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…

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 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…

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…

Top Seven Things to do with Dad on Father’s Day

Most father’s will want to do more on their annual day than being stuck in a busy restaurant.  The following are some ideas of how to get some quality time in with your dad on his big day, which this year falls on June 17th. Go for a run– You can choose between a 5k…

Top Ten Places to take wedding photos in Des Moines

Des Moines has plenty of beautiful places to have as a background for your wedding pictures. The following offer a variety of locations to get just the right type of look you’re seeking for your photos. 1.The Iowa State Fairgrounds– The inspiration for the original “State Fair”which later become a popular movie,the state fair offers well…