Growing up in northwest Iowa, my husband and I both spent many summers at Lake Okoboji with our families. It holds a special place in our hearts, but we realized we hadn’t been back for nearly 14 years. So...
Enjoy a beach day trip right here in Iowa! Like the Raygun shirt says, “Clear Lake: We’re closer than Okoboji!”  Clear Lake is an hour and 45 minutes from downtown Des Moines. With shops, restaurants, and beaches, there's plenty to do. I've been...
Vacations are hard with small people, amiright? As it's been best said, "vacations with kids are not vacations; they're parenting in a different location." And while I want to take fabulous, memory-making vacations with my kiddos, I'm not willing to shell...
Hooray! Summer vacation is here! For about a year, I've been counting down the months (now days, whoo!) to travel to our family's favorite beach- Topsail Island, North Carolina. This year is sure to be my most stressful adventurous yet,...
Last summer, my husband and I decided to give our kids a 1980s summer. (You can read all about it here.) No camps, activities, or schedules. We wanted lazy days, wide-open for boredom and adventure. We knew our kids...
One of our favorite things to do in the summer is taking a day trip to Kansas City. It's an easy drive from Des Moines and there are plenty of things to do to keep us busy while we...
Spring break is right around the corner! For many that might mean a vacation, a road trip, or a chance to see relatives who live a little further away. For my family, it means traveling to sunny Arizona to...
Hi, I’m Niki, and I’m a Disney addict. The magic has consumed me since I was a kid. It was always a dream of mine to visit the Magic Kingdom. Last spring I was invited to speak at a conference...
Planning a family road trip? Before you load up, follow these tips for stress-free travels. 1. Get your car inspected. Before you hit the road, have a professional look over your vehicle. Ensure that all major services are taken care of...
Living in land-locked Iowa, there aren't a ton of options for a beach vacation, right? Wrong! You can enjoy your very own beach vacation in the timespan of Moana (well, if you drive fast and don't break for the...

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