Colorado

The Birds & the Bees & a Heated Pool at Two New Hotels in Boulder, Colorado. Embassy Suites Boulder lobby

Embassy Suites Boulder and the Hilton Garden Inn recently opened in Boulder, Colorado to much applause. I was invited to experience the Opening Night Gala and spend the night at Embassy Suites last week. Both hotels have what I am calling a “Mountain Modern” interior design with a “Wild Side.” The two hotel properties are joined underground by a parking garage and overground by a courtyard. The first thing I noticed

The Mayor Goes Shopping on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado (11)

Shopping along Pearl Street is a longtime Colorado tradition, even for people outside of the state. Case in point, when my mother visits from Oregon, she always requests that we spend an afternoon shopping on Pearl Street. I shopped Pearl Street Mall last Wednesday with my friend Karen on what was probably the last 80-degree day of the year. If you aren’t familiar with Pearl Street, it’s a stretch of

Featured Festival Denver Maker Faire 2017

You need to attend a Maker Faire in order to truly understand the powerful nature of these events. First and foremost, you will see children of all ages engaging with something other than a screen, and you’ll walk away with undeniable proof that children are curious beings. I recently attended a maker sort of event in Boulder that proved to me that if you give a kid a cardboard box

Cortez, Colorado, Blending the Past & Present, Fiesta Theater retro sign. HeidiTown.com

Updated April 23, 2020 “The safety of our travelers is our highest priority, and while it’s not safe to travel during Colorado’s stay at home order, it is a good time to start planning your Colorado travel bucket list,” says Kelly Kirkpatrick, Executive Director of Mesa Verde Country. “We expect a lot of road trip travel when it’s safe to do so, and Mesa Verde is a great place to add to

Governor's Art Show & Sale 2016 2

I’ll never forget the first time Ryan and I attended the Governor’s Art Show & Sale in Loveland, Colorado. We love art and art galleries and visit many during our travels and to say that we were impressed by this show would be an understatement. The collection of artwork curated for this juried show is truly a cut above. Loveland, Colorado has been known for art since the 1970s when

A staycation at the Hilton Denver Inverness in the Denver Tech Center. Lobby shot

Why would one staycation at the Denver Tech Center? Hilton Denver Inverness, that’s why. This resort hotel has everything you need for the perfect getaway and you’ll never need to leave the building unless of course, you want to golf their pristine, 18-hole park-like course. This is part two of my three-part series on great staycation resort hotels around Colorado’s Front Range, and Hilton Denver Inverness, formerly The Inverness, is indeed

Staycation at Omni Interlocken, Broomfield, Colorado, pool overview

Want to get away, but don’t have a lot of extra money or extra time? There are a few hotels located on Colorado’s Front Range that will give you a resort experience close to home. Whether you plan to take the kids along, want a romantic weekend with your sweetheart or are looking for a place to party with the girlfriends, these hotels have got your covered. Over the next month

14 Anniversary Trips. Arches National Park, Moab, Utah. HeidiTown.com

Five years before I started HeidiTown, Ryan and I got married in in Golden, Colorado in May 2002. After honeymooning in England, we made a pact to spend each anniversary in a different state. That lasted a number of years until HeidiTown was in full swing and we were traveling nearly exclusively in Colorado. Now that HeidiTown has annexed six new states, I’m excited to start exploring the states surrounding

When Visiting Aspen, Colorado, Eat All the Things, Meat & Cheese courtesy photo. HeidiTown.com

No matter when you plan to visit Aspen, Colorado — winter, spring, summer or fall — plan to spend some time and money on dining. You won’t regret it. Before we visited this winter, I had no idea Aspen was such a foodie town, and I’m not kidding when I suggest that you should go there and eat all the things. Seriously, forget about the diet and don’t cry over

Surprise! You Can Afford to Shop in Aspen, Colorado. Explore Booksellers. HeidiTown.com

If you’re in the market for a pair of shoes that cost more than my first car, Aspen is certainly the place to go. However, I was surprised to find a number of shops selling affordable items in this high-end town. We visited Aspen in January during Wintersköl, their annual winter festival that features snow sculpting, a canine fashion show, on slope fun and more. While in Aspen, I discovered