Family Adventures · Iowa Food · West Central Iowa

The One Midwest BBQ Fest You Need to Visit in 2020!

Denison, IA: Crawford County The annual Tri City BBQ Fest has now turned into an annual trip for us to Denison, Iowa; and you are about to see why you need to follow the smoke and discover this event for yourself. A family friendly, all day and all night entertaining weekend with all the small… Continue reading The One Midwest BBQ Fest You Need to Visit in 2020!

Family Adventures · Lodging · Northeast Iowa

Downtown Cedar Falls for the Hampton Inn Win!

*Another great trip to Downtown Cedar Falls showed us why we will never get tired of visiting. Our stay at the Hampton Inn-Cedar Falls Downtown was complimentary and the views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Cedar Falls, IA: Black Hawk County We’ve seen plenty of great times in Downtown Cedar Falls and… Continue reading Downtown Cedar Falls for the Hampton Inn Win!

Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · Northwest Iowa

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Holstein

Holstein, IA: Ida County Just look at that famous hot link from Tiefenthaler’s Quality Meats up there. Grilling and campfire season over? Try to tell that to all the people preparing for tailgaters in the final weeks of football season! Those hot links have a very large fan base and they are perfect anytime of… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Holstein

Alabama · Family Adventures · Lodging

Feeling Like a Barefoot Lucky Bird in Gulf Shores, Alabama!

*Our amazing trip to Alabama’s white-sand beaches was hosted by the great folks at Gulf Shores & Orange Beach tourism. Our stay at the the East Point Cottages was complimentary and the views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Gulf Shores, AL: Baldwin County 1-20 minutes from everything in Gulf Shores & Orange… Continue reading Feeling Like a Barefoot Lucky Bird in Gulf Shores, Alabama!

Kansas · Museums and History

The Unbelievable Studio & Museum of Lester Raymer in Lindsborg, Kansas

Lindsborg, KS: McPherson County I have found a handful of places in my travels that pull me in and it can’t quite be explained. Which is exactly why I love it when it happens. I can honestly say that the state of Kansas has produced such an occurrence multiple times. Red Barn Studio Museum had… Continue reading The Unbelievable Studio & Museum of Lester Raymer in Lindsborg, Kansas

Kansas · Lodging

Your Kansas I-70 Trip Has an HQ: Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Abilene

*The I-70 corridor has some great stops and you’ll want to get a little break in between them. Our stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Abilene was complimentary. Our views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Abilene, KS: Dickinson County There are many great ways to see the Sunflower State and there’s… Continue reading Your Kansas I-70 Trip Has an HQ: Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Abilene

Museums and History · West Central Iowa

A Remarkable Look Into Iowa History: Madison County’s Proud Museum Complex in Winterset

Winterset, IA: Madison County We all have a bucket list, whether it’s a mental one or you actually write it down. My favorite moments are the times when my bucket list gets things added the moment I see something. Sounds funny, right? That’s okay if it does. I found myself in the Madison County Historical… Continue reading A Remarkable Look Into Iowa History: Madison County’s Proud Museum Complex in Winterset