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

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

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