Right now, I’m not traveling thanks to the pandemic, and I’ve been writing about various travel memories I have made on the road. Of course, anything involving animals is a bright spot, like feeding a baby yak in Crawford, watching the horse drive in Maybell, and cuddling lambs at The Living Farm. Personally, I think dogs are the best beings on the planet. They are better than people and yes,
Unsurprisingly, one of my most memorable travel memories actually happened at a festival. I have been attending the Winter Park Beer Festival for years, as it is one of the best in the state. While other beer festivals struggle, this one continues to grow into one of the best. Why do I say this? I see craft breweries there from around Colorado and from surrounding states like Utah and New
Winter Park fits like a comfy old glove. It’s a place I’ve been going to since moving to Colorado in 1999, and Ryan, my husband, has been going there his entire life. However, this was the first visit that we’d stayed in the village, and when I write “in the village” I mean we were just feet from the ski train and even closer to the new Gondola. RELATED: For
This post was not written by an unbiased party when it comes to train travel. I love trains. I’ve been riding Amtrak since the 1990s, and I’ve been on nearly every scenic train in Colorado. Train travel is something I think everyone should experience at least once, and the ski train is a fun and easy way to make this happen with Amtrak, a company that’s been running trains all
Winter Park fits Ryan and I like an old glove. I think this is true for many Coloradans; especially Coloradans like Ryan who grew up skiing at Winter Park Resort. I’ve been visiting for 16 years, and the town’s got a comfortable, familiar ambiance that I love. However, if you’re anything like us, when you get comfortable with a destination you tend to visit the same places on each visit.
New festivals crop up every summer in Colorado and it’s hard to keep track of them all, but I try. Here are five new ones that will appeal to a variety of different tastes. Tequila & Tacos, Winter Park, July 9, 2016 Winter Park is a wonderful summer festival town and when Tequila & Tacos came across my radar, I immediately saved the date on my calendar. Located in one
You’ve heard about it in songs and perhaps you’ve seen it in a movie or commercials, but did you know that you can do it right here in Colorado? Several places around Colorado offer horse and sleigh rides, and earlier this winter we got to experience an outing at Snow Mountain Ranch, a beautiful YMCA of the Rockies property in Grand County, Colorado. We arrived at Sombrero Stables a little
Many Coloradans grew up skiing at Winter Park and it holds a special place in many hearts, but have you visited the town during the summer? It may have “winter” in the name, but it’s a fantastic summer festival town with one of my favorite festival venues, Hideaway Park. Last weekend, my friend, Karen, and I headed up to Grand County to attend the Winter Park Beer Festival at Hideaway
Throughout childhood, I watched the Iditarod with pure excitement. I remember watching the late Susan Butcher dominate the race during the late 80s and early 90s. It was a sport that crossed gender lines and pitted human nature against Mother Nature, and Mother Nature sometimes won. I was also a fan of the Iditarod because growing up in the Pacific Northwest I had several connections to people who ran the
It’s time for another segment of the HeidiTown show on KRFC 88.9 FM. It’s already been an amazing year here at HeidiTown, and it’s only been a few weeks! On this week’s show, I do a little housekeeping. There are some changes on the horizon for the HeidiTown show, so listen to find out what’s in store. Also, I preview some of my upcoming trips to Grand County this winter.