Festivals • Travel • The West

Finding Food & Other Fun Stuff in Frisco, Colorado
Finding Food & Other Fun Stuff in Frisco, Colorado

June 22, 2021

Two Short Scenic Hikes in Summit County, Colorado
Two Short Scenic Hikes in Summit County, Colorado

June 17, 2021

Let’s Go Ride Bikes: 3 Easy Bike Paths in Colorado
Let’s Go Ride Bikes: 3 Easy Bike Paths in Colorado

June 10, 2021

Phoenix Gold Mine Tour in Idaho Springs, Colorado
Phoenix Gold Mine Tour in Idaho Springs, Colorado

June 7, 2021

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Road Trip Colorado Scenic Byways. HeidiTown (Blue Mesa Reservoir 2019)
Colorado

Plan a Colorado Road Trip: Explore the Scenic Byways

It is likely that 2021 will be another big year for the road trip. With so many unknowns in regarding to vaccines and the airlines, jumping in the car just may be a lot easier. But where will you go? ... [ Read More ]
A Date Day, Loveland, Colorado-Style. HeidiTown (5)
Colorado, Travel

A Date Day, Loveland, Colorado-Style: A Date with Dusty Lady

I am sick and tired of the phrases “unprecedented times” and “new normal.” however, I do know why writers use them and it’s not just because we’re being lazy. It gets written because it’s true. Times are bizarre, uncommon, unparalleled… ... [ Read More ]
Where Romance & Moonlight Meet, Ramona Cottage, Cascade (1)
Colorado, Travel, Wyoming

Where Romance & Moonlight Meet: Three Road Trips for Romance

It’s hard to tell the days apart when you are a freelancer and business owner. Ryan has been working a lot of weekends right now. Thankfully, he has the work and I am not traveling, but this does make most ... [ Read More ]
The 5 Best Things in 2020 HeidiTown.com
Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming

The 5 Best Things in 2020

I started writing my annual year in review post and then stopped. It was depressing, I mean, really depressing. No one wants to read that. We all know that 2020 had more than its fair share of heartaches. So I ... [ Read More ]
How to Drink Beer Outside & Save Small Businesses. HeidiTown (6)
Colorado

How to Drink Beer Outside & Save Small Businesses

Most of us don’t milk cows or forage for our own food as we once did. We shop in warm grocery stores and sleep under down comforters. We’ll aprés-ski outdoors at a ski slope around a roaring fire pit to ... [ Read More ]
Schlaefer Beer Tasting 1-001
Colorado, Festivals

A Christmas Beer Tasting (even a root beer tasting for the kids)

Originally published in “Christmas in Berthoud” for the Berthoud Surveyor Colorado is the land of beer festivals. On any given summer weekend, during a non-pandemic year, there are at least three beer events occurring somewhere in the state. Coloradans have ... [ Read More ]
4 Reasons to Visit Fairplay, Colorado. HeidiTown (6)
Colorado

4 Reasons to Visit Fairplay, Colorado

I’ve been visiting the South Park region of Colorado for nearly 20 years. You see, there’s a family cabin there so we “escape” the Front Range occasionally and head for the hills. While we spend a lot of time relaxing ... [ Read More ]
Ryan’s Travel Memories from the Road (Fishing in Saratoga, Wyoming). HeidiTown.com
Dining, Travel, Wyoming

Ryan’s Travel Memories from the Road (Drift Fishing in Saratoga, WY)

I am not traveling right now and for the last of couple of weeks, I’ve written about my travel memories from the road. I’ve been the Mayor of HeidiTown for a long time, so I have more than a few ... [ Read More ]
The Mayor’s Travel Memories from the Road (Dog Sledding!) Durango Dog Ranch. HeidiTown
Colorado, dog, Travel

The Mayor’s Travel Memories from the Road (Dog Sledding!)

Right now, I’m not traveling thanks to the pandemic, and I’ve been writing about various travel memories I have made on the road. Of course, anything involving animals is a bright spot, like feeding a baby yak in Crawford, watching ... [ Read More ]
The Mayor’s Travel Memories from the Road (Winter Park, Colorado) (3)
Colorado, Travel

The Mayor’s Travel Memories from the Road (Winter Park, Colorado)

Unsurprisingly, one of my most memorable travel memories actually happened at a festival. I have been attending the Winter Park Beer Festival for years, as it is one of the best in the state. While other beer festivals struggle, this ... [ Read More ]