What to do for short summer vacation on a budget?

O.k., we live ouside Chicago and are looking for a fun, inexpensive short (5 or less days) summer trip. Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan are all possibilities, but where to go and what to do is our problem. There are 3 of us, me, my … [Read more...]

Oklahoma cartoonists profiled in Oklahoma History Center exhibit

<a href=",2005:cluster=, 25 Jul 2010 05:19:51 GMT 00:00">Oklahoma … [Read more...]

Baseball: Twins swap Duensing, Blackburn; Zambrano pitching for …

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins moved struggling right-hander Nick Blackburn to the bullpen, and left-hander Brian Duensing will take his place in the rotation.Acting manager Scott Ullger made the announcement before Wednesday's game. Manager Ron … [Read more...]

Top 3 Summer Iowa Tourism Ideas

Have your friends decided where you want to go on your summer vacation? You are not alone, most families have not yet decided where they want to go. It can be a very time consuming activity to find that ideal vacation escape, so explore the options for … [Read more...]

(driving/tourism) Is HWY 40 to Tulsa the best way to go L.A. to Iowa?

Via Flagstaff and Amarillo? Or is it better to start on HWY 10 because it is less winding?? Is HWY 40 winding or flat/straight?(driving/tourism) Is HWY 40 to Tulsa the best way to go L.A. to Iowa? … [Read more...]

04/19/10 Iowans Can Save And Win Cash All Summer Long

'Silver Ticket' Promotion Partners Tourism, Local Events, Attractions And Iowa Lottery DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowans can have fun all summer long – and win cash prizes or receive discounts to many festivals, attractions and businesses – in a promotion … [Read more...]

Green Getaway – WHO

You may not think about the environment when you book your summer vacation, but managers at certain Iowa destinations are starting to think about it for you. All this month we're taking you to places around the state where you can stay and play in a … [Read more...]

McHenry County Blog | Manzullo Seeks McHenry County Amtrak Stop

Didn’t know an Amtrak route is planned through McHenry County.Well, if you are a regular reader of McHenry County Blog, you would.Links to McHenry County Blog’s stories follow:April 3, 2010 – Quinn Says Amtrak Going Through Belvidere April 6, 2010 – … [Read more...]

Largest Kayak/Canoe Raft Record-Breaking Attempt, Aug. 21

Quad Cities – The Quad Cities is attempting to break the Guinness world record of the largest kayak and canoe raft on Saturday, August 21, 2010. To break the record, Floatzilla participants will have to link hands, paddles, or hold on to … [Read more...]

Bix Festival Boasts Most Bands Ever, July 22-25

Quad Cities - In late 1930, the cornet of Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke proclaimed in song, “I’ll Be a Friend with Pleasure.” Now, 80 years later, come renew that friendship again.Thursday through Sunday, July 22-25, 2010, the Bix … [Read more...]