Looking forward to Midwest Travel Twitter Chat 2016 by looking back at 2015

When Sara of Travel with Sara and I started this chat last year, I honestly wasn’t sure what would happen. Along with Sara, Tim and I are very passionate about our love for travel and know there is so much to explore in our own backyard that is the Midwest. Tim and I had been to […]

January Midwest Travel Twitter Chat featuring Clear Lake, IA

Our very first Midwest Travel Twitter Chat was last January and featured Clear Lake, IA. Our partner and co-host of the Midwest Travel Chat, Travel with Sara, lives right outside of Clear Lake and was very familiar with the area. Tim and I however, had only been there passing thru on our way to Minneapolis. […]

‘Top of Iowa’ center welcomes visitors to North Iowa communities

Iowa has some unique rest stops. They go above and beyond the basic accommodations a person may expect to encounter. Iowa has a dozen or so along Interstates 35 and 80 that can follow under the category of tourist attraction. A stop on Interstate 80 may have a large energy windmill blade on display, with […]

Clear Lake Fire Museum highlights local history

People wanting a break from water activities in Clear Lake can catch a ride into local history with a visit to the Clear Lake Fire Museum. The museum is located downtown, near the current fire department. Completed over an 8-year period, the museum was dedicated in the fall of 1986. The museum offers a look […]

Condo gives us view of marina, Clear Lake

Our stay in Clear Lake came with a nautical theme. Not only did we have a view of a marina and the lake from our balcony, we had a “beach view” in our condo. The condo we stayed in – courtesy of Clear Lake Vacation Rental – had a beach theme. From the lime green […]

Lady of the Lake cruise is labor of love on Clear Lake

Operating the Lady of the Lake boat cruise is truly a labor of love for one half of the ownership team. Scott and Niki Monson had their first date on the boat, where Scott has been a longtime pilot. The Monsons, along with Jon Berhow, bought the cruise business earlier this year. Berhow also owns […]

Clear Lake keeps memories alive of music stars with Surf Ballroom and public memorial

Who knew that a little ballroom in a small Iowa city would become a part of Rock-n-Roll legend? The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake was the site of the last performances for three early Rock stars – Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. The three stars – along with pilot Roger […]

Clear Lake offers tons of great dining

Try not finding a good spot to eat in Clear Lake. I dare you. We enjoyed a few good meals at spots along the lake during our recent visit. The Anchor Inn was recommended as a place to grab a decent lunch at a good price. It about a block’s walk from the lake. It […]

Clear Lake offers visitors more than just water fun

Think Clear Lake, Iowa, is just for water enthusiasts? Think again. The city of 7,000 in North Iowa is home to more than just boating, swimming and fishing. It has history, shopping and excellent dining for visitors. Neither Lisa nor I are anywhere close to water people. I haven’t fished since my eldest daughter was […]

Introducing the Midwest Twitter Chat: January Feature Destination – Clear Lake, IA

We are very excited to team up with Sara Broers of Travel with Sara to bring more of our love of the Midwest to you.   Each month we will be highlighting a new feature destination of the Midwest with a new monthly Midwest Twitter Chat! Our first one will be held on Wednesday, January 7, […]

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