road trip

Gondola in Telluride

Colorado is now home to the most challenging cycling race in the United States, the US Pro Cycling Challenge. The race is 683 miles, attracts world class cyclists and winds its way through some of Colorado’s most charming towns. There are 126 riders in the race from 24 countries including Boulder, Colorado’s own Taylor Phinney, who secured two fourth place finishes at the London, Olympics. The US Pro Challenge gets

Grand Adventures Balloon Tours

There are few things lovelier than watching a hot air balloon silently gliding across the horizon on an early morning in Colorado. We are lucky to have quite a few hot air balloons flying around our state, and multiplel festivals celebrating this French flying contraption. In this week’s radio segment on  KRFC 88.9 FM, I talk abut balloon festivals in Colorado and take a look at one balloon rally that

hot air balloon

As you might imagine, I go to a lot of events and festivals, and quite frankly, a lot of them look the same – beer garden, food vendors, kids’ area, 5K, pancake breakfast. This isn’t necessarily bad, especially in smaller communities, but theming a festival really makes the event stand out above the others. One such event is happening the first weekend in August in Loveland, Colorado – and this

heidi in a red hat

It’s time for another segment of HeidiTown on KRFC 88.9 FM. These shows air weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays. This week I am sharing with you my “Five Travel Tips for Lazy People” from an article I wrote last summer for  IndependentTraveler.com, one of the world’s oldest travel websites.  It’s an interactive traveler’s exchange and comprehensive online travel guide for people who enjoy planning their own trips. They have lots

Kingdom Days logo

I started HeidiTown in 2007, as a review blog. I started blogging specifically about events and festivals in May 2010. I’ve always said that HeidiTown was not a calendar of events,  but rather stuff the Mayor likes. Unfortunately, it’s starting to look a lot like a calendar, especially this weekly post. I’m going to shake things up. After this week, I am no longer going to give radio listeners a

HeidiTown_Banner

This post includes some exciting news! The new HeidiTown.com banners are at the printers, so look for one at a festival near you this summer. And now on to our regular scheduled programming… the following is the transcript from my weekly segment on KRFC 88. 9 FM. If you’d rather listen to the audio, click here. *** Hi, my name is Heidi and I’m the Mayor of HeidiTown.com, a blog

Stagestop Saloon in Jefferson Colorado

If you’ve been following HeidiTown for any length of time, you know I’m a big sports fan – especially football and futbol. My husband and I never miss a Bronco game, even when we’re on the road. Whether we’re in Oregon visiting my folks, on vacation in Mexico or just on the road in Colorado, we will find a place to watch the game. So in honor of Superbowl Sunday

Dinosaurs

The following is the transcript and audio from HeidiTown.com’s weekly segment on KRFC 88.9 FM. Listen to the audio –> HERE. Hi, my name is Heidi, and I’m the Mayor of HeidiTown.com, a blog about Colorado events, festivals and road trips. If you are anything like me, this is the time of year where I get a little down. Thankfully, the sun seems to always shine in Colorado, so that

A Note from the Mayor: Keeping up with Colorado summer fun

If you are anything like me, you plan ahead – especially when it comes to the busy summer months. On that note, I’m going to do my very best to give you a heads up on Colorado  summer festivals well before they happen. This way, you can fill up your summer calendar with lots of fun and not miss any of it! I won’t always get ahead of stuff… sometimes

Sunday Afternoon Drive - Berthoud, Colorado

Spring has sprung in HeidiTown. The birds are singing, the fields outside of town are greening up and there’s a feeling of warmth in the air. This time of year puts me in the mood for road trips and Sunday afternoon drives. Metromix Denver recently released an article naming the 25 small Colorado towns to visit under $100. There was some misinformation in this article – Windsor was not “destroyed”