Grownup Getaways · Museums and History · North Dakota

Bismarck Like A Boss

Bismarck-Mandan, ND: Burleigh & Morton Counties (Our 3rd/4th ND Counties) Our gallivant to North Dakota ran parallel to the Lewis and Clark Trail for much of our trip. Stops in towns such as Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Elk Point, Crofton, Vermillion, Yankton, and then North Dakota’s State Capitol of Bismarck and its neighbor Mandan. The… Continue reading Bismarck Like A Boss

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Museums and History · South Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Winterset’s History of Good Times is RAGBRAI-Ready

Winterset, IA: Madison County Our first visit to this area was a fun one back in 2016. We had two hours to kill and we made it happen by packing in a lot of their beautiful City Park. You can click here to see what that was all about and then imagine all the great… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Winterset’s History of Good Times is RAGBRAI-Ready

Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Food · Museums and History · North Central Iowa

Fighting Off Winter & Winning in Fort Dodge, Iowa-Part Two of Two

Fort Dodge, IA: Webster County Spring IS getting closer, and we only have mere days left of winter and Iowa is telling us that it’s prepared to hold on to the cold streak for a little while longer. Don’t let that get you down, because when the road are clear you can still get out enjoy… Continue reading Fighting Off Winter & Winning in Fort Dodge, Iowa-Part Two of Two

Family Adventures · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Fighting Off Winter & Winning in Fort Dodge, Iowa-Part One of Two

Fort Dodge, Iowa: Webster County It’s the last days of winter and you know you’re feeling a little cooped up. You can continue to hibernate or figure out a way to show this long winter how take it on and head into the Spring primed and ready for action and the folks in Webster County want… Continue reading Fighting Off Winter & Winning in Fort Dodge, Iowa-Part One of Two

Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Museums and History

Dutch Goodies, Biscuits & Santa’s Train: Boone For the Holidays Part 1 of 2

Boone, IA: Boone County (Our 79th County!) If there is anything I’ve learned in our Midwest travels it is that communities know how to make a family feel at home without even trying. Boone, Iowa, is no exception and we had the feeling of being home for the holidays all weekend long. As you know, we don’t… Continue reading Dutch Goodies, Biscuits & Santa’s Train: Boone For the Holidays Part 1 of 2

Family Adventures · Gallivanting with Linder Tire Service · Museums and History

The Mysterious Klondike of Manilla

*We have a lot of wonderful travels and one of the reason why is because we have the honor of being official On the Road Ambassadors for Linder Tire Service. Manilla, IA: Crawford County “Historic hotel” is two words that have so much meaning to our travels and there’s plenty of them to go around here… Continue reading The Mysterious Klondike of Manilla

Grownup Getaways · Kansas · Museums and History

“Did that just move?” Historic, Haunted & Mysterious Atchison, Kansas-Part 3

Atchison, KS: Atchison County Lewis & Clark, Amelia Earhart, world record holders, music icons, some of the most important inventions, Missouri River culture, incredible architecture and a home for countless ghost stories and encounters. That’s only the beginning of what made us fall hard for Atchison, Kansas. Let’s get right to what we loved and what… Continue reading “Did that just move?” Historic, Haunted & Mysterious Atchison, Kansas-Part 3