a former newspaper reporter, with more than a decade of experience Hula-hooping at planning meetings and covering just about every beat from higher-education to crime to science for the Boulder Daily Camera and The Denver Post. Now, I'm a freelance writer, specializing in travel, health, food, and adventure.

I've contributed to publications including Men's Journal, Women's Health, American Way, TripSavvy, Eat This, Not That!, Apartment Therapy, Denver Life Magazine, 5280, Livability, The Denver Post, Simplemost, USA Today Travel Tips, Make it Better, AAA publications, Reader's Digest, Discover Life and more.

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Make It Better - Family, Food, Finances & Philanthropy
8 Sleep Myths - Busted! Decoding the Latest Research About Sleep

Getting enough sleep is crucial for good health. But what if you've been making decisions about your sleep routine based on outdated information? Also, if you've declared 2019 your "year of sleep," are those bedtime gadgets aimed at helping you achieve deeper sleep actually working?

This Small City Is Home to the Coolest Art Museum You'll Ever Visit

Most museums you've been to probably have stern warning signs: "Do not touch the art." OK, that's fair. But Meow Wolf is the antithesis of most museums. At this interactive Santa Fe fantasyland where art meets sci-fi, not only can you touch the artwork, but you're encouraged to enjoy a truly immersive, multi-sensory experience.

Japan Has More Than 350 Kit Kat Flavors That We Don't Have In The U.S.

I went to Japan for spiritual renewal. I came back home with the most amazing stash of Kit Kats. Let me explain: Last spring, I embarked on a soul-searching, 11-day sojourn with REI Adventures. Most of the trip consisted of hiking, tracing the routes that ancient emperors took for spiritual

These Are The 10 Best Beaches In The U.S. For 2019

Wish you could laze on a beach under clear blue skies, soaking up some sunshine with crashing waves setting the soundtrack? It's time to stop daydreaming and "seas" the day by finally planning that beach getaway. We asked readers to tell us their favorite spring break destinations, and beach vacations

Apartment Therapy
5 Surprising Places to Live in the U.S. If You Love Hiking

For some people, a big backyard is a priority-as in a backyard that boasts hundreds of miles of trails perfect for weekends spent hiking and exploring. You know of the biggies like the Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon and The Narrows in Zion National Park.

Apartment Therapy
The Best Affordable City for Your Zodiac Sign

How does moving to a brand new city sound? For some zodiac sun signs, like Cancers, it might sound terrible, as they're prone to staying close to their family and are nostalgic for the "old neighborhood." (Though, it might be a great experience for them to get out of their shells a bit!)

Reader's Digest
The Best Speakeasies Hidden Inside Hotels

The next time you check into a hotel, you may want to peer behind a bookcase or ask the front desk for a password. Some of the most unique speakeasies are hiding out in hotels.

The Know
7 ghost towns in Colorado from graveyards with ill-fated sheriffs to spoils left behind by...

By Brittany Anas, Special to The Denver Post With abandoned mines, dusty streets and ramshackle buildings, Colorado's ghost towns have a knack for giving visitors goosebumps. Colorado has roughly 300 ghost towns throughout the state, mostly concentrated deep in the mountains, where miners - who had dreams of striking it rich - set up settlements, and along the Eastern Plains, explained Tom Noel, a state historian who is known as "Dr. Colorado."

The Know
Eight of Denver's most creative margaritas to try on National Margarita Day

Most Unique: The Tarantula at Masa Cocina Mexicana, $12 A candied, edible hibiscus leaf looks a bit like a tarantula crawling out of the glass of this mezcal-based margarita. It's also mixed with an aloe liqueur to lend herbaceous and floral notes, as well as a hibiscus agua fresca.

DIA Kills Its Passive-Aggressive Train Delay Message

This obit honors the passive-aggressive announcement that inspired irritation, giggles, and surprise from riders of Denver International Airport's train over the years. | For years, passengers shuttling between Denver International Airport's terminals were publicly shamed if they were dilly-dallying while boarding the tram or tried to hop on at the very last second.

Men's Journal
Recipe: How to Make the Spiciest Margarita You'll Ever Try

If you embrace spiciness, then leave the pineapple-jalapeño or watermelon-habanero margaritas to the rookies. Like its name, this spicy margarita cuts straight to the point, and it doesn't lean on fruit mixes to tame its fire. Serious Tequila Drinker? Here's Where to Find the Best Margaritas in the U.S.