Today’s featured festival is a nonprofit event I’ve been involved with since the beginning. You see, the event incorporates two of my favorite things—dogs and beer—and 100% of the proceeds of this festival go to Harley’s Dream. Harley had a dream of ridding the world of puppy mills, and I was lucky to have met him during his lifetime. An effective spokesdog against puppy mills, he made a big difference.
I have stayed in four tiny homes and have concluded that I could not permanently live in a tiny house. I am too messy and quite frankly, I like having stuff. As a vacation rental, however, tiny homes are perfect. They more than meet my needs for a weekend getaway and they are ideal for a longer stay. For instance, my parents rented a tiny home for nearly a month
High clouds and lots of sunshine guided our way from Craig to Sand Wash Basin several weeks ago. We saw more cows than cars as we drove Hwy 40 through Maybell and then turned slight north on Hwy 318. The only traffic we encountered on this road was a flock of sheep that were being moved from one pasture to another. It was apparent that they’d spent some time being
People really, really like tacos. I learned this when I wrote a little piece in November called, “When it Come to Tacos, Longmont, Colorado is Winning.” This post caused quite the stir and was even picked up by Google News. Readers left impassioned messages for me on this blog, on Facebook and on Twitter. I had not predicted this sort of passion around a small tortilla stuffed with meat. Residents
We ate our way through Taste of Vail, but the delicious food didn’t stop at the festival. We were lucky to be staying at The Sebastian, a full-service resort property at the edge of Vail Village. The hotel offers the quintessential Vail experience with a gorgeous spa, fitness center, pool and hot tub area, ski valet, kids’ camp and more. We arrived on a Thursday afternoon, and after the valet
Taste of Vail is a whirlwind of wine and food. I ate so much that on Saturday night, after the Grand Tasting, I dreamed about eating food. This year I decided to highlight the best bites of Taste of Vail according to me. The only professionally judged portion of the event is The American Lamb Cook-off & Aprés Ski Tasting on Thursday and I will list the winners accordingly. This
I’ve always wanted to stay in one of Leadville’s gingerbread houses. We’ve stayed at The Colorado Trail House in Leadville, which is a beautiful and rather stately Victorian home, but not quite as colorful as some of Leadville’s old homes. When Rick and Bec, owners of The Colorado Trail House and more recent owners of The Majestic, invited us to stay at their new Leadville property during Crystal Carnival &
Read Part One: Rich History, Colorful Present: A Stay in Arvada After visiting Unbound: Sculptures in a Field at the Arvada Center, I met Ryan at Odyssey Beerwerks, which is just three miles down the road. This is the only brewery we visited on our getaway to Arvada although there are several more in the town. Beer Me in Arvada We ordered a taster tray and the beer is solid.
The Front Range is dotted with towns, many of them have become suburbs of Denver and we tend to think of these communities as “the burbs.” Places like Arvada, Colorado, however, are rich with history that dates back to the 1800s. Many of these suburban towns boast charming downtown communities that are wonderful places to visit. Only 20 minutes from Denver, this suburb holds a glittery secret. The first discovery
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