Metro CC, The Walking Tourists team to offer Midwest travel classes

Want to learn about day trips from the Omaha area? Maybe check out places where legends and celebrities called home in the Midwest? How about checking out some of the natural beauty we have in the region? These and more are the focus of a Midwest Travel class that we and Metropolitan Community College are […]

Travels 2016: A look back at fun times in Iowa

  We started our 2016 travels in Clear Lake, so it seemed fitting to kick off our travel recap with Iowa attractions. From a frozen lake in January to statues created using the “American Gothic” painting as inspiration, we enjoyed a lot of fun times around Iowa. We were thrilled when we were asked to […]

Midwest Travel Twitter Chat from the Surf Ballroom – Visit Clear Lake

Disclaimer: Thanks to Visit Clear Lake for sponsoring this post and the January Midwest Travel Twitter Chat. All opinions and views are ours. There are lots of things going on in Clear Lake, Iowa, all year round. Get your Rock ‘n’ Roll on at the Surf Ballroom, take a cruise, catch a fish or just […]

Clear Lake, Iowa is one of our favorite spots

As the summer season winds down, lots of people are planning that final summer getaway. Labor Day allows most people a three-day weekend of fun in the sun. Maybe, they’ll do some camping, boating, hiking or fishing. We have fallen in love with a community that offers all of this, plus more. Clear Lake, Iowa, […]

Checking out some of our favorite Midwest festivals

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 […]

Smelling the flowers in our Midwest botanical gardens

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 […]

Welcome to Spring

It’s here! It’s here! Not the new phone book (Steve Martin fans, smile). Spring. Spring time is upon us. Time to put away the heavy coats, mittens, scarves and galoshes. Time to break out the windbreaker, umbrellas and sneakers. Ah, yes, spring time. Does anything beat spring, with trees sprouting new leaves and new flowers […]

Let’s go fly a kite: Clear Lake’s Color the Wind festival

Kites sure have changed since I was a kid. For a few cents (definitely a dollar or less), you could get a plastic kite. You put the wooden T-frame in the kite’s pockets, make a tail out of some string and what not, and then head outside to fly it. You were lucky if it […]

New places, familiar haunts highlight our 2016 travel plans

Trips to Indiana, Wisconsin and return visits to Seattle, South Dakota and North Dakota highlight our 2016 travel plans. Clear Lake, Iowa Our travel schedule kicks off with a February visit to Clear Lake, Iowa, Feb. 20th. We are going to check out the annual Colors of the Wind kite festival. Participants fly giant kites […]

Enjoying Clear Lake in the winter

People tend to hate the snow and cold that comes with winter. Lisa and I visited Clear Lake, Iowa, recently. The weather wasn’t the greatest. A fog prevented us from getting a good view of the lake. Of course, the lake was frozen over for the winter. Winter gives us an opportunity to find a […]

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