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15 Reasons To Explore Lower Town In Quebec City

When we first decided to visit Quebec City, we were excited to see what the "most European city in North America" would look like. Since we have never visited Europe, we were unsure of what to expect, but we hoped that it would be a pleasant experience. Little did we realize that it would become one of our most memorable trips ever. The romance of Quebec City can be found not only in the amazing architecture but in the overall atmosphere of the place. After multiple days of discovery, we determined there are at least 15 reasons to explore Lower Town, in Quebec [...]

By |2020-04-14T07:01:23-06:00April 14th, 2020|Canada, Guides, Quebec City|6 Comments

24 Hours in Weatherford, Oklahoma

Picture yourself cruising down the highway. A warm breeze blowing in the window as the miles of pavement roll by under your tires. Each new town and city brings another chance to explore the wonders of Americana. This is just the kind of experience you get when traveling along the path of the old Route 66. We have chosen to digest this 2448-mile path a little at a time, which allows more freedom for in-depth study. During our 24 hours in Weatherford, Oklahoma, we found educational attractions, delectable dishes, and plenty of friendly locals. First Taste of Weatherford, Oklahoma Cruising the road can [...]

By |2020-03-16T06:25:33-06:00March 16th, 2020|Guides, Oklahoma, Southwest, Weatherford|0 Comments

Dining On The Panhandle – Amarillo Eats

Can you imagine visiting a new destination and not trying out some of the local eateries? We always try to uncover those places that draw in the city's residents, since they usually have some of the best dishes. During our trip to Amarillo, we had plenty of opportunities to sample a wide range of restaurants. With so many great options, we are sure you will find dishes to satisfy even the pickiest eater. Let's take a look back at the variety we discovered while dining on the Panhandle. We want to thank Visit Amarillo and all of the local businesses for hosting this [...]

By |2020-02-27T19:29:29-06:00February 17th, 2020|Amarillo, Guides, Route 66, Southwest, Texas|2 Comments

Playing In The Panhandle – Amarillo Entertainment

When we are determining the first city to cover in a new state, we look for a place that offers something for all ages. After all, it's not a family vacation destination, if it doesn't appeal to everybody. Crystal and I have family in Texas but decided to start with a city far away from the areas we have frequented. The high plains of the Panhandle offered some experiences that we could not find anywhere else in the state. Sorting through all of the Amarillo entertainment options, we found lots of ways to spend time playing in the Panhandle. Obviously, we weren't able [...]

By |2020-02-27T19:29:38-06:00February 10th, 2020|Amarillo, Guides, Route 66, Southwest, Texas|10 Comments

Past To Present In Jefferson City

To think that we have lived within a short three-hour drive of Missouri's capital, yet it has taken us so long to visit. When we realized this oversight, we reached out to Visit Jefferson City, to arrange a day of exploration. Wanting to get a better understanding of the history of the city, from past to present in Jefferson City, we planned a day filled with unique stops. We have learned that local tourism bureau's websites are one of the best resources for building a solid itinerary. Even if you like to just wing it, having a basic knowledge of a city's sites [...]

By |2020-03-13T06:57:19-06:00January 10th, 2020|Daytrips, Guides, Jefferson City, Midwest, Missouri|0 Comments

OKC Streetcar – Coloring A New Downtown

When we really think about it, Oklahoma City and Kansas City have a lot in common. Both are located in the heart of the country and filled with welcoming residents. They are located on the I-35 corridor, which bisects our nation. They are both transportation hubs and share a history associated with the cattle industry. Something else that these two cities have in common is their new streetcars. Kansas City launched its RideKC operations in the spring of 2016, and Oklahoma City followed within a couple of years. A visit in the summer of 2019 showed us how the OKC Streetcar is coloring [...]

Discover Dubuque – Iowa’s First City

To gain a true history of Dubuque, you have to go all the way back to the 1700s. The first European settler arrived in the region in 1785. Julien Dubuque had received permission from Spain to mine the lead-rich deposits in and around the bluffs of the Mississippi River. The ownership of the territory would change hands after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In 1837, more than two decades after Dubuque's death, the city would be officially chartered and named after the original pioneer. Having a chance to discover Dubuque attractions, eateries, and sights was an opportunity we were not going to pass [...]

By |2019-12-17T05:02:09-06:00November 6th, 2019|Destinations, Dubuque, Guides, Iowa, Midwest|14 Comments

Calling Kansas Explorers – Check Out Little Sweden USA

Too many travelers find Kansas to be just another "fly-over" state. To us, that term also refers to those that just cruise along I-70 on their way to some other place. What many of them do not realize is that by getting off of the interstate, they have an opportunity to enjoy a truly cultural experience. A great example of this is the city of Lindsborg, which sits less than 3 hours from Kansas City. Nicknamed "Little Sweden USA", this immigrant established city just begs to be explored. We want to thank Visit Lindsborg and all of the local businesses for their hospitality. [...]

By |2020-01-24T12:02:17-06:00October 14th, 2019|Destinations, Guides, Kansas, Lindsborg, Midwest|8 Comments

Historic Dining Options In Springfield, Illinois

In every city we visit, we are able to uncover some amazing eats. Springfield, Illinois kicked it up a level by adding the historic aspect to many of our stops. Being the heart of the "Land of Lincoln", as well as a Route 66 destination, made this city extra special. Our downtown stay gave us access to a slew of locally owned eateries that are serving up some unique dishes. We all know that eating is required to survive, but that doesn't mean it can't be good food. Join us as we walk through this gallery of historic dining options in Springfield. Illinois. [...]

By |2020-02-27T19:35:35-06:00August 26th, 2019|Guides, Illinois, Midwest, Route 66, Springfield|12 Comments

Escape To Kenosha, Wisconsin

Having an opportunity to add a new state to our blog is such a delight. 2019 brought more firsts for us, and our escape to Kenosha was our first Wisconsin city. Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, this Upper Midwest city has so much to offer vacationers. When I was choosing our initial Wisconsin destination, there were some specific sites that attracted my attention. With two and a half days to explore, we knew we would just be dipping our toes into exploring this state. We hope that this will provide you with a good cross-section of ideas for your own visit [...]

By |2019-12-26T05:23:58-06:00August 21st, 2019|Guides, Kenosha, Midwest, Wisconsin|6 Comments
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