Travel

A Wildlife Tour With Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures, photo credit Josh Metten Photography

Growing up with parents who preferred nature over amusement parks meant that I spent my childhood summers on road trips to National Parks in the Western United States. We visited parks like Yosemite, Olympic, Redwood, Mt. Rainier, Glacier, Grand Teton and Yellowstone. These childhood experiences instilled in me a deep love of nature and wildlife that’s followed me into adulthood. I rarely flip past a nature show on television and

The Birds & the Bees & a Heated Pool at Two New Hotels in Boulder, Colorado. Embassy Suites Boulder lobby

Embassy Suites Boulder and the Hilton Garden Inn recently opened in Boulder, Colorado to much applause. I was invited to experience the Opening Night Gala and spend the night at Embassy Suites last week. Both hotels have what I am calling a “Mountain Modern” interior design with a “Wild Side.” The two hotel properties are joined underground by a parking garage and overground by a courtyard. The first thing I noticed

3 Reasons to Book a Trip to Jackson, Wyoming Right Now, snowshoeing in Grand Teton National Park, HeidiTown.com

We just spent three nights in Jackson and I have lots of things to write about it, but for now, I’m sharing with you a quick list of three reasons you should book a trip to this iconic Wyoming town right now.  Not necessarily number one, two or three is the fact that, despite three local ski areas, winter is off-season in Jackson. This means it’s much less busy right

French Food, Festivals & Fun in Breckenridge, Colorado 5

There’s no better mountain party town than Breckenridge, Colorado. This past visit was my umpteenth trip to Breck to cover a festival, so take it from me, it’s the best. While Breckenridge is a great town year round, when this Victorian village is covered with a fresh layer of snow, there’s just no sweeter spot on earth. The town does get busy, and this past weekend was no exception, but

Colorado's Back Road Towns, between Lamar & La Junta, HeidiTown.com

As most of you know by now, I grew up in several small towns in the Pacific Northwest. I think this is where I get my affinity for small towns and the characters who call these places home. While cities are very entertaining and they have many stories to tell, I believe the heartbeat of our country is in our small towns. I am challenging you to resolve to travel

A Holiday Date Night in Denver With a Stay at Le Méridien. Chandelier at Le Méridien. HeidiTown.com

I’m a small town girl at heart, but I love the city during the holidays and Denver is especially Christmassy at this time of year. This past weekend, we visited Denver with the intention of immersing ourselves in the holiday spirit and we accomplished our mission. Ryan and I arrived in the city around 1 p.m. and checked in early to our hotel, the brand new Le Méridien in downtown

Squalicum Harbor at sunset / Photo by: Lou Nicksic / Credit: Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism

Washington State is not in HeidiTown’s region, however, I do travel outside of the HeidiTown sphere occasionally, and when I do, I write about it here. Also, rather excitingly, the mountains regions of Washington and Oregon are now in The Heidi Guide’s region (my travel column for Mountain Living magazine), so my recent trip there was for work and pleasure. *** I am not unbiased when it comes to writing

Art & Luxury in Denver Her Paris & The Oxford Hotel Photo courtesy of The Oxford Hotel

What’s better than a day at the Denver Art Museum? A day at the art museum followed by a stay at The Oxford Hotel in downtown Denver. Earlier this month we participated in The Oxford Hotel’s Denver Art Museum package which includes VIP access to Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism. It’s the perfect combination because the woman featured in this exhibit would have likely stayed at

Five Reasons to Love Vail, Colorado Vail Village

Vail has grown on me over the years and I enjoy it now more than ever, so without further ado, here are five reasons to love Vail, Colorado. 1. It’s a BIG Mountain You may stand in lift lines at the base of Vail ski area but once you are on the mountain it’s easy to get away from the crowds. The size of Vail ski area is what makes it