World’s largest covered wagon and time capsule are in Nebraska

Nebraska Roadside attractions

The world’s largest covered wagon is in Nebraska? We checked out the Covered Wagon on our trip to North Platte. The building is designed to look like an old covered wagon that crossed the Nebraska plains during the 1800s as part of the Oregon and Mormon Trails. The building near the Milford exit was once… Continue Reading …

Lady Antebellum concert overcomes soggy delay

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Lady Antebellum may have been the cherry on top the sundae that was Nebraskaland Days in North Platte. However, the concert featuring the country and pop sensation almost didn’t go for a second consecutive year. The band had to cancel its 2013 gig because lead singer Hillary Scott had her first baby. However, instead of… Continue Reading …

North Platte offers variety of food choices

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Local cuisine is always high on our list when traveling. We visited a few local eateries during our visit to North Platte. We had heard about the Lincoln Highway Diner prior to our trip west. We arrived around lunch time, so thought we’d give it a try. Lisa ordered breakfast – a ham and cheese… Continue Reading …

North Platte’s America’s Best Value Inn offers comfy stay

North Platte America's Best Value Inn

It’s been awhile since I’ve stayed in a motel. But, during our recent trip to North Platte, we stayed at the America’s Best Value Inn. The inn is centrally located, just a couple blocks off the main street. It’s about a 15-minute drive from the farthest attraction – Buffalo Bill Ranch state park. The motel… Continue Reading …

North Platte-area home opens doors as Air BnB

North Platte Air BnB

Home away from home. Isn’t that what people want when traveling? To be as comfortable in their accommodations as they are at home? Well, think about trying an Airbnb. What is it? Simply, it’s a style of a bed and breakfast inn. People offer stays in their homes as part of the Airbnb network. We… Continue Reading …

Home2Suites to call west Omaha home

Home 2 Suites Omaha

As Omaha continues to expand westward, it makes sense to ensure the hospitality industry grows there, as well. The Hilton hotel chain appears to be taking the lead in that area with a second hotel along the West Dodge corridor. Home 2 Suites will join the existing Hilton Garden Inn near the Village Pointe shopping… Continue Reading …

Fort McPherson cemetery offers chance to pay respect to veterans

Fort McPherson cemetery

Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Neb., is the final resting place for veterans from the Indian Wars of the 1800s to the recent American military conflicts. The original fort was built in 1863 to help provide protection as pioneers moved west along the Mormon and Oregon trails. Soldiers also protected railroad workers from Native… Continue Reading …

Social media conference, showing off Omaha top busy weekend

Omaha blogger weekend

What a weekend! So much travel-related items packed into a 48-hour window. I feel like I need a weekend to regroup from the weekend. Our weekend started with an Omaha Bloggers’ conference on social media. The conference was organized and facilitated by my wife, Lisa. I am very proud of the success she enjoyed with… Continue Reading …

Dancing Leaf takes hike through Nebraska history

Dancing Leaf

A look at the early days of Nebraska awaits visitors to Dancing Leaf cultural center. By early look, I mean early – as in when present-day Nebraska lay under water as part of an ocean. Les Hosick explained that’s the reason people find shark and other sea life fossils in Nebraska. Les includes about a… Continue Reading …

Nebraska Sandhills drive provides beautiful views

Nebraska Sandhills

  The Sandhills of Nebraska provide a relaxing and enjoyable drive. We checked out the Sandhills north of Sutherland, where we were stating at an Air Bed and Breakfast. Our hosts suggested we take the drive. We were up and on the road before sunrise. Seeing the sun rise over the rolling hills can be… Continue Reading …