September 18, 2018

Where To Eat & Where To Stay In Decorah

Woodfire pizza at Luna Valley Farm

Decorah is a town tucked into northeastern Iowa. Found in the Driftless Area, its terrain is rockier than you'd expect for the Midwest. I visited this summer on a girlfriends getaway with the goal of enjoying outdoor pursuits like bike riding, kayaking and climbing a waterfall (not a big one, but still counts). I didn’t expect to encounter an abundance of great food and local beer. You just have … [More...]

September 12, 2018

Exploring Grand Rapids Public Museum With Kids

The surprise hit of our Grand Rapids weekend was the Grand Rapids Public Museum. A surprise because we almost didn’t go. If you’re in the city, with or without kids, this is a must-visit. A streetcar, a sperm whale skeleton, and more at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Not knowing what to expect at the museum added to the adventure of discovering things at each turn. Disclosure: Our visit was … [More...]

September 10, 2018

Exploring The Science Center of Iowa

My kids are starting to love visiting science centers when we’re traveling. When planning trips, I check if our destination has a museum or science center that's part of the Association of Science-Technology Centers, or ASTC. Why? The four of us will get in free admission thanks to the reciprocal membership benefits we get with our Omaha Children’s Museum membership. Sweet, right? This summer, … [More...]

September 6, 2018

Best Small Town Coffee Shops In The Midwest

Coffee is very much a part of my life. I run on coffee. So, when I'm traveling, I start my day with coffee. These last few years of travel blogging, I've started noticing a trend as I seek out my coffee: Cute shops in even the smallest towns. It's not just the bigger cities hogging all the Instagrammable coffee shops. I asked around among other Midwestern travel bloggers, and they all have come … [More...]

September 4, 2018

Adventures At John Ball Zoo

We visited one zoo during our great Michigan Road Trip – the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids. It was a great zoo for animal interaction and adrenaline adventure (for an added fee). I wouldn’t typically say zoos have adventure (well, there was that one time in Florida), but this place was a … [More...]

September 1, 2018

Halloween In Omaha

After years of adding Halloween events to my monthly events roundups, it's time to just give Halloween its own post. Here's a list of events, movie screenings, date night ideas, and free activities to celebrate Halloween. Most are kid-friendly, but some are definitely not.  The following are … [More...]