August 2015

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Poster

What’s better than beer and blues music? Beer and blues in Telluride. For 21 years, Telluride Blues & Brews has been bringing top musical acts and great beer to the San Juan Mountains. This year is no exception. The musical lineup is red hot. The opening show (9/17), “˜Bal de Maison’ featuring Nathanial Rateliff & the Night Sweats and Eagle Eye Williamson is almost sold out. Nathanial Rateliff & the

Our breakfast ride view at Latigo Ranch in Kremmling, Colorado.

As we walked down the hill from our cabin on the last day at Latigo Ranch, we felt a mixture of happiness and sadness. We didn’t want to leave this beautiful and magical place. Thankfully, we had a full morning planned. We mounted our horses at the barn and started out towards the breakfast spot in small groups of two or three. There were no typical trail rides during our

ArtoCade in Trinidad, Colorado. fire breathing dragon car

When the  ArtoCade  folks approached me about featuring their fest, I was delighted. This is the type of festival that I love to share with my readers. ArtoCade puts the “u” in unique and with so many festivals all starting to look the same, it’s downright refreshing. So what’s ArtoCade? It’s an art car parade and festival. And what’s an art car? According to Wikipedia it’s a vehicle that has

Road Trip Planning 101. US 160 near Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Songs are powerful. They can make us feel a variety of emotions and even prompt us to recall past events. A friend recently posted a video to Facebook while on a road trip to California. He and his daughter were cruising through the desert listening to U2. I had a flashback to one of my own desert road trips. Way back in 1999, Ryan and I drove from Denver to

Hi County Haus property in Winter Park, Colorado.

Many Coloradans grew up skiing at Winter Park and it holds a special place in many hearts, but have you visited the town during the summer? It may have “winter” in the name, but it’s a fantastic summer festival town with one of my favorite festival venues, Hideaway Park. Last weekend, my friend, Karen, and I headed up to Grand County to attend the Winter Park Beer Festival at Hideaway

Cow Cutting and Cattle Drive at Latigo Ranch.

On our second day at Latigo Ranch we awoke to brilliant blue skies and after a hearty made-to-order breakfast we headed to the barn. This was a big day for the guests of Latigo because our riding skill and mettle would be tested. It was cattle drive day. I’ll admit that I was shaking in my cowboy boots, but the wranglers assured me that each rider could go at their

tasting mug at San Juan Brewfest

To say that I like Durango would be an understatement. The town has tons of culture, but also has small town appeal and I simply love it. When San Juan Brewfest asked me to write about and attend their festival this year I was super excited. Not only does this festival feature a handful of new-to-me breweries, it’s held in Durango. That’s a WIN-WIN in my book. The location of

Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival, 2015. Phone shots. HeidiTown (11)

Updated 5/17/18 I’ve been to Keystone Resort many times, so it’s about time they got some major ink. Perhaps you associate this resort with skiing, and yes, it’s a first-rate ski resort and really fabulous for families. However, it’s also a fantastic summer destination as you will find out in this post. One of the main keys to Keystone Resort, and the reason they are important to HeidiTown is their festival