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The Best Last Minutes Holiday Gifts in Colorado & Beyond, Longhopes Donkey Rescue

I have been the recipient of several of these membership gifts over the years and I can attest that they are the best. The Gift of Membership Giving the gift of membership really is the gift that keeps on giving, and I’m not talking about the Jelly of the Month Club. I’ve got much better membership gifting advice for you. Over the years, we’ve been members of the Denver Zoo,

A Holiday Date Night in Denver With a Stay at Le Méridien. Chandelier at Le Méridien. HeidiTown.com

I’m a small town girl at heart, but I love the city during the holidays and Denver is especially Christmassy at this time of year. This past weekend, we visited Denver with the intention of immersing ourselves in the holiday spirit and we accomplished our mission. Ryan and I arrived in the city around 1 p.m. and checked in early to our hotel, the brand new Le Méridien in downtown

Santa Claus is Coming to Town 3 Santa Festivals in Colorado Photo credit Crested Butte Mountain Resort Santa Ski Crawl

‘Tis the season for holiday-themed festivals and while craft shows and Christmas parades abound, here are a few unique events where you get to join in the fun. Crowds of Santas Spotted in Breckenridge and Crested Butte, Colorado There’s something particularly amusing about being surrounded by hundreds of Santas; boy Santas, girl Santas, tall Santas, short Santas, fat Santas, skinny Santas, pantless Santas (it happens). Here are two Colorado mountain

Kristopher's Culinaire and Hotel Ouray, Ouray, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

I’ll be the first to admit that I love online shopping. I’m also going to admit that when I visited Ouray this past weekend for Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Festival, I had no intention of Christmas shopping while in town except to maybe find something for my nieces at Ouray’s excellent toy store. After a satisfying breakfast at Backstreet Bistro, now located on 7th Avenue, we crossed the street to

Fort Collins for Christmas

Considering a holiday getaway this month? Fort Collins is an excellent Colorado Christmas town. Downtown sparkles with thousands of lights and from Old Town Square to Oak Street Plaza Park, the atmosphere is merry. This past weekend, we did one-night getaway in Fort Collins to experience the city’s holiday offerings. Before exploring the festive scene we checked into the Fernweh Inn & Hostel on Mulberry, just blocks from the excitement

Gift Guide for Friends with Good Tastes

Know someone who loves food? Instead of buying them a cookbook or newfangled kitchen item, how about buying them a foodie experience? Colorado has blossomed with food tours over the last several years, and I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing several of these delicious excursions. Local Table Tours LocalTableTours.com This company was started by a Boulder food blogger who has traveled extensively in the United States and abroad. Today, Local Table

Brewery Lights Delight in Fort Collins, Colorado

Looking for something unique to do with the entire family this holiday season? Look no further than Brewery Lights at the Budweiser plant in Fort Collins, Colorado. Last week, I was invited to opening night at Brewery Lights which takes place Thursdays through Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m. through December 30, 2016. Ryan and I arrived early for a meet and greet with the Budweiser Clydesdales. One of the

Skip the Christmas Parade, Elf Crawl Littleton

I started writing for a small Colorado newspaper in 2006. A year later, I started HeidiTown, as well as my magazine writing career. Therefore, I have written dozens of articles and posts about Santa Claus coming to town and Christmas parades. I realize that it’s important to get the word out about these traditional holiday happenings, however, I’ve grown tired of writing about them. With that in mind, I asked

Spend Christmas in Ouray, photo by Dan Navakowski

There are still 144 days until Christmas, so please don’t panic, however, it’s never too soon to plan holiday travel. And after this summer heatwave we’ve been experiencing, a cool down in the beautiful village of Ouray, Colorado sounds heavenly. Imagine spending a wintry weekend surrounded by snowy peaks in Ouray, Colorado. Snowshoe on a local trail, enjoy a delicious meal or cozy up with a warm whiskey drink at

Golden Colorado Candlelight Parade, Photo by travel writer Rich Grant

I’m not a super Christmassy person. I don’t decorate my house, I don’t participate in cookie Christmas exchanges and I do not listen to the Christmas station on Pandora. I’m not a scrooge, really, just not big on holidays in general, except St. Patrick’s Day. Bagpipes and whiskey? Yes, please. However, even the biggest Scrooge in the world can’t help but get into the spirit in Golden, Colorado. We visited