2018

2018 in HeidiTown, A Retrospective 3, Photo by Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer

I can hear you now. “Oh my god, she used the word ‘retrospective!’ I’m going to quit reading.’” Please don’t. I did use the word, but I promise to make this retrospective short and sweet. As usual, I have written an end of the year post. I used to write about my favorite experiences during the year and last year I wrote “The Road Trip Life: A Year in on

Snowmobiling in Leadville, Colorado It’s Fun. HeidiTown.com Photo by White Mountain Snowmobile Tours

Yes, it’s loud. Yes, it can be a bit stinky. But boy, oh boy, is it fun. I am never so happy than when astride a snowmobile. I’ve only been on a snowmobile a couple of times, but other than jet boating in Grand Junction, there’s very little that’s as exhilarating. Plus, snowmobiling gives the rider an opportunity to take in beautiful views. RELATED: Jet Boat Colorado (The Most Fun

Bologna Sandwiches & Battleship at Punch Bowl Social in Stapleton (HeidiTown) outdoor shot by Amber Boutwell

We are all a bit nostalgic right now. When “South Park” does a Member Berries episode, you know it’s true. “Member the 90s?” “I member.” Enter, Punch Bowl Social. This is a place that provides Gen X with everything they remember loving from the “good old days” and Millennials love it too because it’s all so rad. Punch Bowl Social is a Colorado company, in fact, their Stapleton location, just one-year-old,

Antlers Pool in Winter Courtesy of the hotel

Sometimes, I am asked why I like Vail so much. “You seem like a down-to-earth person,” they’ll say. “Why Vail?” That’s because a lot of people associate Vail with a sort of pretension that’s been hard for the destination to shake, and maybe some would rather not. Let’s face it, if you think a place is a certain way, it’s likely that you’ll find it that way when you visit.

A Colorado Mountain Town for the Holidays. Scenic Glenwood Springs

Also appearing in this year’s “Christmas in Berthoud” in the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor If you’re considering spending the holidays away from home, there’s nothing more magical than the Colorado Rocky Mountains covered in snow. There are many beautiful mountain towns but which is right for you? It depends on who you are traveling with and your expectations for a holiday getaway. Romantic Holiday If you plan to travel with your

New Things to do in Breckenridge, Part Two, HeidiTown.com , skiing at Grand Colorado on Peak 8

Read: New Things to do in Breckenridge (2017) I’ve been visiting Breckenridge for the good part of two decades and like many Coloradans, I’ve come to love specific places in Breckenridge. However, as someone who is here to impart new information to HeidiTown citizens, I can’t get stuck in a rut, even if its a delicious rut, so on that last couple of trips, we’ve made it a point to

Visit the Breckenridge Troll & Obey the Rules. HeidiTown (5)

UPDATE November 17, 2018: Isak Heartstone was taken down on Thursday, November 15. I am extremely saddened by this news. Read more in the Summit Daily. The artist, Dambo, might strike a deal to rebuild the troll (read the story here). I am crossing my fingers that the troll stays in Colorado. I will update this again when/if the story changes. *** Unless you’ve been living under a bridge, you’ve probably

When it Comes to Tacos, Longmont, Colorado is Winning. Benny's Tacos. HeidiTown.com

There are few cities along Colorado’s Front Range that have a better taco scene than Longmont—maybe none. Google search “tacos in Longmont” and tons of entries come up, from places like Fuzzy’s Tacos to lots of locally owned joints. I asked citizens on HeidiTown’s Facebook page their favorite taco in Colorado. National Taco Day inspired the question and I got a number of responses but was blown away by how

HeidiTown Turns 11 Pic 6

Before the month is out, it’s important that I acknowledge the fact that I’ve been doing this gig for 11 years. That’s right, I started this blog before self-driving cars, Kickstarter, Hoverboards and Kindles.  Back in 2007, most people didn’t know what a blog was and today, it seems that nearly everyone is blogging. By the way, “blog” became a recognized word by Merriam-Webster in 2004. A lot has happened

Now for Something Completely Different Moxy Denver Cherry Creek 1. HeidiTown.com

The word “unique” is overused, especially in travel writing, but the truth is, the Moxy Denver Cherry Creek is a unique hotel. Where else will you find a vending machine that sells sunglasses and beef jerky? Where else in the Rocky Mountains, will you find plastic flamingos neatly arranged on your hotel bed? When I moved to Colorado in the late 1990s, Cherry Creek was a much more subdued place