hot springs

Ska Brewing & Hot Springs in Durango, Colorado (9)

Five years had passed since we were last in Durango, and that’s a long time not to have visited one of my favorite Colorado towns. This month, it was for IN THE GAME, a conference by Downtown Colorado, Inc. I was hosting a Dine Around Session and speaking at the event, so this was a super professional trip for me. Ryan and Fritzi tagged along as it’s a seven-hour drive

Visit Glenwood Spring Part of Colorado History & Our History. HeidiTown (13)

Glenwood Springs never gets old, and yet it is old. In fact, it’s brimming with Colorado history, and it plays a role in the history of my life. I have been visiting for just over a quarter of a century and Ryan’s been traveling there his entire life. We simply love it. Here is what we did in Glenwood Springs on our most recent trip this April.  We sailed into

Picking the Right Colorado Hot Springs for You. Strawberry Park Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs, HeidiTown

I’ve decided that instead of creating a long list of the nearly 100 hot springs in Colorado, I’d highlight one of  our state’s greatest hot springs resources, the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop. This website features 23 of our state’s hot springs, including a map, information on destinations, a blog and links. If a Colorado hot springs vacation is in your future, this is the website to visit. I have

A Colorado Hot Springs at 7,700 Feet Above Sea Level. HeidiTown (6)

The number one question I get as the Mayor of HeidiTown is regarding hot springs. Which is the best for couples? What hot springs destination includes lodging? Where can I find a dog-friendly hot springs venue? I should write a series of hot springs posts. Would you read that? In the meantime, we went to Alamosa last month for Rio Frio Ice Festival. When we are in the San Luis

Wyoming Wind, Whiskey & a Birthday to Remember in Saratoga. Featured Photo

When I was growing up, in the Pacific Northwest, Wyoming meant Yellowstone. We spent several summers at this iconic National Park with its geysers and buffalo. However, as an adult, I realized that there was much more to the Cowboy State than just Old Faithful. Years ago, long before the creation of HeidiTown, we visited Saratoga Hot Springs Resort in Saratoga, Wyoming. I’m not sure how it came to our

Glenwood Springs, Colorado Bring the Dog, Bring a Bathing Suit and Go. HeidiTown.com 1

As a travel writer specializing in Colorado, I am not supposed to play favorites. I try not to, however, I think we’ve visited Glenwood Springs more than any other place in the state. Does that make it a favorite? You be the judge.  It all started before I moved to Colorado. We flew in and drove back, making a stop at Glenwood Springs for a hike at Hanging Lake and

Road Trip Colorado Scenic Byways. HeidiTown (Blue Mesa Reservoir 2019)

It is likely that 2021 will be another big year for the road trip. With so many unknowns in regarding to vaccines and the airlines, jumping in the car just may be a lot easier. But where will you go? Colorado is not short on beauty and it is best seen during a road trip. Thankfully, there is a website dedicated to some of the most scenic drives in the

Ryan’s Travel Memories from the Road (Fishing in Saratoga, Wyoming). HeidiTown.com

I am not traveling right now and for the last of couple of weeks, I’ve written about my travel memories from the road. I’ve been the Mayor of HeidiTown for a long time, so I have more than a few. Saturday is Ryan’s birthday, and that made me think of his favorite HeidiTown trips. He has two, the other was playing cowboy at Latigo Ranch in Kremmling.  For those of

Quray, Colorado Hot Springs Pool & a Visit to the Source. HeidiTown (7)

Ouray is a quintessential Rocky Mountain town. There’s no ski slope here, but the Colorado vibe is strong. Tucked between soaring mountains of the San Juans, it has everything a person needs to make them happy, including a distillery.  It had been several years since we’d been in town and one huge change had taken place while we were away. The Ouray Hot Springs Pool, originally built in 1927, has

NEW this Summer at Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, Colorado. HeidiTown (2)

We love Glenwood Springs. It’s the town we’ve visited the most due to the fact that we started frequenting Glenwood long before I started HeidiTown. Ryan, who was raised in Colorado, spent several childhood vacations at the Glenwood Hot Springs Resort, and it’s a tradition for many Coloradan families. We’ve soaked at the hots springs pool many times and we even attended the 125th year anniversary of the pool in