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My South Dakota Bucket List (Badlands Edition)

I’m planning my family’s summer road trip, and we’re headed to the Black Hills and Badlands of western South Dakota. I’ve got these great plans to take my family there (cue Mr. Wonderful saying “Here she goes again…”), and so I’ve started a South Dakota bucket list of places to visit and things to do. …

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What’s Kid-Friendly In The Lincoln Haymarket

Have you guys been to Lincoln lately? The Haymarket area – or rather just west of it near the new Pinnacle Arena – has changed so much! Lots of new businesses have cropped up, mostly to cater to the 21-and-older arena crowd before games and concerts. For families, though, you’ll find things to do, too. …

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The Quirkiest Store In The Old Market: Hollywood Candy

If there’s one store I tell families to visit in Omaha’s Old Market, it’s Hollywood Candy. Easily one of the quirkiest stores in the entire city, the large shop is part-candy store, part-collectors’ dream shop, and part old-school pinball arcade. Update: This post was published in 2014 and has been updated in November 2019. Where …

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