Colorado

A Free Tour at Hammond's Candies aka Buying all the Candy. HeidiTown (2)

There is a reason Hammond’s Candies’ free tour ends in the candy gift store, but I digress. Let’s start with the fact that I haven’t been to Hammond’s in all of my nearly 20 years in Colorado. That is not as weird as the fact that my husband has never been there and he grew up in a Denver burb. Plus, he loves candy. In fact, my retirement plan is

Liven Things Up This Winter with Food & Festival Fun. HeidiTown (3)

‘Tis the season when winter sets in, and not in a good way. Here on Colorado’s Front Range, we are experiencing a dreary day. No snow is falling and it looks like Seattle-weather (something I am all too familiar with from childhood). So what’s on tap to bring joy to this gray, wintry world?  If I am planning, I am happy. A plan means something to look forward to, and

Why Do Snowdown, a Winter Festival, in Durango, Colorado. HeidiTown (10)

Last winter, we attended the 41st Snowdown, Durango, Colorado’s winter festival. To write that we had fun is an understatement. We lived it up from Human Foosball at Animas Brewing Co. to slopeside shenanigans at Purgatory Resort.  The 42nd Snowdown runs from January 29 through February 2, and here’s why you should go.  Embrace the Theme This year, the festival theme is Rock & Roll and you can bet the

Take Your Furry Friend to Dog-Friendly Fort Collins, Colorado. HeidiTown (8)

Traveling with a dog changes a lot of things, but it can be done and it can be done well. Choosing the right city to visit with your fur friend is crucial and from dog-friendly accommodations to dog-friendly breweries and medians (yes, medians), Fort Collins, Colorado is the place to go. As most of you know, we got a puppy. Her name is Fritzi, and so far, she’s been everywhere

2019, A Year I’d Rather Forget, But… HeidiTown (Snowmass, Colorado)

This has been a rough year. I was diagnosed with Atypical Migraines in June after four visits to the emergency room in May. Today, months later, we still haven’t gotten to the bottom of why this is happening although the frequency of full-blown migraines has gone down. The good news is that I have a new appreciation and empathy for anyone suffering from chronic pain.  While this year was marred

Road Trip Tenacity Our Two Day Drive to Vail, Colorado. HeidiTown (10)

Road trips in Colorado require patience. Whether it is summer construction or winter pass closures, it takes a particular kind of composure to drive around this state. However, this road trip required tenacity. We were on our way to Revely Vail, a brand new festival that involves cooking, eating and celebrating the holiday lights in Vail. We’d been looking forward to this one, partly because we were booked at Antlers

The Cliff House, HeidiTown.com

The Outlets at Loveland are getting into the holiday spirit and encourage you to get in the spirit too. Loveland is just 45 miles north of Denver and 45 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Outlets at Loveland are a mere minute or two from Interstate 25 and boast big names like Carter, Levi’s and The Workwear Store. There are three ways to Share the Love with the Outlets of

Dine in Estes Park BBQ, Buffets & Pizza, Pizza, Pizza. HeidiTown (12)

Food is probably the last thing on your mind on the day after Thanksgiving. However, it might be that you’d rather not hear about turkey or mashed potatoes, so I will avoid those subjects. Finding a restaurant in Estes Park isn’t hard, but finding a place with good food and service is another matter. This is, after all, a touristy village and good staff members are hard to find in

Have A Puppy Get To The Riverwalk in Estes Park, Colorado. HeidiTown (3)

We spent a lovely weekend at YMCA of the Rockies recently. We were in a cozy cabin with a fireplace and our puppy. I was excited to be a place that was dog-friendly. After all, YMCA of the Rockies welcomes dogs of all sizes to their property.  In fact, they have a brand new dog park, Murphy’s Mountain Dog Park, and it was within an easy walk of our cabin,