Travel

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

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,

Shopping in Salida, Colorado Ballcaps, Bobbles & Bees. HeidiTown (13)

I am not a big shopper, but it is fun to go shopping while we are out and about in little towns across Colorado and beyond. On our trip to Salida, we had the puppy with us but still managed to go into a couple of stores. We first found Drift & Amble. There is a sign on the door that reads, “no dogs” but the woman behind the counter

Beyond Colorado 12 Years of HeidiTown. HeidiTown.com (5)

I feel like I’m writing one of these every day. I think it is because time is moving so fast.  I’ve been the Mayor of HeidiTown for 12 years, yes, I started the blog in 2007, and wow, that feels like a long time ago. I don’t think I even know exactly what a blog was in the mid-2000s.  This year has had its challenges. The main one being that

Stay in Salida, Colorado Stay Amigo Motor Lodge. HeidiTown (5)

I’ll admit, as a road tripper, I am a sucker for remodeled motels. Rundown and closed motels are often a blight in a town or city but if they have been saved and remodeled, they can be an asset in more ways than one.  Over the years, we’ve stayed in a handful of these places from Bellingham, Washington to Cortez, Colorado. I was overjoyed to discover that Salida has several

Salida, Colorado is for the Dogs Dog-Friendly Spots Around Town. HeidiTown (15)

We made our first official downtown Salida, Colorado trip this past weekend. I’d been to the area before and have driven through dozens of times. However, we’d also never been to Salida with a dog and never really explored the town. This was Fritzi’s first official road trip and this was the right town to visit because when it comes to dogs in Salida, they’re everywhere. We were booked for