Travel

A Golden Summer A Stay in Golden, Colorado. HeidiTown.com 1

I’ve often said that what makes Golden, Colorado special is that it feels like a remote mountain town and yet it’s just a 23-minute drive from Denver. It provides the best of both worlds and would be an ideal place to live, but if you can’t live there, spending a summer weekend in Golden is the second best option. This past weekend, we made a quick trip to Golden for

Play, Stay & Ride at Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort in Colorado Springs. HeidiTown (3)

I love to stay in a place with a colorful story or in this case, hundreds of colorful stories. The Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort has been located on the road between Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs since the early 1900s. The stucco hotel with 48 rooms lined up under broad, old trees, seems like the ideal setting for a best-selling coming-of-age-novel where the protagonist’s parents were the Buffalo Lodge

Vive la France with Cheese & Cider in Longmont, Colorado. HeidiTown.com 1

Like many little girls, I had an obsession with all things French. I have no idea where this love originated but it led to four years of French class in high-school and two years of French language study in college. Today, I still have a healthy appreciation for French culture especially the food. Sadly, I’ve never been to France and several years ago, my husband and I began putting together

Be the First of Your Friends to Check-in to These Three Colorado Towns. Trinidad, CO Architecture 1. HeidiTown.com

I love discovering out of the way places, the spots that haven’t become overrun with tourists. Over my nearly two decades of living and traveling in Colorado, this has become increasingly difficult. With the population growth of the Front Range and the popularity of Colorful Colorado, nearly every destination, big and small, is getting covered by everyone from travel bloggers to various news outlets. However, the three towns I am

Terry Bison Ranch Where the Deer & the Camels Play 6. HeidiTown.com

Last summer, when Visit Cheyenne put Terry Bison Ranch Resort on my agenda, I wasn’t sure what to think or what to expect. I’d driven by the ranch a dozen times while on my way to Wyoming via I25, but I knew nothing much about it and thought it was a tourist trap. It turns out, Terry Bison Ranch is a tourist trap but it’s also a hoot and unlike any other

Visit 350 Wild Horses at Deerwood Ranch in Wyoming. HeidiTown 8

One of the best parts of my job is that I get to explore places like Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse EcoSanctuary near Laramie, Wyoming. It’s one of three wild horse eco-sanctuaries in the country and the only one on private land, so it’s definitely unique. For about six years now, the Wilson’s ranch has been home to 350 wild horses, also known as mustangs. A mustang isn’t a breed, but

Escape the Crowds this Summer Visit a National Monument. Echo Park Campground at Dinosaur

I love our country’s national parks. In fact, I’ve visited many of them across the western United States, but the fact is, they’ve gotten crowded. Here in Colorado, I’ve watched the crowds grow substantially at places like Rocky Mountain National Park and the Great Sand Dunes. This isn’t a directive to stop visiting national parks. You should go but plan ahead. Midweek is the best time to visit and offseason

A Lavishly Masculine Bed & Breakfast in Cheyenne, Wyoming (4)

Historically, Cheyenne was a thriving railway town, and in 1888, it was the wealthiest city per capita in the world (city-data.com). Erasmus Nagle built the home in 1887 for $50,000, a huge sum of money at that time, and the Nagle Warren Mansion lives up to its illustrious name—it really is a mansion.  The mansion has been a bed and breakfast under the same owner since 1997 and has become a popular

Traveling with Mom A Mother's Day Gift She'll Never Forget. The Westin pool

Moms get flowers and brunch on Mother’s Day but how often do they get a getaway that’s all about them? If you don’t want to book travel on Mother’s Day weekend, give mom something to look forward to by booking one of these getaways for later in the summer. And what’s better than tagging along? She’ll love to spend the time with you. An Elegant Weekend of Theater with a