Colorado

Playing Favorites The North Fork Valley of Colorado. HeidiTown (18)

I get asked a lot about my favorite destination in Colorado. That is a really difficult question. I tend to fall in love with every place I visit. However, if I had to come up with a true favorite it would be a toss up between the San Luis Valley and the North Fork Valley. Both have been the destinations of wedding anniversaries including our most recent 20th anniversary. We

Musings by a Road Trip Addict Why Do We Travel HeidiTown.com

I watch a lot of travel shows and follow a lot of travel writers, travel bloggers and travel influencers on social media. It seems like people travel for a lot of serious reasons. They want to expand their minds, explore new cultures, and learn about the world. These are all noble reasons to travel. However, no one ever says, “I want to travel because it’s fun.” And the truth is,

Dust Bowl Road Trip Volcanos, Wind & Folsom, Not the Prison. HeidiTown (15)

We set out on this road trip inspired by the book, “The Worst Hard Times.” I discuss the reasons why we took this trip in this post. While we experienced a flat tire and needed a license to drink in one Texas restaurant, and saw some real-life pains that the pandemic has wreaked in one small town, this wasn’t an experience I’d trade for anything. This is the last of

Ticket Giveaway, 4 concerts, Rialto Theater, Loveland, Colorado

This summer, Rialto Theater, Loveland’s 102 year old, downtown jewel, will present the Trailhead Sessions. This will be a new series of four concerts featuring soulful harmonies, toe tapping blues and throw back vibes. By the way, Rialto Theater is one reason we live in Loveland. When we first drove through, we were so pleased to see an historic theater still open in downtown. When Rialto Theater staff asked me

Dust Bowl Road Trip Canyon Journeys in Baca County, Colorado. HeidiTown (9)

I haven’t been exactly sure how to approach writing about our Dust Bowl Road Trip. There is a lot to unpack here (to use a phrase popular in today’s lexicon). It was an adventure and it was eye-opening on many levels. We made several unexpected stops that included a blown out tire in Colorado or Oklahoma (we’re not sure). I’ve decided against a day-by-day account. I think I’ll hop around

Introducing TacosandPho.com For Those Who Love Food. Bennys Tacos. HeidiTown (2)

I thought I’d written this post. Seriously. For some reason, I convinced myself that I had written an introduction to TacosandPho.com on HeidiTown. Alas, I had not. So, while I started this new venture some time ago, here is a proper introduction. During the pandemic, I started a new blog. It was sort of out of boredom. I wasn’t traveling as much and let’s face it, I wanted an excuse

Dining at the Monarch Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado: Pho to Flan

Last Thursday, we ate our way through Monarch Casino Resort Spa during a progressive dinner for the media. From tacos and tequila at a southwestern restaurant to a dessert buffet bursting with sweet treats, come eat with me at Monarch Casino Resort Spa, the newest casino in Black Hawk, Colorado. We started at Bistro Mariposa, a modernly designed space that will whisk diners away to the southwest. As we sat

Gaylord Rockies Resort is Fun for Adults, Not Just Kids. HeidiTown Feature Photo

We watched the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center being built. It was huge, gigantic, really, really big. Then it opened and I saw pictures of people enjoying offerings there, especially the lazy river in the summer and holiday programming. This past weekend, we finally had an opportunity to experience the Gaylord ourselves. From the expansive entry to the wide halls, multiple restaurants, and pool complex, the photos I’d seen

What the World Needs Now Sweetheart Festival, Loveland, Colorado 2

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love.” -Hal David, 1965 After the last couple of years, we could use a festival dedicated to love. That’s what the Sweetheart Festival is all about. I am excited about the event. Not only is it here in my town of Loveland, but it’s also something for me to anxiously anticipate, and I love anticipation.  Love is defined as “an intense feeling

Living Large with the Dog at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa. HeidiTown (2)

With a magical fire bench in the entry and a snow-white mountain view framed by windows in the bar, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa makes a statement from the moment a guest arrives. A few weeks ago, I was an invitee to a Park Hyatt media dinner featuring the property’s new executive chef, Santosh Koradi.  The hotel is at Beaver Creek Resort in Avon, Colorado, about 15 minutes