vacation

Playing Favorites The North Fork Valley of Colorado. HeidiTown (18)

I get asked a lot about my favorite destination in Colorado. That is a really difficult question. I tend to fall in love with every place I visit. However, if I had to come up with a true favorite it would be a toss up between the San Luis Valley and the North Fork Valley. Both have been the destinations of wedding anniversaries including our most recent 20th anniversary. We

Gaylord Rockies Resort is Fun for Adults, Not Just Kids. HeidiTown Feature Photo

We watched the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center being built. It was huge, gigantic, really, really big. Then it opened and I saw pictures of people enjoying offerings there, especially the lazy river in the summer and holiday programming. This past weekend, we finally had an opportunity to experience the Gaylord ourselves. From the expansive entry to the wide halls, multiple restaurants, and pool complex, the photos I’d seen

Spend St. Patrick’s Day in One of These Colorado Towns 1. HeidiTown

I want to start this post by telling you who it is not for. It is not for those with wee children looking for face painting and parade information. It’s also not for those who think green beer, whiskey shots and a DJ make an excellent St. Patrick’s Day. To me, a good St. Patrick’s Day means old friends and new friends, a bar where talking to new and old

grand lake portrait. HeidiTown.com

Several weekends ago, we headed to Grand Lake, Colorado, for Ryan’s birthday. We were warned that the town would be quiet. Grand Lake had a busy summer, and with the staff shortages owners needed a break, especially restaurant owners who’d been working 7-days a week. Many shut down at the beginning of November, until Thanksgiving, and I don’t blame them. We are not new to Grand Lake or to a

Finding Food & Other Fun Stuff in Frisco, Colorado

Earlier this month, we were in Frisco, Colorado. It’s located in Summit County along Interstate 70, just a little over an hour west of Denver. An easy weekend escape for residents of the Front Range, it offers tons of outdoor activity, dining, shopping and best of all? Cooler weather. After all, the town is at 9,000 feet above sea level. Where to Eat With the Dog in Frisco On our

Snoga at Vista Verde Ranch. HeidiTown.com

I want to highlight some of the other aspects of Vista Verde Ranch. You already know all about the horses and food, however, there is much more to this incredible Colorado ranch. Each day, there is a list of activities to pick from, including a trip downtown to do some shopping in Steamboat Springs. Embrace your inner Katniss Everdeen  I fielded a few questions as to whether or not Vista

On The Road Again Vista Verde Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. HeidiTown (5)

This was my first official HeidiTown trip since the beginning of October and this was not at all like riding a bike. We were okay at the traveling bit and we enjoyed each experience to the absolute fullest. Turns out, I am out of practice when it comes to this bit, writing as the Mayor.  When I am traveling and writing and traveling and writing, the writing part is pretty

A Little Vacation in a Tiny Home in Lyons, Colorado

I have stayed in four tiny homes and have concluded that I could not permanently live in a tiny house. I am too messy and quite frankly, I like having stuff. As a vacation rental, however, tiny homes are perfect. They more than meet my needs for a weekend getaway and they are ideal for a longer stay. For instance, my parents rented a tiny home for nearly a month

Rich History, Colorful Present A Stay in Arvada, Colorado, Part 1. HeidiTown (1)

The Front Range is dotted with towns, many of them have become suburbs of Denver and we tend to think of these communities as “the burbs.” Places like Arvada, Colorado, however, are rich with history that dates back to the 1800s. Many of these suburban towns boast charming downtown communities that are wonderful places to visit. Only 20 minutes from Denver, this suburb holds a glittery secret. The first discovery

Denver’s Travel & Adventure Show That’s a Wrap (5)

As many of you know, I was asked to be on a panel of Colorado Content Creators at this year’s Travel & Adventure Show in Denver. I love public speaking (I know that’s weird), so I jumped at the chance. Our panel included Juliana Broste of Traveling Jules, Sherry Ott of Ottsworld, Rich Grant, author of “100 Things to do in Denver Before You Die” and me. Our moderator was