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Festival Survival Guide for Smart People. Snowmass Mammoth Festival, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

It’s that time of year. What time of year? It’s time to party! I’ve spent years telling you to never forget sunscreen and to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate, so I decided to write a different sort of festival survival guide. Without further ado, here’s my festival survival guide for smart people. Festival Apps are the Bomb Many festivals now have an app to help you get around their event. These apps

Beer at Breckenridge Brewery. HeidiTown.com

I was asked recently to write a “tips for attending winter festivals” post. Well, I had already written that post way back in 2014. Since it has some great winter festival survival tips I decided I’d re-post the original article.   The following post originally appeared on HeidiTown.com on February 7, 2014. ***   I was prompted to write this post after an experience I had last month during Breckenridge’s

cozumel hotel case viento

As much as I love to travel, half the fun of a trip is planning it. It’s important not to over-plan my trips, however, because I want to leave room for exploration and discoveries. For instance, when my husband and I traveled to England for our honeymoon, I had much of the trip planned, but not every detail. There were specific places and museums on our must-see list, but we

Rose Street B&B Georgetown, Colorado

When I was a child, my family used to vacation each year on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. We always stayed at the same bed and breakfast, and I have wonderful memories of our stays there. As an adult, I continue to choose this style of lodging when I am on vacation, especially when visiting smaller towns around Colorado. Over the years, Ryan and I have stayed at bed

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

Weekly radio show includes festival tips!

The transcripts from my show on KRFC 88.9 FM will no longer be posted here on the blog. As a reminder, the radio show will no longer be a laundry list of events happening around Colorado. To keep up with the numerous number of events and festivals that occur year round here,  make sure you hook up with the HeidiTown’s Facebook page. I will still be blogging about festivals here

MyHandleBar 2012

The weekends seem to be flying by at a frightfully fast rate!  I can’t believe that it is already mid-April.  The following is the transcript from my weekly radio show on KRFC 88.9 FM. You can either read the transcript below or listen to the audio of the show HERE. *** Hi, my name is Heidi and I’m the Mayor of HeidiTown.com, a blog about events, festivals and travel around

Ryan at Ren Faire

I’ve been attending festivals since I was just a kid. Our family favorite was the Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering in Enumclaw, Washington. We also attended regional and community events, such as the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon, Washington. As an adult, I attend festivals in Colorado year round, but summer is always extra special. There’s nothing better than dusty festival feet at the end

Fly Fishing RMNP

Father’s Day is less than two weeks away, so I thought it was the perfect time for this giveaway. Fly-fishing is a popular Colorado pastime, and for good reason. The Colorado Rockies provide some of the most pristine rivers in the world, and some of the best are in Rocky Mountain National Park. Coloradoan Steve Schweitzer started hiking and fishing RMNP eleven years ago. He kept meticulous notes about his

Vegas Baby!

It seems Las Vegas is all the rage. The Travel Channel never seems to run out of shows about Sin City, and every online travel site has numerous articles on it. It’s even been feature in the movies, most recently “The Hangover“ (2009). There’s no doubt Vegas is the place to be, so HeidiTown has decided to add to the discussion. I was in Vegas last February. It was a