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A Little Vacation in a Tiny Home in Lyons, Colorado

I have stayed in four tiny homes and have concluded that I could not permanently live in a tiny house. I am too messy and quite frankly, I like having stuff. As a vacation rental, however, tiny homes are perfect. They more than meet my needs for a weekend getaway and they are ideal for a longer stay. For instance, my parents rented a tiny home for nearly a month

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Longmont, Colorado, Featured Festival. Courtesy Photo. HeidiTown.com

‘Tis the season for ghost and goblins, but it is also the season for something I consider to be much more beautiful. It still involves skeletons, however, Dia de los Muertos has a much deeper meaning that becomes clear at Longmont’s Dia de los Muertos. The city has been celebrating Dia de los Muertos for 18 years, and it’s the largest celebration of Day of the Dead in Colorado. This

Featured Festival: Winter Wonderlights 2017-2018, Loveland, Colorado

A brand new holiday event is coming to Loveland, Colorado and it is one that the organizers hope becomes a long-running Northern Colorado tradition. Winter Wonderlights will be a light show like no other in the state. Have you seen videos of houses decked out with Christmas lights that are synchronized with music? That’s just a little taste of what’s in store for you at this event. Rhythm EFX is

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

How to lift your mood during the doldrums of winter. Frozen Dead Guy Days (1)

It’s always about this time of year when Coloradans are lulled into the belief that spring is just around the corner, and then, in comes March, Colorado’s snowiest month. Have you been wondering how you’re going to make it through the doldrums of winter? Never fear, the Mayor’s here, and I’ve got some suggestions that should put a smile on your face as the last few weeks of winter tick

Frog Prince in Downtown Grand Junction. HeidiTown.com

As you know, Ryan and I did a lot of traveling this winter and every trip has a special place in our hearts. Grand Junction, however, has a special place in our stomachs. If you are a fan of eating and drinking, you’ll want to get out a pen and paper and take notes on this post. We’d driven by Grand Junction and Palisade a number of times over the

Berthoud in in the snow HeidiTown

I’ve been writing for the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor for 7 years, so I’ve had a long relationship with the town of Berthoud, Colorado. I’ve known about the Berthoud Inn, the only local bed and breakfast, but had never had the opportunity to stay there until I started helping out the owner, Mark Chaffee, with the Inn’s Facebook page. Berthoud is a charming town, and a visit there is a bit

Heidi riding big bike in downtown Grand Junction Colorado HeidiTown

It’s that time again, time for another installment of HeidiTown on the radio. Every two weeks I have a show on KRFC 88.9 FM, community public radio. I’ve been doing a lot of traveling this winter, so in this week’s segment I share a little from our trip to Grand Junction and the surrounding area. I will be writing some blog posts about this trip as well, so stay tuned!

beautiful cake made in Colorado HeidiTown

Want to experience an authentic Colorado Valentine’s Day? Here are my tips for infusing a little Rocky Mountain high into your relationship this February. STAY Colorado offers everything from well-appointed historic hotels like the Brown Palace and Hotel Colorado to the shiny and still-fairly-new Ritz-Carlton in downtown Denver to Movie Manor, a motel in Monte Vista offering a drive-in movie with your stay. When it comes to lodging options, this

2012 Christkindl, Ms. Laura Kantwerk

It seems rather appropriate for the Mayor of a place called HeidiTown to have a connection to the German Chamber of Commerce – Colorado Chapter. Full disclosure: This organization has been advertising their events with HeidiTown for a while now and it’s a match made in heaven. This organization puts together well-organized and top-notch events that I am more than happy to slap my endorsement on. Their Biergarten Festival is