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Traveling with a Dog The Importance of Dog Parks. HeidiTown.com (8)

We recently spent seven days and six nights on the road. We spent three of those nights in Phoenix visiting my parents. I’ve done a lot of road trips but just recently, all of them have included our new German Shepherd. Her name is Fritzi, she’s seven-months-old and most days I love her.  Traveling with a dog changes things, but it’s not a drastic change. We realized that as long

Epic Christmas Road Trip Takin’ it Easy from Colorado to Arizona, HeidiTown.com 14

When you think of Route 66, it likely conjures up images of convertible Cadillacs with their tops down, sunshine and summer tunes on the car radio. Our road trip looked a little different as we made the trip in a Toyota Tacoma, during the winter, with Audible.  We were heading to my parents’ house for Christmas, and a new truck plus the fact that flying during the holidays is the

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

Me & Jack at Estes Park Winter Festival 2012 HeidiTown

The HeidiTown Chronicle HeidiTown.com “Covering festivals & destinations across the west” Volume 1   Festivals | Road Trips | The West   March 10, 2017   HeidiTown Annexation Includes Six States By Staff The Chronicle Mayor of HeidiTown, Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, has just announced a major annexation that will happen throughout 2017 and into the future. HeidiTown is annexing parts of Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and New Mexico. “This

Featured Festival ArtoCade 2015 Trinidad Colorado. Einstein artcar. HeidiTown.com

When I began writing about Colorado festivals on HeidiTown in 2010, I was inspired by small town festivals and unique events. ArtoCade, in Trinidad, fits both categories and that’s why I’m excited to be attending this year. With a population of less than 10,000, Trinidad is definitely a small town. It’s also a bit remote, located approximately three hours south of Denver and three and a half hours north of Albuquerque,

Ray Martinez, conductor of the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad. HeidiTown, photo by Alanna Brake

Part One: The train Do you like trains? Do you like history? Do you like beautiful scenery? Do you like the movies? If you answered yes to any of these you’ll enjoy the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. If you answered yes to more than one of these questions, you love this scenic railroad. The Cumbres & Toltec really is the most authentic scenic railroad you’ll find in the United

HeidiTown.com on KRFC 88.9 FM - What to do in Colorado Sept. 23-25, 2011

Looking for something to do this weekend in Colorado? From chili festivals to Oktoberfests, it’s never boring in Colorful Colorado.   Here’s my segment for this week – the HeidiTown.com segments air on Wednesdays and Fridays on KRFC 88.9 FM.     Note to my wonderful subscribers: You will have to head over to HeidiTown.com to view the video in this blog post.  

Meet Sandi Ault, author, firefighter, wolf owner, nature lover

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing award-winning Colorado  author Sandi Ault. She is the author of the WILD mystery series, featuring Jamaica Wild and her sidekick wolf. Ault will be visiting the Berthoud Library this Saturday, October 25th at 2 p.m. Read my article here: sandi-ault-author The photo in the article was credited to me, however, it was provided to me by Ault’s publicist. Visit Ault’s website at