Checking out some of our favorite Midwest festivals

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Tulip Time in Pella and Orange City, IA Celebrating Dutch ancestry and culture kick off our look at area summer festivals. Pella, Iowa, celebrates the 81st annual Tulip Time festival May 5-7. Parades, tours of the working windmill and great food are part of the events for the central Iowa community. We have visited Pella… Continue Reading …

Kearney museum showcases Nebraska art

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You might think that the official Nebraska Art Collection would be in the capital city of Lincoln, right? You would be wrong. It’s actually in central Nebraska, in Kearney. It sort of makes artistic sense, as Kearney is the scenic home of the annual spring migration of the Sandhill crane, so why not oil paintings,… Continue Reading …

‘Baker’s Dozen’ headline Omaha’s summer festivals and events

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April showers bring May flowers, right? In Omaha, they also bring summer festival season. Beginning with the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting the weekend of April 30, Omaha has a festival or major event almost every weekend through the middle of July. We’re going to be in town for most of the events this year, the… Continue Reading …

Smelling the flowers in our Midwest botanical gardens

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Spring is in full bloom. So are the flowers and plants in our area. We thought we’d take a look at the botanical gardens available to Midwesterners to take in nature’s beauty. Lisa and I realized we’ve been to quite a few during our travels wound the Midwest. I know we’ll see more gardens as… Continue Reading …

May Midwest Travel Twitter Chat – Travel North Dakota

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Disclosure: Thanks to Travel North Dakota for sponsoring this post and the May Midwest Travel Twitter Chat.  All opinions and views are ours. A beautiful landscape, experiences, history and people in the Midwest that can only be called “legendary” exists. Actor Josh Duhamel is also proud to call this place his first “home” and now brings his… Continue Reading …

Looking for something different for Kansas City dining? Try these spots

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Kansas City may be Ground Zero for great barbecue, but it also has some wonderful non-BBQ options for visitors. We usually eat BBQ at least once during a visit there, but we do like to “spread the wealth” for meals. We have found some excellent places to dine in the Kansas City metro area. We… Continue Reading …

Jesse James’ gang pulled first daylight bank robbery at Liberty, Missouri

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For a “law and order, good guys always win” kind of guy, I have a weird fascination with all things Jesse James. We’ve visited the farmstead of his youth, the house where he met his untimely demise, and even saw the first coffin used to carry his body after he was murdered by Bob Ford.… Continue Reading …

What to Expect when flying high with iFly

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I believe I can fly. Well, I did fly a couple weeks ago at iFly in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. I had heard about iFly – an indoor skydiving facility – before, but, I didn’t know it would be so soon that we would have one this close to us. I… Continue Reading …

Taking over Visit Omaha one photo at a time

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It was a coup of epic proportions. They never saw it coming. Well, actually, they did, since Lisa worked with the Omaha visitors Bureau (Visit Omaha) for a weekend takeover of their Instagram account. We toured parts of Omaha not many people take in during their travels to our burg. We worked with the visitors… Continue Reading …

Become a kid again at Kansas City’s National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

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Want a trip down memory lane, back to when we were kids and played with our favorite toys? Meet me in Kansas City, near the corner of 52nd and Oak. At the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. Easy Bake Oven will be there. GI Joe and Barbie, too. The museum, located on the campus… Continue Reading …

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