Nebraska at 150: Red Cloud is home to Willa Cather and more

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 Red Cloud, home to Willa Cather and more… Among the quiet flow of… Continue Reading …

Nebraska at 150: Beatrice is site of first American homestead

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 the first homestead in the United States, in Beatrice… Imagine getting the opportunity… Continue Reading …

Enjoying our stay at the Kenosha Hampton Inn and Suite

Having worked in the hospitality industry for several years, Lisa and I have grown accustomed to staying in quality hotels. As we left the brand we worked for, we have had opportunities to stay at different brands. As we travel, we have found some brands to be a bit better than others. Hampton Inn and… Continue Reading …

Watertown, SD, is the perfect canvas for Terry Redlin’s art center

  Watertown sits in rural northeast South Dakota. It’s a prime location for nature viewing. So, it seems fitting that Watertown should be the home for the Redlin Art Center. Terry Redlin was a nationally-known nature artist. The Watertown native created some of the most beautiful oil paintings featuring wildlife or Americana settings. The Redlin… Continue Reading …

Seattle’s MoPop: ‘Star Trek’ at 50

It started as a five-year mission “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” This was the mission of the original “Star Trek” television series. Its mission was cut short after three seasons and 79 episodes. However, it proved to be… Continue Reading …

Midwest Travel Chat January 18 – Visit Decorah

Did you know that there are many romantic spots right here in the Midwest? Decorah, Iowa is one of those spots. It is also our next featured destination for the Midwest Travel Twitter Chat on Wed. January 18th at 11am CT/ 12pm ET. There will be prizes to be won by participants in the chat. Keep… Continue Reading …

Nebraska turns 150: Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln

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. Our preview of the celebration starts with the state’s capitol – one of only five skyscraper capitol buildings in the… Continue Reading …

Travels 2016: From Mickey Mouse to Lewis and Clark, trips took us beyond the Midwest

Our 2016 travels took us to 12 states, nine of them in the Midwest. With a daughter now living in the Pacific Northwest, annual trips to the region have become the norm. And with Lisa and me attending travel conferences, opportunities to visit other states arise. Lisa found herself at Disney World this year. Lisa… Continue Reading …

Travels 2016: Nebraska trips highlight state’s ‘Good Life’

With as much traveling as we’ve done in the past five years, we always enjoy checking out our Nebraska backyard. Boy, did we have some experiences in 2016. From art to a bit of controversy, touring Nebraska was anything but boring. We’ve enjoyed checking out public art in almost every city we’ve been to, so… Continue Reading …

Travels 2016: Enjoying a ‘Legendary’ trip around North Dakota

North Dakota’s tourism slogan is “Legendary.” That’s how I would describe our visit. We knocked a few things off our travel bucket list, including a stop at the Scandinavian Heritage Park and festival in Minot. We enjoyed a jam-packed trip around North Dakota. It all started with a visit to our good friend, Dakota Thunder.… Continue Reading …

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