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

Iowa Food · West Central Iowa

Finding Madison County’s Bare Bison Off the Beaten Path

Van Meter, IA: Madison County If you’re from Iowa and you haven’t made the road trip to beautiful Madison County then make this weekend the time you finally do it. Many of you may know what I’m talking about because it’s the annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival and you’re going to be in for… Continue reading Finding Madison County’s Bare Bison Off the Beaten Path

Alabama · Family Adventures

Nonstop Family Adventures in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, Alabama

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, AL: Baldwin County Family adventures are the specialty here on Alabama’s Gulf Coast and we have firsthand experience with this culture on the white-sands beaches. Our previous posts have highlighted many ways you can enjoy the salt life, but numero uno for us was when we had those moments with… Continue reading Nonstop Family Adventures in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, Alabama

Family Adventures · Kansas · Museums and History

The Mansion, Smoky Valley, Greyhound, & the Rose Garden: A Story of Abilene, Kansas

Abilene, KS: Dickinson County Never underestimate the magnitude of history that many of America’s small towns have. Pair that with incredible murals, public gardens, railroad tour, a one of a kind hall of fame, and Midwest kindness; and you get Abilene, Kansas. We’ve covered the local food scene and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum… Continue reading The Mansion, Smoky Valley, Greyhound, & the Rose Garden: A Story of Abilene, Kansas

Iowa Icons · Museums and History · West Central Iowa

The Coca-Cola Capital of Iowa: Atlantic’s Fizzy History

Atlantic, IA: Cass County Whether you’re traveling to Atlantic for a soda pop experience or not, you’re going to be surrounded by it because this is the Coca-Cola Shangri-La of Iowa. Lovers of America’s most famous beverage come here to get tours of the town’s historic Coca-Cola Bottling Company and dive into one of the… Continue reading The Coca-Cola Capital of Iowa: Atlantic’s Fizzy History

Family Adventures · Kansas

Little Sweden, USA: Your Road Trip Needs Lindsborg, Kansas

Lindsborg, KS: McPherson County How’s that for a welcoming party to Lindsborg! We hit the right August weekend if you ask me and they know how to celebrate the last days of summer in style. And drenched. There’s plenty to experience here and meeting the locals is always at the top of our to-do list… Continue reading Little Sweden, USA: Your Road Trip Needs Lindsborg, Kansas

Family Adventures · Kansas

The Unofficial Mashed Taters Capital of Kansas: Abilene’s Amazing Comfort Food & More!

Abilene, KS: Dickinson County America’s heartland is a vast region that’s peppered with some of the country’s most amazing small towns. I can tell you with all honestly that Abilene, Kansas is one of the best and you don’t have to take my word for it. The Smithsonian rated Abilene as the best small town… Continue reading The Unofficial Mashed Taters Capital of Kansas: Abilene’s Amazing Comfort Food & More!