Travel

Luna Theatre, Clayton, New Mexico, HeidiTown

There is one feature of many downtowns that always gets my attention and that is the old movie theatre (or theater). You know what I’m talking about. It is sometimes that boarded-up vintage building with a dirty, marque that reads: “For Sale.” Sadly. this is something I’ve witnessed during my travels. However, I’m seeing more and more theatres that are open, and some showing first-run movies. Several springs ago, on

Two Nights & More Tacos in Tempe, Arizona. HeidiTown (1)

This wasn’t a road trip. Occasionally, I get on a plane, and when I do, I usually write about it.  My college years are a time I remember fondly. Partly, because I was really, quite good at college, all of it, from the academics to the parties. As we walked around Arizona State University in Tempe last week, I realized I’d need a Stanley Cup, huge headphones, and probably a

A Show in the Mountains Beaver Creek, Colorado HeidiTown (5)

Spending a weekend in Beaver Creek makes me feel like a fancy person, which I am not, but I play one at this Colorado ski resort. By the way, Beaver Creek Resort is in Avon, Colorado, one exit past Vail going west on Interstate 70. Of all the places in the Rocky Mountains my job has allowed me to experience, this is the most glamorous purpose-built ski resort. However, we

The Themed Road Trip: A Fun Way to Travel

A festival or event is a great reason to road trip, and I still do it, albeit less often these days. So, what gets us on the road? For some, it’s a visit to see family, but for many of us, we need a raison d’être or, in this case, a raison de faire un road trip! Ryan and I have been exploring themed travel (beyond festivals) for the last

Food Memories from the Road. Gaetono's Italian Denver. HeidiTown

Food plays such a big role in our lives. Not only does it keep us alive, but it also plays a huge part when it comes to making memories. For instance, many of my travel memories are food-related.  Ryan and I reminisce about food experiences all the time. For me, it’s the main thing I remember from a trip, and I think that’s true of many of you too.  I’m

Vail Vibes: Travel Colorado Style in the Mountains

Over the past 15 years or so, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Vail quite a few times. However, before getting first-hand knowledge of the place, I had preconceived notions. Mainly, I thought of it as a little stuck-up. On one of my first visits, I was enjoying a glass of wine at a bar when I made friends with the locals next to me. They invited me on the

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Seafood, Swings & Ocean Sounds. HeidiTown (7)

I am aware that this is a blog about road trips. However, I am a writer, and the few times I actually ride in planes, a story about the trip ends up on HeidiTown, even if I wasn’t planning an article. It just happens. After all, I am the Mayor everywhere, and this trip was no exception. When my friend Sharon texted me and asked if I wanted to go

Sports It's What Brings Us Together, Especially On The Road. HeidiTown (103)

We like sports in this house. Football and soccer are one and two, but we will watch some tennis and cycling. And if there’s a sports documentary on, we’re glued to the screen. When the World Cup was in Korea, many years ago, Ryan set his alarm to watch the USA play live in the middle of the night. This past Women’s World Cup, we tumbled out of bed at

Featured Photo Woodys at Art Castings, Sculpture in Loveland, HeidiTown

When we moved to Loveland from the Denver suburbs in 2003, people thought we were moving to the ski area just east of the Eisenhower Tunnel. The city wasn’t well-known at the time. Ryan, who grew up in Colorado, hadn’t heard of Loveland. However, when we visited Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2004, everyone knew Loveland, Colorado. This is an art city, and it’s been this way for a long

Winter Park, Colorado Why Fritzi, the Dog, is a Big Fan. HeidiTown (14)

Want to know why your dog will love Grand County? And you too? The average August temperature is 74 degrees.   We’ve been heading to Grand County, home to Winter Park, Granby, Grand Lake, and more, for many years. I’ve been visiting for about 23 years. Ryan’s been going most of his life. However, I have never, until this trip to attend Winter Park Brew Fest, stayed so close to Rendevous