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Dust Bowl Road Trip Canyon Journeys in Baca County, Colorado. HeidiTown (9)

I haven’t been exactly sure how to approach writing about our Dust Bowl Road Trip. There is a lot to unpack here (to use a phrase popular in today’s lexicon). It was an adventure and it was eye-opening on many levels. We made several unexpected stops that included a blown out tire in Colorado or Oklahoma (we’re not sure). I’ve decided against a day-by-day account. I think I’ll hop around

Where to Stay in Leadville, Colorado Tashi’s Cabin at Buckeye’s Cabins. HeidiTown (6)

I get a lot of “where to stay” type questions. If you’d like a dog-friendly, rustic Leadville experiences, Tashi’s Cabin is the place for you. And when I say rustic I do not mean you’ll go without. This is a cabin, with a bathroom, two bedrooms, kitchen and living area. There is even a wood-burning stove. That warms my heart and toes! We’ve been to Leadville a handful of times

Golden, Colorado is Calling & You Must Go. HeidiTown (5)

Fun fact. I was married in Golden. It’s true. We said our “I dos” at Boettcher Mansion on Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado. So, yes, this hip little town that’s under 30 minutes from Denver, will always hold a special place in my heart. That being said, I haven’t been there for several years, and there are a couple of new, fun destinations to share with you. Plus, a new

It’s a Dog’s Day (& Night) at The Eddy Taproom & Hotel in Golden, Colorado. HeidiTown (14)

I admit that Ryan does the heavy lifting when it comes to traveling with the dog. It’s Ryan who takes her on a walk before bedtime and first thing when we get up. He keeps a close eye on her at breweries and handles her as we walk the streets. I sincerely appreciate it because not only does it free up my hands for taking photos, I absolutely love traveling

What's New in Steamboat Springs + OktoberWest Fun. HeidiTown (2)

I should disclose that I have been to Steamboat Springs more than once. Okay, a lot of times. One of my best friends lives there and so I’ve been going long before HeidiTown was a thing.   That being said, I always experience something new on each visit. And, I always make sure to take a photo of the Yampa River from the bridge across from Mountain Tap Brewery. I even

Two Short Scenic Hikes in Summit County, Colorado. HeidiTown (3)

Summit County is a playground for those who love the outdoors. In the winter there are plentiful ski resorts and in the summer, this part of the Rocky Mountains provides every type of outdoor activity from kayaking to hikes. The proximity to the Front Range means trails can get busy, so I recommend getting out early and following all rules. If the sign says leash fido, leash your dog. If

Glenwood Springs, Colorado Bring the Dog, Bring a Bathing Suit and Go. HeidiTown.com 1

As a travel writer specializing in Colorado, I am not supposed to play favorites. I try not to, however, I think we’ve visited Glenwood Springs more than any other place in the state. Does that make it a favorite? You be the judge.  It all started before I moved to Colorado. We flew in and drove back, making a stop at Glenwood Springs for a hike at Hanging Lake and

On the Road in Grand Junction, Colorado Ride with Adrenaline Driven Adventures. HeidiTown (10)

We just returned from a dog-friendly trip to Grand Junction, a town of 62,000 on the Western Slope in Mesa County. The area is great for a getaway with Fido, or in our case, Fritzi. Not only was our hotel dog-friendly, but there are dog parks, and trails everywhere. Well-behaved dogs are even allowed in some downtown stores and on many restaurant and brewery patios. With a lot of sunshine

Don't be Bored This Winter Festivals Abound. HeidiTown

Right now, I’m not traveling thanks to the pandemic, and I’ve been writing about various travel memories I have made on the road. Of course, anything involving animals is a bright spot, like feeding a baby yak in Crawford, watching the horse drive in Maybell, and cuddling lambs at The Living Farm.   Personally, I think dogs are the best beings on the planet. They are better than people and yes,

Vail, Colorado is Open for Business Dog-Friendly Lodging. HeidiTown (5)

Colorado is a dog-friendly state. I am always reminded of that when I go out-of-state and the breweries aren’t full of dogs. This is part of why I love living in Colorado: Fritzi can go almost anywhere with me. Fritzi the German Shepherd can definitely go to Vail because it is a super dog-friendly town. At the Vail Farmers Market, held every summer Sunday, I once counted ten golden retrievers