road trip

Beyond Colorado 12 Years of HeidiTown. HeidiTown.com (5)

I feel like I’m writing one of these every day. I think it is because time is moving so fast.  I’ve been the Mayor of HeidiTown for 12 years, yes, I started the blog in 2007, and wow, that feels like a long time ago. I don’t think I even know exactly what a blog was in the mid-2000s.  This year has had its challenges. The main one being that

Road Trip Travel How to Find Great Food Along the Way. 4th Street Diner, Sagauche. HeidiTown.com

It’s easy to find great food in a big city where numerous articles have been written about the hottest new restaurants. However, when on a road trip it can be difficult to know what restaurant has good food, especially when you’re in a small town and Trip Advisor claims the best breakfast is at Perkins. I’m not saying that Perkins doesn’t make a decent breakfast, but if you’re like me,

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

7 Killer Road Trip Movies For a Rainy Saturday Afternoon

Guest post by Christian Toto, HollywoodInToto.com It’s not easy to capture the sights, sounds and good vibrations of the all-American road trip.   The concept is still fodder for more than a few films. And, shockingly enough, many have nailed the thrill of the open road in ways that are downright intoxicating.   The laughs. The danger. The charge from exploring new lands, new towns and even new cultures.   Consider the following seven films.

Meet Me in Meeker, Part One. Shopping downtown. HeidiTown.com

As some of you know, I grew up in a small town in the Pacific Northwest and I have a real affinity for communities where the cows — or in Meeker’s case, the sheep — outnumber the people. Meeker is located about one hour and 40 minutes north of Grand Junction and three hours and 45 minutes northwest of Denver. When they asked me to be a judge for this

5 Unique Colorado Inns that Should be on your Radar. The Distillery Inn partio. HeidiTown

I’ve stayed at four out of five of these inns, and I toured the other one, so you can be assured that there is an authentic voice behind this post. These Colorado inns are all quite varied in price and ambiance, but they are each one-of-a-kind. The Distillery Inn at Marble Distilling Co. – Carbondale The Distillery Inn is the most luxurious property on this list. I had the great

How we ended up in Minturn, Colorado & Why You Might Want to Go. HeidiTown (6)

Sometimes the best part of traveling is when something unexpected occurs. Even getting stuck on Vail Pass in a snowstorm can result in a nice long soak at Glenwood Hot Springs, which is what happened to us in 2014. It wasn’t a snowstorm that brought us unexpectedly to Minturn last month – it was Record Store Day. If you are an avid collector of vinyl, like my husband, Ryan, you

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

Road Trip Planning 101. San Luis Valley, HeidiTown.com

I am, without a doubt, the Road Trip Queen. I put tens of thousands of miles on my car every year checking out festivals and exploring new destinations, and I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. With spring a few days away, and summer just around the corner, here are some tried and trued ways to make your next road trip the best experience possible. Check Your Fluids