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Antlers Pool in Winter Courtesy of the hotel

Sometimes, I am asked why I like Vail so much. “You seem like a down-to-earth person,” they’ll say. “Why Vail?” That’s because a lot of people associate Vail with a sort of pretension that’s been hard for the destination to shake, and maybe some would rather not. Let’s face it, if you think a place is a certain way, it’s likely that you’ll find it that way when you visit.

A Colorado Mountain Town for the Holidays. Scenic Glenwood Springs

Also appearing in this year’s “Christmas in Berthoud” in the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor If you’re considering spending the holidays away from home, there’s nothing more magical than the Colorado Rocky Mountains covered in snow. There are many beautiful mountain towns but which is right for you? It depends on who you are traveling with and your expectations for a holiday getaway. Romantic Holiday If you plan to travel with your

New Things to do in Breckenridge, Part Two, HeidiTown.com , skiing at Grand Colorado on Peak 8

Read: New Things to do in Breckenridge (2017) I’ve been visiting Breckenridge for the good part of two decades and like many Coloradans, I’ve come to love specific places in Breckenridge. However, as someone who is here to impart new information to HeidiTown citizens, I can’t get stuck in a rut, even if its a delicious rut, so on that last couple of trips, we’ve made it a point to

HeidiTown Turns 11 Pic 6

Before the month is out, it’s important that I acknowledge the fact that I’ve been doing this gig for 11 years. That’s right, I started this blog before self-driving cars, Kickstarter, Hoverboards and Kindles.  Back in 2007, most people didn’t know what a blog was and today, it seems that nearly everyone is blogging. By the way, “blog” became a recognized word by Merriam-Webster in 2004. A lot has happened

Now for Something Completely Different Moxy Denver Cherry Creek 1. HeidiTown.com

The word “unique” is overused, especially in travel writing, but the truth is, the Moxy Denver Cherry Creek is a unique hotel. Where else will you find a vending machine that sells sunglasses and beef jerky? Where else in the Rocky Mountains, will you find plastic flamingos neatly arranged on your hotel bed? When I moved to Colorado in the late 1990s, Cherry Creek was a much more subdued place

Why Wolf Creek Ski Area Near Pagosa Springs is Worth the Drive. Tranquility run. HeidiTown.com

It’s possible you heard because it’s been all over the news, but Wolf Creek Pass Ski Area opened this past weekend. Not only was it the first ski area to open in Colorado, but it was the first ski area to open in the country. Quite a feat for this comfy little family-run ski area in the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado. Located just 30-minutes from Pagosa Springs, I’ve

Photo by: Jonathan Castner

Guest Post by Angela Rose Every fall, hordes of craft beer fans flock to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver for America’s biggest beer festival. Now in its 37th year, 2018’s Great American Beer Festival, held September 20 through 22, drew greater than 62,000 attendees eager to quaff the liquid fruits of more than 800 U.S. breweries. But this isn’t another review of the more than 4,000 beers that were

Getting Boozy in Buena Vista & Going to Jail 3. HeidiTown.com

I am not a fan of clickbait titles but today’s blog post title is totally true. We did get a little boozy in Buena Vista and go to jail, but we didn’t end up in the big house. In fact, the jail hasn’t seen inmates for many years, but I’m getting ahead of myself. Eddyline Brewery I have been drinking beer from their kayaks at beer festivals for many years

Xena out the car window HeidiTown

I debated on whether writing about the loss of our dog on HeidiTown. However, the more I thought about it the more I realized that our dog deserves a post (or 20, but I decided on one for the sake of my readers). After all, she was with us for nearly 15 years and six months which is a large era in our lives. Xena left us on August 24,

Embrace Fall in Colorado with These Outings. HeidiTown.com Coffee and Doughnut Habit Doughnut_Cred Habit

This post is going live on a warm September week but I was in the mountains this weekend and it looks like fall up there. We’ll be pulling out the scarfs and boots before we know it. Here are four ways to embrace fall in Colorado. Doughnut & Coffee Tasting in Denver This sounds like the perfect activity for a fall visit to Denver, Colorado. Local Table Tours is now