Nebraska at 150: Omaha’s ‘Deuce’ – 24th and Lake Streets

Editor’s Note: Nebraska celebrates its 150th birthday as a state March 1. As the state observes its sesquicentennial during 2017, we wanted to take a look at Cornhusker state attractions leading up to the celebrations. Today, we take a look back at our tour of the “Deuce,” Omaha’s 24th and Lake area… Omaha’s 24th and… Continue Reading …

Omaha’s Apollon Art Space to feature ‘Dinner with the Doctors (Who)’ production in March

Jump in the TARDIS and travel through time for “Dinner with the Doctors.” We’re excited about checking out this show at the Apollon Art Space beginning March 16. The play combines scripted performances mixed with some improvisation. This is an original script written by Lauren Bonk of Kearney. Lisa and I know Lauren through our… Continue Reading …

Lincoln’s national rail support leads to Union Pacific calling Omaha home

Abraham Lincoln faced several tough issues and decisions during his tenure as our country’s 16th president. One decision continues to play a major role for the Omaha metropolitan area. The first transcontinental railroad started during his first term. Today, Union Pacific calls Omaha home. The city is the headquarters for the nation’s top railroad, employing… Continue Reading …

Nebraska at 150: Kool-Aid invented in Hastings

Editor’s Note: Nebraska celebrates its 150th birthday as a state March 1. As the state observes its sesquicentennial during 2017, we wanted to take a look at Cornhusker state attractions leading up to the celebrations. Today, we take a look back at Hastings, where Kool-Aid was invented… Remember when you finally got the chance to make your… Continue Reading …

Valentine’s Day deliciousness found at Tekamah’s Master’s Hand

Master’s Hand Candles is one of our favorite stores in the Midwest. It’s a go-to spot when we want to check out seasonal gifts and treats. We met owner Susie Robinson in 2013 when we stopped in for our first visit. Since we have family in Tekamah, it’s become a regular stop when we are… Continue Reading …

UNO’s Trudell lecture series honors brother’s legacy

Our family was honored that the University of Nebraska at Omaha created a guest lecture series in recognition of our brother Johnny. He was a well-known activist, poet and actor. All three facets of his life focused on the same goal – equality for not just Native Americans, but all mistreated people. Native American Studies… Continue Reading …

‘Obsessing’ over Kaneko’s collection in Omaha

Jun Kaneko can be counted on to have impressive exhibits at his gallery in Omaha’s Old Market. Sitting next to a brick street, the gallery at 11th and Jones opens the galleries to a variety of contemporary artists. This time around, though, the artist shares his collection alongside the others. With “Passion and Obsession: From… Continue Reading …

Lewis and Clark’s winter camp in Washburn, North Dakota

What do you do when there are a few inches of snow on the ground? Break out the snow blower? Snow scoop? Ice on the roads? Wait until the city treats the streets? Imagine what it must have been like dealing with a North Dakota winter more than 200 years ago. Strong winds, temperatures as… Continue Reading …

Nebraska at 150: Celebrating Johnny Carson in Norfolk

Editor’s Note: Nebraska celebrates its 150th birthday as a state March 1. As the state observes its sesquicentennial during 2017, we wanted to take a look at Cornhusker state attractions leading up to the celebrations. Today, we take a look back at our Johnny Carson tour in Norfolk… Nebraska has turned out some truly famous… Continue Reading …

Why you need to attend Women in Travel Summit – Midwest Travel Summit

Women in Travel Summit

It’s a new year and that means it’s time to fine tune our business skills.  It’s also necessary to network with others that can help us on our entrepreneurial journey. How about a conference that gives you all this plus the benefits of exploring a fabulous city? This year, the Women in Travel Summit is… Continue Reading …

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