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Cheyenne Frontier Days: That’s WY
Cheyenne Frontier Days: That’s WY

July 22, 2024

I’m Your Huckleberry, A Cattle Drive Road Trip: Steak in Nebraska
I’m Your Huckleberry, A Cattle Drive Road Trip: Steak in Nebraska

July 18, 2024

Casa Bonita: Nostalgia Satisfied, But Can it Survive?
Casa Bonita: Nostalgia Satisfied, But Can it Survive?

July 8, 2024

Sheila of Growing Small Town Nebraska: Why Listen & Why Go
Sheila of Growing Small Town Nebraska: Why Listen & Why Go

July 1, 2024

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5 Reasons to go to a Keystone Festival this Summer. HeidiTown Wine & Jazz crowd shot
August, Colorado, Festivals, July, June

5 Reasons to go to a Keystone Festival this Summer

We have been attending a Keystone Festival every summer since 2014, so I know a thing or two about these events. Keystone, Colorado Wine & Jazz Festival 2022 The 1st reason to attend one of the events is that they ... [ Read More ]
Ska Brewing & Hot Springs in Durango, Colorado (9)
Colorado, Travel

Take the Edge Off: Ska Brewing & Durango Hot Springs

Five years had passed since we were last in Durango, and that’s a long time not to have visited one of my favorite Colorado towns. This month, it was for IN THE GAME, a conference by Downtown Colorado, Inc. I ... [ Read More ]
The Prettiest Drive in Colorado Denver to Durango. HeidiTown
Colorado, Travel

The Prettiest Drive in Colorado: Denver to Durango

For more than twenty years, we had a family cabin outside of Fairplay and some months, we’d go up twice. So, I have driven Highway 285 many times. However, that cabin has been sold for several years, and I am ... [ Read More ]
Affordable Snowmass Yes, You Can HeidiTown (10)
Colorado, Travel

Affordable Snowmass? Yes, You Can

This was our third trip to Snowmass, and I have finally discovered that Snowmass is Aspen. Yep, Snowmass does not have its own address. It is a part of Aspen. Now that I know, the restaurant prices make more sense ... [ Read More ]
Nostalgia & Education Orcas at the Denver Museum of Science & Nature HeidiTown
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Nostalgia & Education: Orcas at the Denver Museum of Science & Nature

It’s been years since I’ve written about the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Seven years, to be exact. When we lived in the Denver area, we had a membership. We don’t often get there these days. However, when I ... [ Read More ]
La Veta, Colorado
Colorado

Tell Me What Makes Your Town Great: Let’s Talk Assets

As a speaker, I talk a lot about town assets, and I’m referring to those things that you take for granted because it’s part of the everyday scenery. For example, I feel that many Coloradans take sunshine for granted.  I ... [ Read More ]
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Travel Comes with the Unexpected: Stuck in Kearney, Nebraska

While HeidiTown Consulting continues to grow, I want to make it crystal clear that HeidiTown.com is still the place to come for road trips and festival stories. However, I’ve gone way too long without posting. I’ve been busy being stuck ... [ Read More ]
Luna Theatre, Clayton, New Mexico, HeidiTown
Travel

Downtown USA: Old Movie Theatre Love

There is one feature of many downtowns that always gets my attention and that is the old movie theatre (or theater). You know what I’m talking about. It is sometimes that boarded-up vintage building with a dirty, marque that reads: ... [ Read More ]
Two Nights & More Tacos in Tempe, Arizona. HeidiTown (1)
Arizona, Travel

Two Nights & More Tacos in Tempe, Arizona

This wasn’t a road trip. Occasionally, I get on a plane, and when I do, I usually write about it.  My college years are a time I remember fondly. Partly, because I was really, quite good at college, all of ... [ Read More ]
A Small Town Worth Visiting in Colorado: Meeker
Colorado

A Small Town Worth Visiting in Colorado: Meeker

I’m going to write a series of “small town articles.” I won’t be highlighting the usual Colorado towns that appear on all the “hot” Rocky Mountain town lists. While I love those too, for good reasons, these are the kind ... [ Read More ]