Tag Archives : Iowa

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A Stay At Hotel Greenfield of Greenfield Iowa


Greenfield, Iowa is a name you may not have heard before.  For an avid traveler, these little hidden gems are the best part of hitting the road.  Not only is Greenfield, Iowa a great destination, but it boasts a beautiful stay at Hotel Greenfield. Reasons To Stay At Hotel Greenfield of Greenfield Iowa Modern amenities in a historic hotel.  The…

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Hidden Gems of Decorah, Iowa


Iowa is often thought of as a fly-over state and is usually ignored by travelers. It’s a shame because there are so many hidden gems to be found. During a recent visit to Decorah I found many hidden gems and enjoyed my time exploring the region. Here are some of my favorite finds in Decorah, Iowa. HIDDEN GEMS IN DECORAH,…

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Visiting Seed Savers Exchange


If you are an avid gardener there is a good chance that you’ve heard of the Seed Savers Exchange, but did you know that you can visit their Heritage Farm in Decorah, IA? I used to garden a lot more than I do now, but when I heard that Seed Savers Exchange was on my press trip itinerary I was…

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Iowa Steel Cows


Meet Anna, she loves country boys and pickup trucks… she’s really just a farm girl at heart… One of the best surprises about my visit to Decorah, Iowa was finding Steel Cow murals on many buildings in the greater Decorah region. The murals, ranging in size from 9 feet to 25 feet, pop up in the most unexpected places. The story…

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Haunted Iowa: Places to Visit


Across Iowa there are a number of haunted locations that are worth investigating. I’m listing a handful of them here, but if you are in the area and want an in-depth look at haunted spots be sure to check out “The Iowa Road Guide to Haunted Locations” by Chad Lewis and Terry Fisk that shares 50 haunted Iowa locations. The…

Budget Family Travel: Quad Cities


One of my favorite things about living in the midwest is that it is a great budget friendly destination. A friend recently asked me for attraction recommendations in the midwest that cost less than $25 per person. I haven’t done a survey, but based on my personal experiences, I would have to say that 90% of the attractions in the…

Explore the Quad Cities Art & Culture Scene


Who knew that a small town in the midwest would have so much art & culture packed into it’s borders? The Quad Cities offers an abundance of art galleries, museums, live music, concerts, festivals and more. Plan on spending at least 3 days in the area, although 5 would be ideal to see and do all that the Quad Cities…

Good Eats in the Quad Cities


The Quad Cities (Davenport, IA; Bettendorf, IA; Moline, IL; E. Moline, IL; Rock Island, IL) have so many great places to eat. The food is fresh, made-to-order and delicious. You will find everything from 5 star restaurants and diners to ice cream and candy shops. Everything proudly made and served with Midwestern pride. On a recent visit I had the…

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American Pickers, whiskey & fun in charming Le Claire, IA


Where can you find American Pickers, Buffalo Bill, a Mississippi River tug of war, great whiskey and so much more? If you guessed Le Claire, IA you’d be correct. This sleepy small town just north of Davenport comes alive in the summer and welcomes tourists from around the world. The surge in tourism is due, in part, to the popularity…