Top Ten ways to afford a Big vacation

Saving for a vacation doesn’t have to be painful but it does take some effort, especially if you’re wanting to go somewhere further than within the state lines. The following are hopefully easy ways to make your dream vacation happen. Go through your weekly expenses and find just one thing you can give up –…

Top Five Reasons to go to the Des Moines Arts Festival

The Des Moines Arts festival rivals festivals held in much larger cities. The following are reasons why you should make a point of visiting it this year. It’s Family Friendly- the festival is very family friendly unlike a lot of festivals that strive for more of an adult atmosphere. The Creative Family zone features activities/projects like…

Ten must see things at the Iowa State Fair

What has always impressed me about the Iowa State Fair is the fact that the state of Iowa has 3 million people yet the attendance at the Iowa State Fair usually tops 1 million.  That means that 1 out of every 3 people in the entire state of Iowa attend the fair (of course some…

Why we love the Good Guys Car show

The Good Guys car show is one of the cornerstone summer events in Des Moines. The Good Guys are a national car club that has shows throughout the country.  This year will be the 25th anniversary, and it should be a great one.  Usually the weather is very hot for the show, but this year…

Top Ten Reasons to go to South Dakota

  South Dakota has some great attractions, and has quite a bit more than I will mention here.   The drive across central S.D. can be painful, and once again I recommend podcasts to get you through those long drives.  South Dakota has quite a bit more than is listed here, but this is a…

Top Ten Reasons to go to St. Louis

St. Louis is a six hour drive from Des Moines, and it is worth a summer trip.  Once again, I recommend podcasts to get you through the drive.  There are lots of things to do for families, couples or singles alike.  I personally have been to St. Louis many, many times and I am still…