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

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Longmont, Colorado, Featured Festival. Courtesy Photo. HeidiTown.com

‘Tis the season for ghost and goblins, but it is also the season for something I consider to be much more beautiful. It still involves skeletons, however, Dia de los Muertos has a much deeper meaning that becomes clear at Longmont’s Dia de los Muertos. The city has been celebrating Dia de los Muertos for 18 years, and it’s the largest celebration of Day of the Dead in Colorado. This

Featured Festival Fall Back Beer Fest 2017 in Estes Park 3, Photo Credit Brewtography Project

There’s little need to find an excuse to travel, but a beer festival in a fantastic Colorado town is a good one. After all, what’s a more perfect way to celebrate fall than by drinking beer in Estes Park? This is a great fall town because it’s less busy in the autumn, the elk are plentiful and sweaters are extra comfy in Estes Park. Did I mention that beer tastes

Featured Festival Longmont Oktoberfest 2018 - HeidiTown - Firkin tapping

It’s time to Oktoberfest in the Longmont-style and that means great beer from Longmont breweries and some harmonica. That’s right, crowds at this Oktoberfest will enjoy the all-American, bluesy sound of JJ Grey & Mofro. The Left Hand Brewery Foundation hosts this shindig and they know how to throw a party. The 7th Longmont Oktoberfest starts Friday, October 5 st 5 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. This is the

Treat Yourself to Vail, Colorado & the Four Seasons. Thew view from our room's balcony at Four Seasons. HeidiTown

I’ve become quite familiar with Vail, Colorado over the years, and I’ve become quite the fan. In addition to being a World Class ski resort, Vail is a foodie destination, shopping haven and a top spot for adventure seekers.  While you can find “fancy” in Vail, it’s mostly laid back, even at Four Seasons Vail where I stayed, along with my friend Karen, earlier this summer. The words Four Seasons, evoke

Featured Festival Farm to Fiddle Summer Festival 2018 kids dancing

Farm to Fiddle Summer Festival encompasses everything a summer festival should be; there’s fresh veggies, singing and dancing, chickens, a climbing wall, locally made beverages and so much more. All of these things are why I love Hotchkiss and the entire North Fork Valley, an area that is located about an hour southeast of Grand Junction and four and a half hours from Denver via McClure Pass. I’ve called the

Featured Festival Hops & Harley 2018, Berthoud, Colorado. Emily Sierra Photography

There are a handful of festivals that I’ve been involved with since the beginning and Hops & Harley is one of those fests. This year is the sixth Hops & Harley, hosted by City Star Brewing. I support this festival as an in-kind sponsor because I believe so strongly in the mission of the event. The mission is to educate the public about the commercial dog breeding industry, also known

Be the First of Your Friends to Check-in to These Three Colorado Towns. Trinidad, CO Architecture 1. HeidiTown.com

I love discovering out of the way places, the spots that haven’t become overrun with tourists. Over my nearly two decades of living and traveling in Colorado, this has become increasingly difficult. With the population growth of the Front Range and the popularity of Colorful Colorado, nearly every destination, big and small, is getting covered by everyone from travel bloggers to various news outlets. However, the three towns I am

Colorado Mountain Music Festivals Not to Miss This Summer. JAS Labor Day Festival, Sun. Sept. 3, 2017

‘Tis the season for dusty feet and funny tan lines; that’s right, it’s festival season and in this article, I’m going to share with you some music in the mountains that will be worth your drive time. Some of these events recur throughout the summer and many are free music festivals in the mountains. Free Recurring Music Events in the Mountains High atop a mountain above Glenwood Springs is Glenwood Caverns

Featured Festival Taste of Loveland 2018. Loveland Aleworks, HeidiTown.com

I’ve lived in Loveland, Colorado for 15 years, and in that time I’ve watched the city’s food scene grow and change. There are still have some old-favorites around such as The Black Steer (since 1966), a throwback steakhouse that’s our go-to spot for an excellent steak and top-notch service. Loveland also is home to newer eateries such as Door 222 Food & Drink, the restaurant that helped kick-off today’s growing