Romantic Iowa Iowa abounds with historic inns, beautiful B&Bs and luxurious boutique hotels. The four I am sharing today come highly recommended. The Historic Hotel Pattee, Perry The town of Perry, located a quick half hour from Des Moines, embraces the beautiful Hotel Pattee in the center of town. The perfect spot to escape for […]
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Arriving in Wilson, Kansas happens only on purpose. Sure many will make a quick exit from I-70 to shop at Kansas Originals– a souvenir hunters treasure, filled with braided wheat, hand hewn carvings, delicate Czech eggs (hand-painted, of course) and carved limestone Post Rock Country is famed for. Our own visit to Kansas Originals added […]
When searching for an adequate description for the small town of Lucas, Kansas quite a few words come to mind- quirky, unique, one-of-a-kind, odd, eccentric – but none seem to be quite enough. Lucas is a town that must be experienced, and even then you may not be able to fully absorb all that you […]
I received an email the other day asking a seemingly simple question: “How do you afford your travel? Do you pay full price, or are you thrifty with your travel ramblings?” I’m pretty sure many people wonder that, so I thought I would share how we make travel more affordable for our family of four. Even […]
Home on the Range: The State Song of Kansas “Home on the Range” is an iconic song of the United States. Within its words you are transported to a vast open land, free from skyscrapers, and filled with frolicking animals. It’s words are known the world over and has been recorded by greats such as Sting, Frank […]
There are a dozen pocket sized HD video cameras on the market. The Zi8 is the only one I found with an external microphone jack- which makes superior for outdoor video. The external microphone helps cut down on those background noises (traffic, screaming kids, wind) that can distract from your video.
The Largest Pony Express Station Stories of the Pony Express seem larger than life. Daring riders galloping across the prairie and mountains, changing horses every 10-12 miles and riding 75 miles before taking their relief. While visiting the Hollenberg Pony Express Station near Hanover, Kansas I learned the Pony Express operated for only 18 months. […]