August 2014

Fall travel in Colorado - Ouray & Telluride

Fall in Colorado rivals many other states that are well-known for leaf peeping. I’ve been to some of those states and I have to say that while I might be a teensy bit bias, Colorado holds her own against the best of them. I am an October baby, so I’ve done a lot of fall travel in Colorado. I love traveling in the autumn for many reasons. Towns are less

Last minute Colorado summer trip ideas - go boating. HeidiTown.com

We took a random, midweek trip to Grand Lake last week. With Colorado kids heading back to school, the town’s usual busy summer season has lightened up a bit and it’s the perfect time to visit. It is still warm enough to take a dip in the lake and the ice cream lines aren’t very long. We only stayed for one night, but got an opportunity to stay downtown at

Nelsen's Old Town Car Show 2013 - 17

The older I get the more I appreciate old cars. I have no idea why, but I do know that owning a 6 cylinder vehicle has made it more fun to drive, so that probably has something to do with it. I enjoy car shows and I really like the Old Town Car Show (formerly the Nelsen’s Old Town Car Show) because it’s in lively downtown Fort Collins. I’ve watched

Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer in Manitou Springs, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

Today’s #TravelTuesday tip may seem simple, but I’m here to tell you that it’s vital. I’m a hat person. I love hats of all sorts and own quite a few. Spring, summer, fall or winter, a hat is probably the most useful thing you can pack when you’re heading out on a trip – any kind of trip. Heading to the beach? Whether it’s the beach at Horsetooth Reservoir in

PJ's Neighborhood Pub in Hotchkiss, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

A lot of today’s travelers say that they want to “experience a place like a local.” They don’t mean they want to wake up at 6 and go to work like a local, but they do want to experience the local favorites; local bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. They want what the local like to do, see, taste and hear. During our travels across Colorado and beyond, Ryan and I

Great American Beer Festival 2012. The ultimate pretzel necklace. HeidiTown.com

Colorado loves beer festivals. They occur year round, but during the summer you could attend one every weekend, should your liver and pocketbook be able to take it. I’m not a beer blogger, so I don’t attend every Colorado beer event, but I do go to my fair share and I’ve learned a thing or two that may help you out. These are my tips in no particular order of

dancing elephant sculpture in Hotchkiss, Colorado.

Happiness to me is exploring a new place, so when I was invited to Delta County in May, I was ready to make some new Colorado memories with my husband, Ryan. Our first stop on the trip was Hotchkiss, where we stayed at the Leroux River Inn & Vineyard, an experience I wrote about here. We got in late, so spent the following day discovering the community. Hotchkiss is a

Bohemian Night at NewWestFest Mountain Avenue Stage (2013).

It’s that time, time to celebrate Fort Collins, Colorado’s birthday and this time it’s a real doozy because this year we’re celebrating a 150th birthday. Fort Collins, you look real darn good for your age! What: Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest When: August 15-17, 2014 Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday, 11 .m. to 7 p.m. Where: Downtown Fort Collins, Colorado Admission: Free What: Well, let me tell you”¦