Top Ten Tips for Traveling Overseas

Everyone should at some point in their lifetime travel overseas.You’ll get firsthand experience in a different culture and you’ll gain an appreciation of our country. The following are tips to help make traveling outside of America a little easier. Get at least $100 of that country’s equivalent before you go. That amount will at least pay for…

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 21st-27th and to bicycling long distances in…

Quirky Des Moines #17- Breaking Bread in Des Moines

The sign was probably more famous than the bread itself, at least to those who have ever driven down University Avenue.  Though the factory closed in 2000, the sign lived on to become a treasured local landmark. The Win M. Campbell Corporation was started in 1925 by Winfield Campbell in Kansas City with the intention 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 12-13th 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 giving it…