Featured Festival Telluride Fire Festival 2016 El Pulpo Mecanico

This was the most unique winter festival we attended last year. It’s a spectacle of creativity and fire and must be experienced to be truly understood. And, the fact that it’s held in Telluride is a big bonus. Part Burning Man, part community party, 2015 was the inaugural year of Telluride Fire Festival. The first thing we witnessed on our first night in town was El Pulpo Mecanico. I’ll admit,

©Larry PierceSteamboat Ski Resort

Want to get high in Colorado this New Year’s Eve? It’s super easy and I’m not referring to a drug induced high. If you were to fly high above the Rocky Mountains on New Year’s Eve, you’d see an array of fireworks, from Steamboat Springs to Telluride the mountains would be covered in sparkling flashes of color. New Year’s Eve in  Breckenridge Breckenridge, Colorado knows how to put on a

Last minute Colorado gifts available online

It’s getting easier and easier to find gifts that are made in Colorado. Most towns have a store or two selling local wares. But if you’d like to buy from the comfort of your home, that’s available too. Here are some Colorado gift available online. A Colorado Park Pass for Christmas This is the gift that keeps on giving and it’s way better than a membership to the Jelly of

Sherlock Holmes in Denver, Colorado. HeidiTown (2)

What is a 128-year-old fictional private detective doing in Denver, Colorado? Well, my dear readers, the game’s afoot at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and you’re invited solve the case. Think this exhibit is just for kids? Think again. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes encourages parents to review this page before bringing their children. Remember, the series of Holmes books, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, were

Golden Colorado Candlelight Parade, Photo by travel writer Rich Grant

I’m not a super Christmassy person. I don’t decorate my house, I don’t participate in cookie Christmas exchanges and I do not listen to the Christmas station on Pandora. I’m not a scrooge, really, just not big on holidays in general, except St. Patrick’s Day. Bagpipes and whiskey? Yes, please. However, even the biggest Scrooge in the world can’t help but get into the spirit in Golden, Colorado. We visited

Romantic Winter Getaways in Colorado. Crested Butte in the snow

December is the most popular month to purchase engagement rings, according to National Jewelers Magazine, and this means that a lot of couples get engaged during the winter. Whether you’re looking to pop the question or just want to impress your spouse with a wintry getaway, here are some romantic Colorado destinations sure to please. Grand Lake, Colorado Well known as a summer destination, over the years, Grand Lake has

Resolve to visit a new place. Welcome to Colorful Colorado sign. HeidiTown.com

It’s the time of year when folks start contemplating their New Year’s resolutions and I’ve got a resolution I’d love for you to consider. How about resolving to travel to at least one new place in your state this year? Most people have their favorite locations and they tend to vacation there year after year. I challenge you to discover a new destination in 2016 and give it a try.

Colorado sunshine on my shoulders make me happy. HeidiTown.com

It’s Thanksgiving week and that means posts about thankfulness are  popping up on blogs across the United States, so I decided to play along. When you live in Colorado there’s a lot to be thankful for, but I’m especially thankful for our 300 days of sunshine every year. Coloradans wake up to sunshine streaming in our bedroom windows nearly every day of the week. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest,

stars at Denver Christkindl Market 2014. HeidiTown.com

I love visiting Denver during the holidays. The city literally twinkles with Christmas cheer, especially the Denver Christkindl Market. As many of you know, we’re longtime lovers of this European-style Christmas market that sets up shop in Skyline Park in downtown Denver each holiday season. The market is a throwback to Christmas days of old. It’s fashioned after traditional European Christmas Markets that have a long history dating back to

Why it’s easy to #OptOutside in Colorado

There has been a great deal of buzz around  REI’s #OptOutside Campaign. If you haven’t heard, REI is closing their stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday and is encouraging customers to enjoy an outdoor activity instead of fighting the shopping crowds. Here in Colorado there are lots of ways to #OptOutside, so I thought I’d shed light on some of the ways you can #OptOutside in Colorado on Black Friday