Midwest Travel Chat featuring Charles City, Iowa

Discover the natural beauty, art, food, history and adventures to be found in our next featured Midwest destination. From navigating rapids to exploring the unique luxury cabins of Red Cedar Lodge, surprises abound in Charles City, Iowa. It is also our next featured destination for the Midwest Travel Twitter Chat on Wednesday, April 5th, at […]

Lincoln’s national rail support leads to Union Pacific calling Omaha home

Abraham Lincoln faced several tough issues and decisions during his tenure as our country’s 16th president. One decision continues to play a major role for the Omaha metropolitan area. The first transcontinental railroad started during his first term. Today, Union Pacific calls Omaha home. The city is the headquarters for the nation’s top railroad, employing […]

Filling our 2017 bucket list on ‘National Plan for Vacation Day’

Welcome to “National Plan for Vacation Day.” Jan. 31 has been designated as the day to help people plan their time off for the year. Project Time Off says that people who plan their vacations early in the year actually take time off from work for some recreation. It’s vital that people plan to take time […]

Spring Getaways in the Midwest – #MWTravel Chat

While we may think the snow currently on the ground makes a beautiful landscape at times, we are ready for Spring. We are ready to hit the road and travel to some great Midwest destinations. For our next #MWTravel chat on February 1st, we’re going to give you some great choices for getaways this Spring in […]

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 […]

Trinity Heights tells a spiritual story in Sioux City

Whether you visit for spiritual reasons or for the love of nature, Trinity Heights in Sioux City, Iowa, provides a beautiful setting for visitors. The 14-acre garden is built on the grounds of a former college and high school. The setting allows a serene opportunity for personal meditation. The monument to Jesus Christ and the […]

Star Trek ‘boldly’ celebrates 50th anniversary

From Captain Kirk’s future birth site to watching the last of the originals receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, We’ve enjoyed the adventures of the “Star Trek” franchise since the original series debuted 50 years ago today. Though the series ran for only three seasons during the 1960s, its legacy has boldly […]

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, […]

Railroad Museum shares Sioux City’s rail memories

Sioux City was once home to one of the largest railroad repair shops in the Midwest. As part of the Milwaukee Road railroad company, the northwest Iowa city had the company’s second largest repair complex. Milwaukee was the largest for the company. Today, the former repair shop serves as the Sioux City Railroad Museum. Situated […]

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