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The Prettiest Drive in Colorado Denver to Durango. HeidiTown

For more than twenty years, we had a family cabin outside of Fairplay and some months, we’d go up twice. So, I have driven Highway 285 many times. However, that cabin has been sold for several years, and I am not visiting Southwest Colorado nearly as much as I used to. Therefore, when we drove Hwy 285 on the way to Durango earlier this month, I’d forgotten how lovely this

Affordable Snowmass Yes, You Can HeidiTown (10)

This was our third trip to Snowmass, and I have finally discovered that Snowmass is Aspen. Yep, Snowmass does not have its own address. It is a part of Aspen. Now that I know, the restaurant prices make more sense. I hadn’t noticed extraordinarily high prices here before inflation, but now they are a little painful. However, on this visit, we found a few ways to make Snowmass an affordable

Nostalgia & Education Orcas at the Denver Museum of Science & Nature HeidiTown

It’s been years since I’ve written about the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Seven years, to be exact. When we lived in the Denver area, we had a membership. We don’t often get there these days. However, when I got a media invite to the new Orcas exhibit, I needed to go. I am one of those lucky people who grew up with orca sightings and orca-inspired Native American

La Veta, Colorado

As a speaker, I talk a lot about town assets, and I’m referring to those things that you take for granted because it’s part of the everyday scenery. For example, I feel that many Coloradans take sunshine for granted.  I grew up in the Pacific Northwest where it was rainy a lot of the time. The sun that shines through my bedroom window nearly every morning is something I never

Featured image kearney nebraska

While HeidiTown Consulting continues to grow, I want to make it crystal clear that HeidiTown.com is still the place to come for road trips and festival stories. However, I’ve gone way too long without posting. I’ve been busy being stuck in Kearney, Nebraska, and if I were a better human, I would have written a post on my “stuck” day, but I’m not. Instead, I spent my time frantically texting

Luna Theatre, Clayton, New Mexico, HeidiTown

There is one feature of many downtowns that always gets my attention and that is the old movie theatre (or theater). You know what I’m talking about. It is sometimes that boarded-up vintage building with a dirty, marque that reads: “For Sale.” Sadly. this is something I’ve witnessed during my travels. However, I’m seeing more and more theatres that are open, and some showing first-run movies. Several springs ago, on

Two Nights & More Tacos in Tempe, Arizona. HeidiTown (1)

This wasn’t a road trip. Occasionally, I get on a plane, and when I do, I usually write about it.  My college years are a time I remember fondly. Partly, because I was really, quite good at college, all of it, from the academics to the parties. As we walked around Arizona State University in Tempe last week, I realized I’d need a Stanley Cup, huge headphones, and probably a

A Small Town Worth Visiting in Colorado: Meeker

I’m going to write a series of “small town articles.” I won’t be highlighting the usual Colorado towns that appear on all the “hot” Rocky Mountain town lists. While I love those too, for good reasons, these are the kind of small towns that do not come with built-in nightlife. These are types of communities where the nightlife consists of a knitting club gathering at the local brewery. I have

Best View in Colorado Kenosha Pass HeidiTown.com

Here’s the thing… there are “no best views” in Colorado because they are all great! I name a few in this post, but there are so many more (I even have pictures of a lot that I couldn’t share because I don’t have three days to write this post, and you don’t have three hours to read this post). By the way, these are views you can see mostly by

Don't be Bored This Winter Festivals Abound. HeidiTown

HeidiTown got its real start when it became all about festivals around 2010. This virtual town was around before then, but once I started concentrating on events and festivals, things took off and the town grew.  I thought I’d return to my roots and share a few upcoming festivals that should be on your radar. Being blessed to have attended a lot of events over the years, these are ones