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A Weekend of Food & Drink in Idaho Springs, Colorado. HeidiTown (10)

This past weekend, we headed to Idaho Springs. We went with the expressed goal of watching the burro race which I have already written about. However, we were interested in exploring a town that is usually just a gas station stop for us. The truth is, we haven’t spent much time in Idaho Springs as we are always passing through to somewhere else. Ryan has eaten pizza at Beau Jo

Burro Racing in Idaho Springs, Colorado Race Your Ass Off. HeidiTown (7)

If you know anything about me, you know I love dogs and tacos, in that order. But close behind are goats, donkeys and lambs. Maybe I was a Mexican shepherdess in my last life. The point is, that a donkey race is something that might not thrill everyone, but it gives me the chills. Full disclosure: I read a book, “Running with Sherman” by Christopher McDougall, and I learned a

Stay and Swim on Colorado's Front Range this Summer 3 Hotels with a Pool. HeidiTown The Jacquard (2)

Earlier this month we went on vacation in Mexico, and since then, I’ve had swimming on the mind. In Mexico, I spent nearly every waking moment either in the hotel pool or in the ocean. Summer means warm days, long nights and swimming. However, we can’t be in Cozumel, Mexico all the time, so here are three Colorado Front Range hotels that offer a great pool, plus a lot more.

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 The Rest of the Story. HeidiTown (7)

Up until now, I’ve told you about some of the excursions we had in Grand Junction, experiencing a RZR for the first time and hiking the Lunch Loops. Now, I want to tell you the rest of the story.  Dog-friendly Hotel in Grand Junction More and more people are traveling with their dogs, partly because road trips are king right now. Thankfully, in Colorado, many hotels are dog-friendly, even big

On the Road in Grand Junction, Colorado: Take a Hike with the Dog

When you think of Grand Junction, mountain biking probably comes to mind. That’s because it’s an ideal location to push yourself to the limit on two wheels. For various reasons, I stay on my feet, and while it’s a top mountain biking destination, Grand Junction is an ideal spot to hike. We browsed several online maps of Grand Junction and were shocked to see how many trails are in the

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

North Platte, Nebraska Trains, Trains and more Trains. Golden Spike Tower. HeidiTown (8)

Our last day in North Platte was a whirlwind. After our outing to see the cranes by bus, we went to the Golden Spike Tower. Some of you have seen the signs for this attraction. I know because you tweeted this to me. You also tweeted that you’ve never been. Go! I am here to tell you that it’s not just for train geeks.  The Golden Spike Tower & Visitor

The North Platte Canteen World War II History I Never Knew, HeidiTown.com, Featured Photo

Several people have asked me, “Why are you traveling to Nebraska? You live in Colorado.” In some ways, I do understand the question. There is little doubt that Colorado is beautiful. It’s the Rocky Mountain state with some of the most awe-inspiring views in the world. However, I grew up in a small town in the Pacific Northwest where cows outnumbered people and that’s a lot like Nebraska. I hold

Dance Fighting in North Platte, Nebraska Prairie Chicken Tour. HeidiTown (8)

We got up in the wee hours of the morning. That means early, real early. 5:30 a.m. early. Normally, I get up two hours later so let’s just say I was a little loopy. We grabbed fruit from our hotel’s breakfast bar, filled our coffee mugs and headed out. We were up this early for a prairie chicken tour, yes, I was doing this for the birds. This bird, the