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For a Good TIme, Hop on the Ski Train What You Need to Know, HeidiTown.com

This post was not written by an unbiased party when it comes to train travel. I love trains. I’ve been riding Amtrak since the 1990s, and I’ve been on nearly every scenic train in Colorado. Train travel is something I think everyone should experience at least once, and the ski train is a fun and easy way to make this happen with Amtrak, a company that’s been running trains all

Firework Snowdown 08 Claude Steelman©

I love winter festivals. It’s a party in the snow and I don’t think it gets much better than that, especially in Colorado. Here’s a lineup of Colorado winter festivals that should be on your radar this year. Here are six Colorado winter festivals with a little something for every taste. Whether you’re looking for a raging party of wholesome family-fun, Colorado’s got your festival needs covered. Ullr – Breckenridge,

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

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

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

Road Trip Planning 101. San Luis Valley, HeidiTown.com

I am, without a doubt, the Road Trip Queen. I put tens of thousands of miles on my car every year checking out festivals and exploring new destinations, and I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. With spring a few days away, and summer just around the corner, here are some tried and trued ways to make your next road trip the best experience possible. Check Your Fluids

Featured Festival San Juan Brewfest HeidiTown (4)

As most of my regular readers already know, beer festivals are a dime-a-dozen here in Colorado. So how does one decide which festival is worthy of their patronage? Check with me! Today I’m here to tell you that San Juan Brewfest (August 27) rocks, and here’s why. Durango rocks Durango’s cool factor is off the charts. It’s brew-factor is also off the charts. There are six breweries and two distillers in

Last minute Colorado summer trip ideas - go boating. HeidiTown.com

Not ready to let summer go? Aching to take one last summer trip? Here are some quick trip ideas sure to make a few long lasting Summer 2016 memories. Go Biking Biking is one of the Colorado activities that most reminds me of childhood. I think there was a period in my life – while I was trying to learn to ride a bike without hands – that I peddled

How to lift your mood during the doldrums of winter. Frozen Dead Guy Days (1)

It’s always about this time of year when Coloradans are lulled into the belief that spring is just around the corner, and then, in comes March, Colorado’s snowiest month. Have you been wondering how you’re going to make it through the doldrums of winter? Never fear, the Mayor’s here, and I’ve got some suggestions that should put a smile on your face as the last few weeks of winter tick

Resolve to visit a new place. Welcome to Colorful Colorado sign. HeidiTown.com

It’s the time of year when folks start contemplating their New Year’s resolutions and I’ve got a resolution I’d love for you to consider. How about resolving to travel to at least one new place in your state this year? Most people have their favorite locations and they tend to vacation there year after year. I challenge you to discover a new destination in 2016 and give it a try.