Eat, Drink + Play in Iowa City, Iowa

Eat, Drink + Play in Iowa City, Iowa The state of Iowa has no shortage of fun adventures. Whether you live in this beautiful Midwest state or are traveling through, there is plenty to see and do. If you are looking for a family adventure, Iowa City, Iowa is filled with fun things to eat, drink and play. Our family recently spent three filled days in the Iowa City, Iowa area. It is so easy...

Retro Family Fun at The Highlander Hotel

Retro Family Fun at The Highlander Hotel in Iowa City, Iowa When our family travels it is all about the attractions, local eats, craft brews, parks, and of course, lodging. We love to experience unique and new things. When planning a fun Spring Break trip to Iowa City, Iowa I came across a fun, retro-inspired hotel that I knew would check all the boxes for the kids and the parents, The Highlander Hotel. Click here...

2021 Des Moines Renaissance Faire Family-Friendly Fun

2021 Des Moines Renaissance Faire Family-Friendly Fun To some, a Renaissance festival is bawdy acts, heaving bosoms, and limericks that would make grandma blush. Others think they are strictly kiddie events filled with princesses, fairies, and storytellers that would put grandma to sleep. While some do have shows with adult themes, most are family-friendly. (Some acts may use innuendo, where the quote “it’s not our fault if your kids get the jokes” is often heard.)...

Lauridsen Skatepark the Largest Open Park in the Nation

Lauridsen Skatepark the Largest Open Park in the Nation Opening on May 22, 2021, the Lauridsen Skatepark will be the largest open park in the nation. The skatepark is centrally located at the north end of the Principal Riverwalk next to the Des Moines River. The 88,000 square feet attraction will showcase Olympic caliber park and street courses. Thrilling features include a promenade, flow bowl, amoeba pool, snake run, and a skateable art piece entitled WOW.   First...

My Five Favorite Spring Gardening Must-Haves

My Five Favorite Spring Gardening Must-Haves Are you ready to try your hand at some simple gardening this season? Read on for my five favorite spring gardening must-haves... I don’t think I have ever looked forward to any spring quite as much as this one. Last year was, to put it mildly, a very long year. I simply can’t wait for the beautiful season of renewal that is soon to arrive!   I have big plans...