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16 Years of HeidiTown & 47 Years of Life

Well, the town turned 16 this October, and I turned 47. Life has a funny way of plodding along at a seemingly faster and faster pace.  Another year of HeidiTown is in the books (or on the blog, as it were). The most important that happened in 2023, is that I started HeidiTown Consulting. Also, and maybe this is the most important, I ceased all freelance writing except for The

Vail Vibes: Travel Colorado Style in the Mountains

Over the past 15 years or so, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Vail quite a few times. However, before getting first-hand knowledge of the place, I had preconceived notions. Mainly, I thought of it as a little stuck-up. On one of my first visits, I was enjoying a glass of wine at a bar when I made friends with the locals next to me. They invited me on the

New & Old at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Vail Valley

I grew up in a home filled with live music. My dad is a guitarist, my mom plays piano and everyone sings. As an adult, when I get the opportunity to see live music I jump at it. I especially love singer/songwriter musicians. So, when Vilar Performing Art Center (VPAC) inquired about marketing with HeidiTown, I eagerly accepted. After experiencing the venue this weekend, I am glad that I did.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Seafood, Swings & Ocean Sounds. HeidiTown (7)

I am aware that this is a blog about road trips. However, I am a writer, and the few times I actually ride in planes, a story about the trip ends up on HeidiTown, even if I wasn’t planning an article. It just happens. After all, I am the Mayor everywhere, and this trip was no exception. When my friend Sharon texted me and asked if I wanted to go

Colorful Colorado My Top Color Moments - Not a ChatGPT Post Grand Lake 2015, HeidiTown.com

There will be numerous “leaf-peeping” articles published over the next couple of weeks. Colorado has become insanely popular for the activity, and it’s not surprising. This state’s numerous aspen groves turn gold and we have bushes that turn a stunning red. The phrase on our welcome signs is no joke—Colorful Colorado exists! Instead of giving readers driving directions to see color, so that their vehicle can join the winding train

Barbarian Feast Photo

Started in 2017, Barbarian Feast is now the must-have ticket of the season. While we took a brief break during the pandemic, this will be our sixth year of holding the events under the tents at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse in Loveland, Colorado. Offerings always include axe throwing, a live drummer(s), belly dances by Troupe Sidysaan, a photo booth, and more. These talented people in entertainment donated their time to this

Sports It's What Brings Us Together, Especially On The Road. HeidiTown (103)

We like sports in this house. Football and soccer are one and two, but we will watch some tennis and cycling. And if there’s a sports documentary on, we’re glued to the screen. When the World Cup was in Korea, many years ago, Ryan set his alarm to watch the USA play live in the middle of the night. This past Women’s World Cup, we tumbled out of bed at

Featured Photo Woodys at Art Castings, Sculpture in Loveland, HeidiTown

When we moved to Loveland from the Denver suburbs in 2003, people thought we were moving to the ski area just east of the Eisenhower Tunnel. The city wasn’t well-known at the time. Ryan, who grew up in Colorado, hadn’t heard of Loveland. However, when we visited Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2004, everyone knew Loveland, Colorado. This is an art city, and it’s been this way for a long

Winter Park, Colorado Why Fritzi, the Dog, is a Big Fan. HeidiTown (14)

Want to know why your dog will love Grand County? And you too? The average August temperature is 74 degrees.   We’ve been heading to Grand County, home to Winter Park, Granby, Grand Lake, and more, for many years. I’ve been visiting for about 23 years. Ryan’s been going most of his life. However, I have never, until this trip to attend Winter Park Brew Fest, stayed so close to Rendevous

Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2023 HeidiTown (2)

I have supported this cause from its start in 2014. It’s Puppy Mills Awareness Day (formerly Hops & Harley). One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event go to Harley Dream. This cause is close to my heart for several reasons but mainly, I love dogs. I mean, I really, really do. I think they are the best thing that has happened to the human race. Therefore, the story