Top Ten Wedding Guest Complaints

Wedding guests are happy to see the happy couple get married but they’re also just as happy when the whole event is finally over especially if they had to hear about all of the planning for months leading up to it. The following are the biggest complaints guests will probably have the weddings they’ve been…

Top Ten Ways to Prepare for Your First Ragbrai

  Ragbrai started in 1973 as the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa and has become one of the oldest and longest bicycle tours in the world. The following are tips to help those who are new to the race which this year will be July 22nd-28th and to bicycling long distances in…

Quirky Des Moines #15 -The Greater Des Moines Grand Prix

When one thinks of Des Moines, Grand Prix racing doesn’t immediately come to mind. But for one weekend every year from 1989 to 1994, race cars could be seen zipping through city streets in an attempt to win the top prize. The Greater Des Moines Grand Prix started in 1989 and quickly gained a local…

Top Ten things brides and grooms need to remember on their big day

Brides have a reputation for going, well how to put this nicely, insane, on their wedding days. But both the bride and the groom could stand to remember a few basic things on their big day to make their day less stressful and prevent any future wars with family/friends. This isn’t the best day of…

6 Reasons to go to 80/35 this year

80/35 is a yearly 2 day music festival held downtown Des Moines at the Western Gateway Park and it will be held on July 6th and 7th this year. With both free and paid stages, you’ll easily find something you’ll enjoy. The following are reasons for those who have never been to 80/35 to consider…

Top Ten 4th of July Fireworks Displays

Des Moines and it’s surrounding neighborhoods have plenty of options to see great firework displays to celebrate our country’s independence. The following are the best way to celebrate the 4th of July without having to drive too far out of town to do so though check the dates on each one since they’re not all…

Top Ten Patios to enjoy this Summer

Patios are the perfect spot to enjoy a cold beer on a hot summer night. The following are the best locally owned bars in Des Moines to meet up with friends or just enjoy the scenery. Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop-located on Ingersoll and in West Des Moines, both locations feature a large patio with plenty of…