Travel

Downtown Loveland: Where to Art, Eat & Drink

When we grew tired of city life in Denver, we bought the 1998 book, “100 Best Small Art Towns in America” by John Villani. Ryan went to art school and I am a writer. We wanted a town that was inspiring and creative. We decided to visit the Colorado art towns listed in the book. Loveland is number 8. Better yet, this city, and its longtime, vibrant, sculpture scene, inspired

Light up the Holidays Green Chile & Hockey in Loveland, Colorado. HeidiTown (header)

Most longtime citizens of HeidiTown know that I live in Loveland, Colorado. We moved here in 2003 from Denver, and have seen the area undergo a lot of changes. One of the best things that has happened to this region’s holiday season is Loveland Wonder Winterlights. This extravaganza makes this city one of the finest when it comes to holiday happenings, and worth a visit to Loveland. Located at Chapungu

Wyoming Wind, Whiskey & a Birthday to Remember in Saratoga. Featured Photo

When I was growing up, in the Pacific Northwest, Wyoming meant Yellowstone. We spent several summers at this iconic National Park with its geysers and buffalo. However, as an adult, I realized that there was much more to the Cowboy State than just Old Faithful. Years ago, long before the creation of HeidiTown, we visited Saratoga Hot Springs Resort in Saratoga, Wyoming. I’m not sure how it came to our

The Best Block in Colorado, Maybe the World. HeidiTown (8)

There is a block in Pueblo, Colorado, where I could live in the broom closet and be perfectly happy. I am talking about the block on North Main Street between West 3rd Street and the alley to the south.  Here, there are three shops under one roof that satisfy all my needs — coffee, a bar, music and books. All my needs are met in one block. We visited here

15 Years of HeidiTown (1)

Life before 2020 is still a little blurry, but thanks to Linkedin anniversary reminders, I know that HeidiTown turned 15 this month. A lot has changed in 15 years. The face of travel and the festival industry has transformed significantly, especially over the last couple of years. I’ve witnessed a lot, and while Colorado has been on a continual upswing when it comes to festivals and travel, a World Wide

BBQ Belt Road Trip 4,000 Delicious Miles, Part Two. HeidiTown.com

Guest post by Mechelle Martz-Mayfield. Read part one here. MISSISSIPPI/LOUISIANA On the way from Tennessee to Louisiana, we drove through the corner of Mississippi, the most fun US state to spell in my opinion. If you happen to find yourself in Jackson, I recommend stopping at Brent’s Drugs. This classic diner and soda fountain from 1946 is the perfect road trip stop. I ordered a classic cherry limeade, and my

BBQ Best Road Trip Memphis TN HeidiTown 19

I am honored to be a guest blogger on the HeidiTown site and I hope to bring as much fun to my journey as Heidi does to hers. I will start by saying I’m no stranger to road trips and remember as a kid driving across Wyoming to see Thermopolis and the beauty of Yellowstone National Park.  After college, I took my new car across the USA to see Tennessee

What's New in Silverthorne, Colorado Tacos, Tequila & More. HeidiTown (18)

I hadn’t realized how much I’d been missing the Colorado mountains this summer. There is just something extra special about the air, the flowers, the aspens. And this trip to Silverthorne, Colorado, was just what I needed. We were in town for the Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival in River Run Village, an event that is amazing and just a short, free bus ride away from Silverthorne. Not only is

Belle Fourche, South Dakota: A Museum Worth the Read

I like visiting museums. They tell stories about past people, tell tales of the land, and generally provide insight into the place I am visiting. And, I have always loved black and white photos. But let’s face it, they can be dry—not Tri-State Museum in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. At first glance, it may look like many museums you have browsed in the past. There are artifacts like old horse