Christmas 2016: Seattle zoo celebrates holidays with ‘Wildlights’ display

Editor’s Note: We are taking a look at holiday celebrations around the country as part of our holiday spirit this year.   Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo combines wildlife with holiday lights during the annual “Wildlights” exhibit, which runs from today (Nov. 25) through Jan. 1. My daughter Mallory and I took in the event last […]

Enjoying the beauty of St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Minnesota’s Twin Cities offer people amazing free attractions. Our latest venture brought us to St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Como Park combines two of our favorites – a zoo and a conservatory/botanical garden. We picked the perfect day to visit. The sun was shining, blue skies with a hint of white clouds above […]

Cougar Mountain Zoo offers sanctuary for endangered animals

You would think a place called Cougar Mountain Zoo would have cougars. You would not be wrong. However, during our visit the critters kept their distance. In all fairness it was a bit of a warm day by Washington state standards. The cougars were lounging in the shade the best they could. Cougars – aka […]

Endangered rhinos, natural history top our visit to Sioux Falls zoo

Sioux Falls is home to a small, but nice zoo. The Great Plains Zoo  is paired with a natural history museum to give visitors an interesting look at animal life. The zoo occupies about 45 acres. The Delbridge Museum offers a look at about 150 mounted animals from around the world. The Sioux Falls zoo […]

10 things to do in Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln is more than just the state capital of Nebraska. It has a lot of nice attractions to check out. You can spend a day or a long weekend visiting some pretty interesting spots. Here are our Top 10 Lincoln attractions: State Capitol Nebraska’s legislature is a one-house senate. The remaining 49 states have a […]

It’s easy to see why Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is among the best in the US

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo combines the best of zoos with theme park rides. It’s easy to see how people can spend hours there. The zoo, with almost all outdoor attractions (duh! It’s in Florida), has been rated the top zoo in the United States by “Parents” magazine. It’s easy to see why people like it. You […]

Tampa area offers plethora of sights and attractions

Tampa may be best known for being the home of Busch Gardens, but we think it has a lot more to offer visitors. We checked out quite a few attractions during a long weekend recently. Ybor City is known as the Cuban capital for Tampa. The downtown neighborhood is home to some great restaurants, such […]

10 places to check out in Kansas City

We’ve been to Kansas City dozens of times over the years. It seems each visit we find something new to see and learn about. So, when Lisa asked me if I was interested in doing a “10 things to do in KC” post, I struggled to hold the list at just 10 items. There are […]

Omaha! Omaha! Giveaway! Giveaway!

Omaha! Omaha! This is where Tim and I call home.  We are proud of our city.  There are so many things to see and do, and we are always finding new nooks and crannies to explore.  Of course, we have our favorite places that we love to go back to over and over, as well. We […]

Social media conference, showing off Omaha top busy weekend

What a weekend! So much travel-related items packed into a 48-hour window. I feel like I need a weekend to regroup from the weekend. Our weekend started with an Omaha Bloggers’ conference on social media. The conference was organized and facilitated by my wife, Lisa. I am very proud of the success she enjoyed with […]

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