Travel

Eating Our Way through Craig, Colorado in Moffat County HeidiTown (4)

Wherever we travel, food is always a big part of the experience. Even when we’re in a non-foodie town, we make a point to find great spots to eat and we find them everywhere. Craig is located in Northwest Colorado. It is east of Dinosaur National Monument and 50 minutes west of Steamboat Springs. In this small town, cows outnumber humans and that’s the way most people like it. This

The Colorado Hot Springs You’ve Never Heard of near Craig. HeidiTown (6)

Down a lonely road, through herds of cows and calves and across the Yampa River, is a well-kept secret. It’s Juniper Hot Springs and locals have cherished this little-known place for many years. Located near the bank of the Yampa River about 30 minutes west of Craig, Colorado, the hot springs is bucolic in its remoteness. We wouldn’t have known about it except for a loving mention of the hot

Great American Horse Drive 2019 (5)

When Ryan accuses me of falling in love with every place we visit he’s not wrong. I tend to adore each place I visit and Northwest Colorado was no exception. I’ve had a special place in my heart for this place since I was a little girl. My grandfather used to tell stories of working on a ranch outside of Craig when he was a young man. He liked horses

A Little Vacation in a Tiny Home in Lyons, Colorado

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

Photo by Aleta Wolf | Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse Advocate Team - SWAT

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

A Visit to Kearney Nebraska Steak, Sandhill Cranes & Vinyl. HeidiTown (5)

We sailed into Kearney after spending two nights in Grand Island, which is a little under an hour east. We had been booked by Visit Kearney into the Best Western Plus. In both Grand Island and Kearney, I encountered the nicest hotel receptionists. While these types of employees are supposed to be friendly, this isn’t always the case, but these hotel desk clerks were memorably amiable. Before checking into our

A Taco Tour & Mezcal Outing in Greeley, Colorado. HeidiTown (18)

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

A Grand Island, Nebraska Getaway Beer, History & Coney Dogs (4) HeidiTown

Ryan knew he had familial ties to Nebraska, he just didn’t realize how deep. When we returned from a recent trip to Grand Island and Kearney, we discovered that Ryan’s great-grandparents had come from Germany to farm outside of Omaha. Eventually, Ryan’s grandma married his grandfather who was also from Nebraska and they moved to Oregon, eventually settling in Colorado. It’s not a rare story. During our trip, we ran

Full-service at The Sebastian & Luxury Dining at Leonora in Vail 4. HeidiTown.com

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

Kicking Back in Cowboy Boots at Vee Bar Guest Ranch in Wyoming (7)

Right about now you’re thinking, what am I going to do this summer that will set this year apart from all the other? Okay, perhaps you don’t think like this, but you should. One trip that will truly set this year apart is a stay at a guest ranch in the Great American West. Last May, we made a memorable trip to Wyoming. It was my first time exploring Laramie