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Dogs & Beer in Berthoud, Colorado: 7th Annual Hops & Harley

May 24, 2019

A Little Vacation in a Tiny Home in Lyons, Colorado

May 21, 2019

The Wild Horses of Northwest Colorado: Sand Wash Basin

May 14, 2019

A Visit to Kearney: Nebraska Steak, Sandhill Cranes & Vinyl

April 30, 2019

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Dogs & Beer in Berthoud, Colorado: 7th Annual Hops & Harley
Colorado, Festivals, June

Dogs & Beer in Berthoud, Colorado: 7th Annual Hops & Harley

Today’s featured festival is a nonprofit event I’ve been involved with since the beginning. You see, the event incorporates two of my favorite things—dogs and beer—and 100% of the proceeds of this festival go to Harley’s Dream. Harley, the dog ... [ Read More ]
A Little Vacation in a Tiny Home in Lyons, Colorado
Colorado, Travel

A Little Vacation in a Tiny Home in Lyons, Colorado

I have stayed in four tiny homes and have concluded that I could not permanently live in a tiny house. I am too messy and quite frankly, I like having stuff. As a vacation rental, however, tiny homes are perfect ... [ Read More ]
Photo by Aleta Wolf | Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse Advocate Team - SWAT
Colorado, Travel

The Wild Horses of Northwest Colorado: Sand Wash Basin

High clouds and lots of sunshine guided our way from Craig to Sand Wash Basin several weeks ago. We saw more cows than cars as we drove Hwy 40 through Maybell and then turned slight north on Hwy 318. Photo ... [ Read More ]
A Visit to Kearney Nebraska Steak, Sandhill Cranes & Vinyl. HeidiTown (5)
Nebraska, Travel

A Visit to Kearney: Nebraska Steak, Sandhill Cranes & Vinyl

We sailed into Kearney after spending two nights in Grand Island, which is a little under an hour east. We had been booked by Visit Kearney into the Best Western Plus. In both Grand Island and Kearney, I encountered the ... [ Read More ]
A Taco Tour & Mezcal Outing in Greeley, Colorado. HeidiTown (18)
Colorado, Dining, Travel

A Taco Tour & Mezcal Outing in Greeley, Colorado

People really, really like tacos. I learned this when I wrote a little piece in November called, “When it Come to Tacos, Longmont, Colorado is Winning.” This post caused quite the stir and was even picked up by Google News ... [ Read More ]
A Grand Island, Nebraska Getaway Beer, History & Coney Dogs (4) HeidiTown
Nebraska, Travel

A Grand Island, Nebraska Getaway: Beer, History & Coney Dogs

Ryan knew he had familial ties to Nebraska, he just didn’t realize how deep. When we returned from a recent trip to Grand Island and Kearney, we discovered that Ryan’s great-grandparents had come from Germany to farm outside of Omaha ... [ Read More ]
Full-service at The Sebastian & Luxury Dining at Leonora in Vail 4. HeidiTown.com
Colorado, Dining, Travel

Full-service at The Sebastian & Luxury Dining at Leonora in Vail

We ate our way through Taste of Vail, but the delicious food didn’t stop at the festival. We were lucky to be staying at The Sebastian, a full-service resort property at the edge of Vail Village. The hotel offers the ... [ Read More ]
Tasty Bites from Taste of Vail 2019 & My Thoughts on Greek Wine (10)
April, Colorado, Dining, Festivals

Tasty Bites from Taste of Vail 2019 & My Thoughts on Greek Wine

Taste of Vail is a whirlwind of wine and food. I ate so much that on Saturday night, after the Grand Tasting, I dreamed about eating food. This year I decided to highlight the best bites of Taste of Vail ... [ Read More ]
Kicking Back in Cowboy Boots at Vee Bar Guest Ranch in Wyoming (7)
Travel, Wyoming

Kicking Back in Cowboy Boots at Vee Bar Guest Ranch in Wyoming

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. Vee Bar Guest Ranch, Laramie, Wyoming One ... [ Read More ]
A Night with the Sandhill Cranes at the Crane Trust in Nebraska. HeidiTown (9)
Nebraska, Travel

A Night with the Sandhill Cranes at the Crane Trust in Nebraska

When I was a little girl, we had a family friend who was an avid birder. She taught me early on that birding was a great excuse for taking a walk in nature. Today, I can watch any nature show ... [ Read More ]
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