Travel

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

Update as of May 31, 2024 from Art Castings of Colorado on Facebook: The moment many of you have been waiting for. Tours are back! We will resume public tours starting in the month of June. Tours will be Thursday mornings at 9:30 and reservations will be required. We will max out our tour groups at 10 people and it will be $5 per person. To make reservations please call

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

What is Tanking in Nebraska HeidiTown.com Photo by Caleb Mayfield

I had no intention of writing about this trip, but the citizens of HeidiTown wanted a tanking update, so here it is. The biggest question I used to field regarding HeidiTown is “Where should I go on my <insert special occasion here>?” Not now. Since 2020, the most asked question is, “What is tanking?” I wrote about it way back in 2020, and I’ve been tanking in North Platte, Nebraska,

Get off the Interstate Take Loveland Pass Colorado HeidiTown (1)

I’ve been extremely lucky to have been on many of Colorado’s roads. However, we usually skip Loveland Pass because it adds a significant amount of time if one is traveling on Interstate 70 (with a few exceptions). For those who don’t know, Loveland Pass was rendered somewhat unnecessary in 1973 by the construction of the Eisenhower Tunnel. It’s not totally unnecessary because semis and other vehicles utilize it when the