Travel

Viking gals at Ullr parade 2013 HeidiTown

If you’ve been paying attention, by now you probably know that I was invited by GoBreck to judge the 50th Annual Ullr Festival parade last week in Breckenridge, Colorado. After looking through our parade photos, taken mostly by my husband, Ryan, I just had to share a few of our favorites with you. Here are photos from the Ullr Festival parade on Thursday, January 10, 2013: If there had been

Beoming Van Gogh HeidiTown

We finally made it to see  Becoming Van Gogh  at the Denver Art Museum. This exhibition is being held in Denver only and the art is on loan from more than 60 public and private collections around the world. “I’m an artist… those words naturally imply always seeking without ever fully finding.” ~Van Gogh The exhibit explores van Gogh’s evolution as an artist through more than 70 of his paintings,

The Rush Casino & Hotel by HeidiTown

While in Cripple Creek I was incarcerated and lost some money, but I’d still go back. We arrived in Cripple Creek on a cloudy Friday afternoon. I had been invited to be a guest at the brand new Rush Casino, formerly the Gold Rush. The building had been shuttered for three years before the new owners bought it, renovated the place and opened in August 2012. I had never been

My Handle Bar Ride March 2012 HeidiTown.com

It has been an AMAZING year here in HeidiTown… and 2013 is going to be even better. I have so many great memories from this past year, like emceeing a freezing/cold/snowy  Berthoud Oktoberfest, attending the Great American Beer Festival for the first time and speaking multiple times at Metropolitan State University. There were some real standout moments however, so without further ado, here are my Top 10 Memories from the

cozumel hotel case viento

As much as I love to travel, half the fun of a trip is planning it. It’s important not to over-plan my trips, however, because I want to leave room for exploration and discoveries. For instance, when my husband and I traveled to England for our honeymoon, I had much of the trip planned, but not every detail. There were specific places and museums on our must-see list, but we

Greeley Freight Train Museum

Updated: May 7, 2020 As tourists, we take the time to learn the history and hidden secrets of the places we visit, but how many of us know the story of our own town? Earlier this year, I wrote a post entitled, “Become an advocate for your town,” and today’s post has a similar feel, although I fear I’m going to get preachier. In that piece, I gave you five

One Steamboat Place Diamond Peak

Have you ever gone on vacation and then felt as though you needed another one when you got home? This has happened to me many times, but vacations shouldn’t be work. If you want to experience a true escape from all of life’s stresses, you’ll want to read this post. I’ve stayed in many types of accommodations around Colorado over the years, including hotels, bed and breakfasts, rented homes and

DMNS Pompeii

I am a museum junkie, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is one of my favorites. I love the smell of a museum, the lighting, and the sense that I am learning something new just by being in the building. Ancient history has never had a big draw for me, so I wasn’t particularly overjoyed to hear that the Pompeii exhibition was coming to Denver. But, of course,

Rose Street B&B Georgetown, Colorado

When I was a child, my family used to vacation each year on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. We always stayed at the same bed and breakfast, and I have wonderful memories of our stays there. As an adult, I continue to choose this style of lodging when I am on vacation, especially when visiting smaller towns around Colorado. Over the years, Ryan and I have stayed at bed

farm field

Agritourism is a relatively new word, and in fact it is so new that my computer does not actually recognize it as a real word. Agritourism is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry, but what is it? It’s where agriculture and tourism intersect. If you’ve ever visited a working farm to buy eggs or tour their vegetable patch, or if you’ve taken your children to a