March 2015

Ten reasons road trips rule.

Contemplating a road trip this spring or summer? Here’s why road trips rule. 1. There are no lines, no purse checks and you can leave your shoes on. 2. You can sing at the top of your lungs and no one but the dog thinks you’re crazy. 3. You can take your dog along. Dogs rule! 4. You can stop for breaks; stretch your legs and breathe real, clean, fresh

The view from Green Ridge at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado.

Want to get away from it all, but don’t want to drive far? Check out Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. Just one hour north of Denver, once you arrive at Sylvan Dale you’ll feel a million miles from civilization. In fact, you may feel as though you’ve time traveled to another century. We had the opportunity to spend a night at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch during their “Swing

You're invited to HeidiTown Fest 2015!

HeidiTown Fest 2015 is happening… it’s really, really happening! I am so excited to invite you to Ouray over Memorial Day Weekend 2015, May 23-24, to experience Colorado like I experience Colorado. I am thrilled to introduce my readers to one of Colorado’s fantastic gems – Ouray, Colorado. We’re going to have a heck of a weekend. Anyone who books a HeidiTown Fest package will be a VIP and gals

The Top 5 Reason to Attend the Taste of Vail

Update March 2024: The Taste of Vail is April 3-6, 2024, and I won’t be there. Yes, I am sad about it. I will be speaking at IN THE GAME in Durango, a conference by Downtown Colorado, Inc. This is the first time we’ve missed this amazing event in many years. You should go, though. It’s the best! **** It is considered one of the nation’s premier food and wine

Skijoring Championships in Leadville, Colorado 2015.

Last weekend we were in Leadville, Colorado for their annual Crystal Carnival and Skijoring Weekend. The weather was glorious; the sky was a brilliant blue and the sunshine turned the town into a wonderland of sparkling white snow. I have always wanted to witness the Skijoring Championships in Leadville and the event did not disappoint. Skijoring involves either a dog or horse pulling a person on skis. In Leadville, it’s

The Mayor and a Leprachaun. St. Patrick's Day in Colorado.

As a natural redhead with the freckles to prove it, I love St. Patrick’s Day. And while I’ve technically got more Scottish than Irish blood running through my veins, on St. Patrick’s Day I’m all Irish, along with everyone else in the United State. We’re heading to a private St. Patrick’s Day party on Saturday night – invited by Clan McCarthy – we’re talking homemade corn beef & hash and

Ska Brewing, Durango, Colorado.

I’m a decade or two away from my college days, but I still know a good drink special when I see one and a good spring break town when I visit one. My top two picks for best college spring break towns in Colorado are Breckenridge and Durango. Durango’s advantage in the spring break game is that it is a college town and that means bars cater to college kids