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I’m Your Huckleberry, A Cattle Drive Road Trip: The Reason Why

This May, for our anniversary, we took one of our literary-inspired road trips. This one has been on our minds since our Dust Bowl Road Trip in April 2022. That trip was motivated by the two of us reading books about the Dust Bowl like Timothy Egan’s “The Worst Hard Time.” By the time we took that trip, Ryan had begun listening to “Lonesome Dove” on Audible. From our hike

Downtown Durango, Colorado: The New, The Old, The Historic

I’ve always had a soft spot for Durango. As I wrote in my recent post about our April visit, this was a return to the town after five years. It was good to be back. Since I was there for HeidiTown Consulting at IN THE GAME, a conference by Downtown Colorado, Inc., I was busy hosting luncheons and presenting, but I still wanted to touch on some highlights downtown. We

The Themed Road Trip: A Fun Way to Travel

A festival or event is a great reason to road trip, and I still do it, albeit less often these days. So, what gets us on the road? For some, it’s a visit to see family, but for many of us, we need a raison d’être or, in this case, a raison de faire un road trip! Ryan and I have been exploring themed travel (beyond festivals) for the last

Vail Vibes: Travel Colorado Style in the Mountains

Over the past 15 years or so, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Vail quite a few times. However, before getting first-hand knowledge of the place, I had preconceived notions. Mainly, I thought of it as a little stuck-up. On one of my first visits, I was enjoying a glass of wine at a bar when I made friends with the locals next to me. They invited me on the

Winter Park, Colorado Why Fritzi, the Dog, is a Big Fan. HeidiTown (14)

Want to know why your dog will love Grand County? And you too? The average August temperature is 74 degrees.   We’ve been heading to Grand County, home to Winter Park, Granby, Grand Lake, and more, for many years. I’ve been visiting for about 23 years. Ryan’s been going most of his life. However, I have never, until this trip to attend Winter Park Brew Fest, stayed so close to Rendevous

Patios, the Pooch & the Poudre River Trail. HeidiTown (20)

I wasn’t necessarily planning to write about this past weekend, however, there seems to be a good amount of interest in the Poudre River Trail. So, I will enlighten HeidiTown citizens, while espousing my love of patios.  I will sit on a patio in the fall until my fingers freeze and I am the first to sit on the patio when it opens in the spring, even if it is

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

Where to Stay in Leadville, Colorado Tashi’s Cabin at Buckeye’s Cabins. HeidiTown (6)

I get a lot of “where to stay” type questions. If you’d like a dog-friendly, rustic Leadville experiences, Tashi’s Cabin is the place for you. And when I say rustic I do not mean you’ll go without. This is a cabin, with a bathroom, two bedrooms, kitchen and living area. There is even a wood-burning stove. That warms my heart and toes! We’ve been to Leadville a handful of times

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

Golden, Colorado is Calling & You Must Go. HeidiTown (5)

Fun fact. I was married in Golden. It’s true. We said our “I dos” at Boettcher Mansion on Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado. So, yes, this hip little town that’s under 30 minutes from Denver, will always hold a special place in my heart. That being said, I haven’t been there for several years, and there are a couple of new, fun destinations to share with you. Plus, a new