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Iowa State Fair Tips – #igtravelthursday

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It’s State Fair time in Iowa (really one of the best state fairs in the country- it’s even listed in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die).  During our recent (yes, annual) visit, I made sure to send out images of my top tips for visiting the Iowa State Fair.  If you have the Iowa […]


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Staybridge Suites for Business or Family Travel (Video)

I recently stayed at not one but two Staybridge Suites in the past month.  The first, in West Des Moines, Iowa was for a business meeting (I had also hosted a Moms Nite Out there a week prior).  The second, near the Galleria in Dallas, Texas was for a visit to my husband’s family. Both […]


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Luxury at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa

This past weekend I hosted the I_Blog Conference at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa. I have to say that beyond the beauty of the hotel the staff worked very hard to make sure a good time was had by all. They worked with me every step of the way to make sure my event […]


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Salisbury House, Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Salisbury House viewed from the gardens I’m not sure anyone would think to look in Des Moines, Iowa for a 15th century English manor. OK, building began in 1923, at least 400 years after its namesake was built, but the date makes the building no less impressive. Carl Weeks and his wife Edith were in […]


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Principal Family Fun Fest: Coming to a Minor League Team Near You

As much as I love traveling the world I am a proud Iowan. I love my state and I do my best to support the businesses that base themselves here. So when I heard about the Principal Family Fun Fest, a carnival (of sorts) that travels across the US to minor league baseball parks with […]


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Des Moines, Iowa: There’s More Here Than You Might Think

I recently spent the weekend in Nashville meeting bloggers from across the country (and even a few from Canada). It was an amazing experience but I was surprised at the “What can you do in Des Moines” questions. A Great Place to Live and Work First I want to let you in on a little […]


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Our First Camping Trip

Doug and I had camped many times before the girls were born. But that camping was so much different than what we did this past weekend. You see, before the girls came along we did very rustic camping (read: no running water, no electricity, no toilets). What we did this past weekend with the girls […]


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Geisler Family Farm Corn Maze, Ankeny, Iowa, USA

Travel doesn’t always have to take us far from home. Here’s a bit of fun just minutes from Des Moines, Iowa: This was written for my other blog Iowa Geek: Last night was the Harvest Moon (the first full moon after the first day of fall). It is called the harvest moon because farmers were […]


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