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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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