Wyoming

Kicking Back in Cowboy Boots at Vee Bar Guest Ranch in Wyoming (7)

Right about now you’re thinking, what am I going to do this summer that will set this year apart from all the other? Okay, perhaps you don’t think like this, but you should. One trip that will truly set this year apart is a stay at a guest ranch in the Great American West. Last May, we made a memorable trip to Wyoming. It was my first time exploring Laramie

The Laramie, Wyoming You Never Expected by HeidiTown (9)

If you’re expecting country music and cowboy boots, that’s what you’ll get in Laramie, Wyoming, but you’ll also get a vegetarian food restaurant, more ethnic bistros than you have ever imagined, craft beer, craft cheese, craft ice cream and craft chocolate. Unexpected? That’s Laramie, Wyoming.  We visited this Wyoming college town earlier this year to help celebrate Laramie’s 150th birthday—celebrations are happening all summer. It wasn’t our first visit but it

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

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

Surprised by Little America Hotel & Resort in Cheyenne, Wyoming

A family-friendly, conference hotel & resort in Cheyenne As a traveler, I am frequently surprised. Thankfully, most are good surprises, as was the case with my stay at Little America Hotel & Resort in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Having ever only seen the truck stop on the outskirts of the property, which is located just off of I25 and I80 in Cheyenne, I had a very different idea of what I was

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

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

A Jolly Trolley Ride in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Riding the trolley. HeidiTown.com

It’s been interesting to watch my first article about Cheyenne, “So You Think You Know Cheyenne, Wyoming?” circulate the interwebs. Some of the comments are a reminder of how many of us tend to become jaded about our own hometowns. Whether you agree with me or not about Cheyenne, I think the city is swell and has a lot to offer visitors. One of Cheyenne’s major assets is its colorful