Tag: Midwest Travel

10 Family Day Trips in Central Iowa

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Summer is a great time for an impromptu family day trip. 2020 is shaping up to be a summer unlike any we’ve experienced before....

Family Fun in Ames

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Ames, located just 45 minutes north of Des Moines, might not be the first place you think of when it comes to family fun....

Outdoor Adventure at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

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Have you been to the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge? Where in Central Iowa can you hike through one of the rarest ecosystems on the...

48 Hours in Omaha

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Summer’s not over yet! With more than 3 weeks left til school starts, there’s still plenty of time to take a family road trip....

RAGBRAI, Give It a Try!

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“Fresh squeezed lemonade! Fresh squeezed lemonade!” I can vividly remember my seven-year-old self hollering those words on top of our neighbor’s barn as thousands...

Plan a Clear Lake Day Trip

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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...

Hit the Road! DMMB Goes to The Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota

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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...

We Visited Iowa’s 99 Counties and You Can, Too!

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Last summer, my husband and I decided to give our kids a 1980s summer. (You can read all about it here.) No camps, activities,...

Kansas City Day Trip

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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...

An Iowa Beach Vacation: Honey Creek Resort

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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...