Governor's Art Show & Sale 2016 2

I’ll never forget the first time Ryan and I attended the Governor’s Art Show & Sale in Loveland, Colorado. We love art and art galleries and visit many during our travels and to say that we were impressed by this show would be an understatement. The collection of artwork curated for this juried show is truly a cut above. Loveland, Colorado has been known for art since the 1970s when

Me & Jack at Estes Park Winter Festival 2012 HeidiTown

The HeidiTown Chronicle HeidiTown.com “Covering festivals & destinations across the west” Volume 1   Festivals | Road Trips | The West   March 10, 2017   HeidiTown Annexation Includes Six States By Staff The Chronicle Mayor of HeidiTown, Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, has just announced a major annexation that will happen throughout 2017 and into the future. HeidiTown is annexing parts of Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and New Mexico. “This

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

Spring Break Festivals in the Colorado Rockies, Keystone photo by_jack_affleck_HighRes

Make your spring break experience extra special this year with these fantastic Colorado ski resort festivals. Breckenridge This town knows how to throw a party and spring break is no exception. There are lots of kids’ activities around Breckenridge from ice skating to arcade games at Downtown at Eric’s. See a full list of Breckenridge activities for kids here. Orbital Flight is a big-air format freestyle event featuring music from

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

Featured Festival Rio Frio Ice Fest & the Rio Frio on Ice 5K. HeidiTown.com

Where can you watch a fire and ice bonfire, run a 5K on a frozen river, celebrate a 167-year-old mountain expedition, take a polar plunge and so much more? At the Rio Frio Ice Fest in Alamosa, Colorado in the beautiful San Luis Valley. A lot of HeidiTown stories came from our 2016 trip to Rio Frio Ice Fest, and I guarantee if you attend, you’ll have more than a

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

Best of HeidiTown 2016. Yurt trip near Cameron Pass. Never Summer Yurts.

I used to call this annual post “Top 10 HeidiTown Highlights,” but I’m going to change it up this year because everyone loves a “Best Of” list, right? It’s a hard post for me to compose because every year seems to bring with it many incredible Colorado experiences. This makes it hard to boil an entire year down to ten major highlights, but every year I do it. This was

Fort Collins for Christmas

Considering a holiday getaway this month? Fort Collins is an excellent Colorado Christmas town. Downtown sparkles with thousands of lights and from Old Town Square to Oak Street Plaza Park, the atmosphere is merry. This past weekend, we did one-night getaway in Fort Collins to experience the city’s holiday offerings. Before exploring the festive scene we checked into the Fernweh Inn & Hostel on Mulberry, just blocks from the excitement

Brewery Lights Delight in Fort Collins, Colorado

Looking for something unique to do with the entire family this holiday season? Look no further than Brewery Lights at the Budweiser plant in Fort Collins, Colorado. Last week, I was invited to opening night at Brewery Lights which takes place Thursdays through Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m. through December 30, 2016. Ryan and I arrived early for a meet and greet with the Budweiser Clydesdales. One of the