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Photos of the 2013 Ullr Festival Parade (Breckenridge, Colorado)
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Photos of the 2013 Ullr Festival Parade (Breckenridge, Colorado)

If you’ve been paying attention, by now you probably know that I was invited by GoBreck to judge the 50th Annual Ullr Festival parade last week in Breckenridge, Colorado. After looking through our parade photos, taken mostly by my husband, ... [ Read More ]
A stay at The Rush Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado
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A stay at The Rush Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado

The Rush Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer, all rights reserved. While in Cripple Creek I was incarcerated and lost some money, but I’d still go back. We arrived in Cripple Creek on a cloudy Friday afternoon ... [ Read More ]
Top 10 Memories from the Mayor of HeidiTown, Colorado for 2012
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Top 10 Memories from the Mayor of HeidiTown, Colorado for 2012

It has been an AMAZING year here in HeidiTown… and 2013 is going to be even better. I have so many great memories from this past year, like emceeing a freezing/cold/snowy  Berthoud Oktoberfest, attending the Great American Beer Festival ... [ Read More ]
Travel planning tips
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Travel planning tips

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 ... [ Read More ]
Greeley Freight Train Museum
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Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

Updated: May 7, 2020 Did you know there is a famous train museum in Greeley? Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer. 2012 As tourists, we take the time to learn the history and hidden secrets of the places we visit, but how ... [ Read More ]
Luxury lodging in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Luxury lodging in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Have you ever gone on vacation and then felt as though you needed another one when you got home? This has happened to me many times, but vacations shouldn’t be work. If you want to experience a true escape from ... [ Read More ]
Dispelling the myths about staying at a bed & breakfast
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Dispelling the myths about staying at a bed & breakfast

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, ... [ Read More ]
Agri-what? Colorado agritourism & why you'll want to take part
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Agri-what? Colorado agritourism & why you’ll want to take part

Agritourism is a relatively new word, and in fact it is so new that my computer does not actually recognize it as a real word. Agritourism is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry, but what is ... [ Read More ]
Scenic Autumn Drives in Colorado With a Destination
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Scenic Autumn Drives in Colorado With a Destination

Post Updated: September 14, 2017 It seems that every Colorado travel writer has authored an article about scenic fall drives around our beautiful state. I’ve decided to do the same, but with a twist. With gas prices going back up ... [ Read More ]
Charming Colorado towns along the US Pro Cycling Challenge route
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Charming Colorado towns along the US Pro Cycling Challenge route

Owl Creek Pass (Photo courtesy Visit Montrose) Click the photo to go to Visit Montrose on Facebook. Colorado is now home to the most challenging cycling race in the United States, the US Pro Cycling Challenge. The race is 683 ... [ Read More ]