Paddling a river to a spectacular waterfall, cooking up foraged ingredients on a farm with locals, and putting our Gore-Tex to the test in a mountain rain forest in the Pacific Northwest at the base of a volcano. John and I spent the last shoulder season discovering three sides of Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory, where […]
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I love museums. I love museums so much that for our 10 year anniversary trip to Massachusetts we went to the Concord Museum and on my birthday this year we went to the National Motorcycle Museum while visiting family in Iowa. Given that our neighbors to the south are celebrating a whole month worth of […]
You can really get spoiled with a CityPass in Chicago. Front of the line access to popular attractions and no admission fee when you’ve got your CityPass ticket in hand. There’s even a red carpet rolled out at the Art Institute of Chicago, which added to the VIP experience. I recently enjoyed my first trip […]
This spring, John and I did a Midwest road trip with the Honda Pilot. Our destination was his niece’s high school graduation in his hometown in Eastern Iowa, and our the overall goal of our journey was to introduce me to other Bollwitt family members that I haven’t met yet — in 10 years of […]
“Were you here when they made the movie,” one traveler asked. “I’m sorry to burst your bubble but they didn’t do most of the filming here,” the woman at the gift shop replied. If you’ve seen Close Encounters of the Third Kind you know exactly what the Devils Tower National Monument is, and its significance […]
For every city John and I visit, we enter at least one museum. In the spring it was the Concord Museum in Massachusetts (with artifacts from writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau), then it was the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (where we looked up a painting by Iowa […]