Take a hike – It’s National Walking Day

Happy National Walking Day! Where will your feet take you today? I am a bit of a geek when it comes to tracking my steps. Since 2007, I’ve tracked every step I’ve taken. I even have spreadsheets that I use to track the steps, miles, activity minutes and calories burned. Since March 1, 2007, when […]

Play ball! Check out these baseball attractions

It’s opening day for baseball fans. The crack of the bat. The smell of a glove’s leather. Baseball is back. Will the Chicago Cubs repeat as World Series champs? Will Cleveland end its baseball title drought? Doesn’t matter; everyone thinks their team is good enough to win it all…right now. As you grab a hot […]

5 places to celebrate Easter in the Midwest

As Easter approaches, the Midwest offers some beautiful spots to help observe the holiday. From the story of Jesus Christ to places of worship, you can visit interesting attractions. Considered the “eighth wonder of the world,” the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, Iowa, is the largest manmade grotto in the world. The Rev. […]

Dante pizza – No inferno in Omaha; Just great taste

If you think only pizza at Dante Ristorante Pizzeria, then you’re selling yourself short. Up until our last visit, we apparently sold ourselves short. Our first few visits to the west Omaha restaurant consisted of Dante’s Neapolitan pizza. Dante has been selected as Omaha’s best pizza since opening its doors in 2014. As for the […]

Nebraska at 150: Buffalo Bill’s Scout Ranch in North Platte

Editor’s Note: Nebraska is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017. As the state observes its sesquicentennial, we are revisiting some of the state’s attractions. Today, we take a look at Buffalo Bill’s ranch in North Platte… North Platte is proud of its Buffalo Bill legacy. The Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park is the crown […]

Nebraska at 150: John G. Neihardt Center Bancroft

Editor’s Note: Nebraska is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017. As the state observes its sesquicentennial, we are taking a look at some of the state’s attractions we’ve enjoyed visiting. Today, we revisit our stop at the John G. Neihardt Center in Bancroft… John G. Neihardt was once Nebraska’s Poet Laureate. He wrote more than […]

The ‘Mother Road’ – Missouri Route 66 attractions

Route 66 runs almost 2,500 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica. Route 66 is known for its kitschy manmade attractions, as well as natural attractions. Almost 315 miles of the highway run through Missouri. A 50-mile stretch from Waynesville to Cuba provides entertaining and historical points of interest. During our visit to Pulaski County, the […]

Wearin’ o’ the Green: Blue Earth, Minnesota, home to Green Giant

Who knew the Jolly Green Giant was Irish? I mean, he wears green…all the time. He has to be Irish, right? Regardless, one thing is for sure – the Green Giant is one of the world’s tallest statues. Standing more than 55 feet tall, he greets people to Blue Earth, Minnesota, just off Interstate 90. […]

Nebraska at 150: Grand Island’s Stuhr Museum

Editor’s Note: Nebraska is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017. As the state observes its sesquicentennial, we are taking a look at some of the state’s attractions we’ve enjoyed visiting. Today, we revisit our stops at Stuhr Museum in Grand Island… We took a trip back in time during a visit to the Stuhr Museum […]

Street art – Omaha’s Benson area showcases its style

We love street art. We make it a point to be part of any trip we make. There’s something about street art that we find intriguing. When you find it in your hometown, it’s even better. So, as were walking around the Benson neighborhood one day, we came upon an alleyway consisting of several murals. […]

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