Top Eight Ways Air Travel Could be Improved

  Have a better boarding system-I’m going to anger the first class people here but I think we should load planes like we load elevators- as in load the back first then move forward.  Everyone finds the whole having the first class watch us peasants load up to be demeaning. The first class people feel like…

Top Ten Halloween Events in and around Des Moines

The month of October will have plenty of options to get you in the Halloween spirit in Des Moines. The following are the best to go both with and without your children to celebrate the spookiest month of the year. The Slaughterhouse-October 4-October 26- From the band Slipknot, the Slaughterhouse is basically a walk through version…

Top 7 Des Moines area orchards

Fall in Iowa means the opportunity to go to a local orchard and not only pick apples if you so choose, but also find other seasonal treats to purchase as well as some family friendly activities at some of the farms. The following are the best orchards in and around Des Moines to while away…

Seven Places to get your Pumpkin flavor fix

You know it’s fall when all of the food items on the shelves and in restaurants features pumpkin as a prominent flavor. The following are the best places to get your pumpkin favorites without having to go to the big chains. Drake Diner– located at 1111 25th Street, the Drake Diner doesn’t make you wait…

Top Ten Foods to Try at the World Food & Music Festival

The World Food and Music Festival will be held September 20-22nd this year. The following are the best foods to try during your visit. French– French Toast Crepe at the Crepe De Luxe Café- a freshly made crepe filled with butter, cinnamon, walnuts, almonds and maple syrup. This Iowa City based restaurant also serves monkey treat…

Top Ten Reasons to visit the Amana’s this weekend

A group of German Pietists moved to what has become the Amana Colonies in 1855 and lived a communal lifestyle until the 1930’s forming seven villages. They managed to maintain a self sufficient local economy for 80 years which is quite the feat considering how small this community is. Today, the Amana’s a charming retreat for…

Top Ten Fall Events in and around Des Moines

Summer isn’t the only season to get to go to events in Des Moines. The following are the best to go to while the weather starts cooling down and before you’ll be cooped up for the winter.   World Food and Music Festival– September 20-22- This is your chance to try foods from around the…

Top Ten Tips to Make the Most of your College Experience

You’ve graduated high school and have moved on to the big world of college. The following are tips on how to make your freshman year productive and less expensive so your college experience is both memorable and doesn’t leave you in a massive pool of debt. Remember you are paying for this experience and act…

Top Eight Actually Useful Classes that Should be Taught in School

School can teach many, many important things for one’s life but it more often than not can be lacking in teaching even the most basic of skills. The following are classes that aren’t traditional in what they teach their students but the skills the students will learn will help them for the rest of their…