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A Grand Island, Nebraska Getaway Beer, History & Coney Dogs (4) HeidiTown

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. Eventually, Ryan’s grandma married his grandfather who was also from Nebraska and they moved to Oregon, eventually settling in Colorado. It’s not a rare story. During our trip, we ran

Dining in Durango Pozole to Pho, It Never Gets Boring 8. HeidiTown.com

Some days I wish I were one of those svelte folks who treat food as fuel, but I probably wouldn’t be doing this job. If I were one of those people, I’d be climbing mountains in the Himalayas, but alas, I love food; the taste, the texture and the regional differences. So, therefore, I am not climbing mountains but I am covering festivals around the Rocky Mountain West and finding

Squalicum Harbor at sunset / Photo by: Lou Nicksic / Credit: Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism

Washington State is not in HeidiTown’s region, however, I do travel outside of the HeidiTown sphere occasionally, and when I do, I write about it here. Also, rather excitingly, the mountains regions of Washington and Oregon are now in The Heidi Guide’s region (my travel column for Mountain Living magazine), so my recent trip there was for work and pleasure. *** I am not unbiased when it comes to writing

So you think you know cheyenne, think again. Wrangler building. HeidiTown

What comes to mind when you think of Cheyenne, Wyoming? Cowboy hats and big trucks? Trains? Those are all accurate descriptions of Cheyenne. It’s a historic train town with a lot of cowboys, cowgirls and big trucks. Today, however, Cheyenne is so much more. We spent a weekend in Cheyenne earlier this month. We were there to attend the Celtic Festival and Rock the Block, as well as explore a

Beers In The Boat Steamboat Springs' Exploding Beer Scene. Butcherknife Brewing Company. HeidiTown.com

While on magazine assignment in Steamboat Springs earlier this spring, we got a taste of Steamboat’s growing beer scene and we liked it – a lot. It had been several years since we’d spent time in Steamboat and lots have changes have taken place in that short period of time. The town is now home to two breweries with a third on the way (Mountain Tap Brewery). And Yampa Valley

The BrewDogs of Colorado

Here in Colorado, certain things just go together – bikes and beer, hikes and beer, climbing and beer, rafting and beer, skiing and beer, snowboarding and beer, sledding and beer, and dogs and beer.  This might explain why the Great American Beer Festival, grand-daddy of all beer festivals, is held yearly in Denver. The GABF starts this Thursday and runs through Saturday, October 1.  In honor of this enormous beer

The 6th Annual Taste of Loveland

My husband and I attended this event last year and ate ourselves silly – it was so much fun! This event has not been well advertised. In fact, I’ve been watching their website for date information and it was only recently updated with the date of the event which is next Thursday, April 7, 2011. The Taste of Loveland is held at Embassy Suites and  features multiple restaurants from around

Brew Dogs of Colorado make a great Christmas gift!

If you know a dog lover, beer lover, Colorado fan or all three, this book will make a great Christmas present! Their tag line is “Dogs, Beer, Colorado, it doesn’t get much better.”   And it really  doesn’t get much more Coloradoan than dogs and beer. “Brew Dogs of Colorado” is a beautiful and unique book featuring over 100 Colorado breweries, the brewers and their dogs. Over 200 color photographs

Why is September so great?  Oktoberfest

Coloradoans likes beer.   We have a lot of breweries.   In fact, we produce more beer here than in any other state.    Not surprisingly  towns across Colorado embrace Oktoberfest. The real Oktoberfest is held each year in Munich, Germany, where Germans and tourist alike consume 1.5 million gallons of beer during the 16-day event. The event starts in September and usually last into the first part of October.