Nebraska Passport 2016: Happy Jack Chalk Mine, Scotia

I’m not sure what my favorite part was during our visit at the Happy Jack Chalk Mine near Scotia. The mine itself offers an interesting tour and some good history. But, the Happy Jack Peak offers an amazing view of the Loup River valley. The chalk mine – which isn’t actually chalk – is one […]

Wilber celebrates Nebraska Czech history

I’m not sure if anything is more Americana than small town festivals. The residents of Wilber, Nebraska, know how to put on a festival…and a parade. We recently visited Wilber during Czech Days. It was a fun few hours in town and we saw quite a bit. We visited Wilber with our friends Steve and […]

Nebraska Passport 2016: Boys Town Hall of History

“There’s no such thing as a bad boy.” That was Father Flanagan’s belief when it came to helping young boys in need. Father Flanagan founded Boys Town on that belief. Boys Town Hall of History honors Father Flanagan’s contributions. The on-campus museum is housed in an old cafeteria. The first Boys Town home opened in […]

Flying high in Omaha with Heartland Helicopter Services

Ever do something you never really thought you would? I created an adventure bucket list for 2016 in February. Some of the items were pretty tame in nature. Some, like this one – taking a helicopter ride – were a little more unnerving. It was almost as if I was daring myself to do some […]

Nebraska Wine Tours share their love of wine

Football. Corn. Steak. When you think of Nebraska, these are probably some of the first things to pop into your head. What about wine? Award-winning wine. Hmmmm…you didn’t think about that, did you? Nebraska may not be the regional leader in wineries, but of the 34 wineries statewide, several challenge to be the best in […]

Santee powwow brings back great memories

The older you get, the more sentimental and nostalgic you become. That was likely part of the reason for my wanting to attend the Santee powwow on the reservation in northeast Nebraska. I remember attending as a kid. It’s been well over 25 years since I last attended a powwow on my tribe’s land. Historically, […]

4 reasons to crave CRAVE Omaha + Giveaway

Happy Hour. Date Night. Dad’s Night (Father’s Day). Any time is a good time to check out CRAVE in Omaha! Some of my blogger girlfriends and I took in a sampling of what CRAVE (courtesy of CRAVE) has to offer recently in Omaha’s  Midtown Crossing. First of all, I love this area of the city. […]

Omaha university powwow kicks off summer celebrations for area Native Americans

The sound of tribal drums echoed in the concourse of Baxter Arena Saturday as hundreds of people gathered for an All-Nations Powwow at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s arena. The Wambli Sapa Memorial Pow Wow attracted people from around North America, as Native Americans of all ages participated in dances, from traditional (such as […]

Taking over Visit Omaha one photo at a time

It was a coup of epic proportions. They never saw it coming. Well, actually, they did, since Lisa worked with the Omaha visitors Bureau (Visit Omaha) for a weekend takeover of their Instagram account. We toured parts of Omaha not many people take in during their travels to our burg. We worked with the visitors […]

Visit Omaha’s Instagram Takeover

We are taking over Omaha! Visit Omaha is handing us the reigns to show you the city through our eyes (or rather lens) on their Visit Omaha Instagram account this weekend, April 9-10. Disclaimer: Thanks to Visit Omaha for providing restaurant gift cards for our tour of the city. A little mood lighting for our […]

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