Omaha’s My Pie serves pizza fast, ‘your way’

  Omaha has several choices when it comes to a good slice of pizza. What would make someone decide to open a new shop and join the fight for their slice of the action? For Blair Hanover, it was the chance to provide a great pizza made the customer’s way. “Pizza your way” is the […]

Midtown Crossing helps Omaha celebrate season with Holiday Lights Spectacular

Grab a hot drink and make your way to Omaha’s Midtown Crossing for some “Jingle Bell Rock.” The outdoor retail and entertainment center mixes a light show with seasonal songs Thursday-Sunday until Jan. 1st. So, there’s still time to catch the 20-minute show over the next couple of weeks. The third annual Holidays Lights Spectacular […]

Unlocking clues at The Locked Room; Omaha’s newest escape game

Let’s play a game, shall we? You’re a passenger on the Titanic. You’ve spent your savings for a trip of a lifetime and a chance for a new life in America. Suddenly, a large thud occurs. The lights go out. Total darkness surrounds you. As you struggle to find a way to safety, you come […]

Omaha’s Durham Museum exhibit looks at Prohibition

It’s interesting how elections or social movements can create a swell that forces change. Less than 100 years ago, such a movement led to creating a “dry” America. Temperance supporters campaigned strongly to create and pass a constitutional amendment to ban alcohol in the United States. The group succeeded, as the 18th Amendment was ratified […]

Sneak peek at The Container Store Omaha opening this weekend

Need something to store a piece of jewelry or maybe a closet full of clothes? Well, I have just the store for you. Omaha is now home to The Container Store. The store opens at Omaha’s Westroads Mall Oct. 22nd. I got a sneak peek into The Container Store Thursday before its grand opening. To […]

November Midwest Travel Twitter Chat – Featuring Visit Omaha

Disclaimer: Thanks to Visit Omaha for sponsoring this post and the November Midwest Travel Twitter Chat.  All opinions and views are ours. As the month of October comes to a close, November gets us thinking of the holiday season and winter months ahead.  Our next Midwest destination offers so much to get excited about during this time […]

Gretna’s Vala’s cracks open pumpkin patch fun

We were in the pumpkin patch mood, following some recent visits to other pumpkin patches and orchards, so we headed out to the Gretna area to visit the top pumpkin attraction in the Omaha area – Vala’s. Vala’s is celebrating its 32nd year as a pumpkin patch. I recall writing feature stories on it during […]

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 […]

Checking out costumes and celebrities at O Comic Con 2016

Costumes, celebrities and conversations highlighted the 2016 O Comic Con pop culture convention over the weekend. Thousands of people either dressed up as their favorite comic book, anime, movie or television characters or visited to check out the event. The event at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs was well organized. The sponsors learned from […]

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