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

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

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

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Grownup Getaways · West Central Iowa

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #8 in Pottawattamie County

Carter Lake & Walnut, IA: Pottawattamie County The quest is still on for the goal of proposing to my wife in all 99 counties and we went beyond the banks of the Missouri River to get there. We had to go into Nebraska and through part of Omaha to get there and yes you heard… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #8 in Pottawattamie County