February

Dining in Durango Pozole to Pho, It Never Gets Boring 8. HeidiTown.com

Some days I wish I were one of those svelte folks who treat food as fuel, but I probably wouldn’t be doing this job. If I were one of those people, I’d be climbing mountains in the Himalayas, but alas, I love food; the taste, the texture and the regional differences. So, therefore, I am not climbing mountains but I am covering festivals around the Rocky Mountain West and finding

Burritos, Bikes & Puppies in Boulder - A New First National Bank Opens in Boulder, Colorado

When I was approached by First National Bank (FNB) last year and asked to work with them on their #WeGrowAsOne Campaign, I hesitated because let’s face it, banks aren’t considered the purveyors of fun. However, I did know that FNB was very involved in festivals and community events and my personal FNB branch, where I’ve been banking for nearly a decade, is like “Cheers” — everyone knows my name and

Featured Festival Loveland Fire & Ice 2018, Loveland, Colorado. fireworks. photo courtesy of the festival.

Are you a 20-something looking for a place to enjoy beer and live music? Loveland Fire & Ice Festival has got you covered. Maybe you’re the mother of three active kiddos and are looking for a fun way to keep them and yourself entertained. Loveland Fire & Ice has got you covered too. Whether you’re 2 or 92, this Loveland event is the must-attend winter festival of 2018. Download the

A Hot Air Balloon Ride in Pagosa Springs, Colorado with the Dickey Brothers

Hot air ballooning is a bucket list activity for many of you, and if you are lucky enough to live in or visit Colorado, it’s relatively easy to book a ride in a hot air balloon. In fact, you’ll find commercial hot air balloon outfitters in many beautiful destinations from Steamboat Springs to Pagosa Springs. Earlier this month, Ryan and I attended Winterfest in Pagosa Springs. For years, a hot

Loveland Fire & Ice Festival photo courtesy of the festival

This fest has fireworks and fire arts, ice sculptures and light shows, bands and singers and so much more. No wonder Loveland Fire & Ice Festival won the Downtown Colorado, Inc. Governor’s Best Festival Award 2016. The amount of things to do at the Loveland Fire & Ice Festival will make your head spin. It truly has a little something for everyone. Whether you like live music or are looking

Three Awe-Inspiring Colorado Winter Festivals, Kids Ski Joring Leadville CO 5 - by Lake County Tourism Panel

UPDATED with 2018-2019 dates. I love things that make me feel like a little kid again; things like magic, 50 pound bags of popcorn at Costco and fresh snow. There’s something nostalgic about being truly awed, and as we get older that feeling happens less frequently. However, these three Colorado winter festivals are sure to amaze even the most stoic adult. And if you bring along the kids, they’ll have

Copper Uncorked 2016, HeidiTown.com

There are two great reasons to visit Copper Mountain other than the skiing. First, it’s so close to the Front Range. As seasoned Colorado travelers we arranged this trip Saturday to Monday to avoid ski traffic and getting back and forth from this resort was a breeze. Second, Copper has become a fun festival destination. Festivals at Copper Mountain Our first trip to Copper was to attend the summertime Genuine

Loveland Fire & Ice Festival Logo

This fire and ice extravaganza in Loveland, Colorado is an exciting event with a little something for everyone in the family. Occurring over Valentine’s Day weekend in February, it’s the perfect reason to visit the Sweetheart City. The theme of the event is “The Yin & Yang of Light & Dark,” and this theme will be evident throughout the three-day festival. Fire, fire, fire at Loveland Fire & Ice Festival

Tom Helm talks about his coffee on the 2015 My Big Date Brunch & Brew. (2)

Three years ago I got together for drinks with two good friends, Christine Forster, owner of My Big Day Events and Mechelle Martz-Mayfield, owner of NOCO Short Bus Tours. That’s when we developed My Big Date, the first-ever Valentine’s Day tour packages in Loveland, Colorado. This year, we’re at it again and the My Big Date tours are better than ever. We even have a hotel partner offering discounted rates

1st place Team Lithuania at the International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado. HeidiTown (1)

Last year I finally got the opportunity to attend the International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado. I’d known about the event for years and wondered if it would live up to the hype. We were booked at the Village at Breckenridge and our room overlooked the parking lot in which the snow sculpting teams were working on their creations. We were lucky enough to stay for long enough to