December 2013

A wintery sunset over Grand Lake in Grand Lake, Colorado.

This is the first HeidiTown segment of 2014. It posts here today, but runs on KRFC 88.9 FM on Wednesday and Friday. This past year was amazing and we’re looking forward to another fabulous year here in HeidiTown. If you haven’t already, take time to subscribe to the site so that you never miss a thing in 2014. Also we have a ton of fun at the HeidiTown Block Party

Top of the Rockies zipline

Deciding on the top ten highlights from this past year was really, really difficult. We’ve put some serious mileage on our car over the last 12 months and we’ve done some pretty amazing things. We attend the  125th anniversary of Glenwood Hot Springs, we received a personal tour of the Leadville graveyard, one of the oldest in Colorado, we finally visited  Coors Brewing in Golden, we soaked in all three

Hot air balloon floating over Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

In part one of “Steamboat Springs, when you’re not skiing,” I shared a few places I love to grab a drink, and my inspiring experiences at the Strings Music Pavilion. Read it here. Today, I am sharing a few more of my other favorite off slope activities in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Stay in Steamboat I’ve had the pleasure of staying at three very nice accommodations near Steamboat Resort, including Trappeur’s

Hanging out with friends at Bear River Bar & Grill at Steamboat Resort.

Everyone knows Steamboat Springs, Colorado is a great place to ski, in fact, it is world class. I’ve gotten to know Steamboat fairly well over the years, as we have good friends who live in town. I’ve had the pleasure of eating at many of the Boat’s restaurants, soaking in the hot springs and attending an assortment of festivals. Here is my two-part guide to some of my favorite things

The starting line at the Race of the Santas a six block run for charity in Breckenridge, Colorado.

It’s time for another HeidiTown segment on KRFC 88.9 FM. I’ve been on Fort Collins community radio since August 2011. The station has been on air since 2003. KRFC’s shows are programmed and hosted by volunteers. In fact, volunteers donate more than 40,000 hours of their time annually to KRFC and 95% of programming is hosted by real people like me. If you’d like to support KRFC 88.9 FM go

Ryan riding the chairlift in Powderhorn Mountain Resort.

When you think of Grand Junction what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Wine? Peaches? Biking? All of those things should come to mind, but so should skiing. Powderhorn Mountain Resort is just 45 minutes from Grand Junction (it took us 30 minutes from our hotel that was located at I70 in Grand Junction). We visited on closing weekend last March. The drive to Powderhorn is beautiful, and I

ristkindl Market 7 - HeidiTown

This year’s Denver Christkindl Market is bigger and better than ever. We stopped by for dinner and a little shopping before our Colorado Symphony concert on a Friday night. After all, the market, locate at Skyline Park in downtown Denver is just a block and a half away from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Christmas Markets pop up all over Europe during the holidays, and the Denver Christkindl

Santa Train Pikes Peak Cog Railway

There’s something about the holidays that makes me (and a lot of you) think about trains. I don’t know exactly why trains seem so Christmassy, perhaps it is because they are a blast from the past. A vintage mode of travel that makes us dream about the days of yore. Whatever the reason, the tourism railroads here in Colorado take full advantage of our nostalgic love of trains during the

Heidi stein at Denver Christkindl Market

This week is jam packed with posts (that’s what happens during the holidays), so this is going up today (Tuesday), not normally a day that I post anything. We all gotta be a little flexible when it comes to the holidays! *** It’s time for another HeidiTown segment on KRFC 88.9 FM. These segments air on the radio station on Wednesdays and Fridays. This month it’s all about the holidays.

Colorado Gives Day Logo

I’ve decided to dedicate December to “Colorado Gives Day.” This gives me the opportunity to highlight all the charities that have been recipients of HeidiTown Gives Back during this past year. Colorado Gives Day is a 24 hour period of time that starts at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. It’s a state wide marketing campaign to, according to the website, “support the nonprofits that protect and nurture quality