10 things to do in Clear Lake, Iowa, in the off season

As we've traveled, we’ve discovered quite a few tips and tricks along the way. One of them is (if you have the...

Memorial Stadium tours at Nebraska in Lincoln

Memorial Stadium tours at Nebraska are available to the public free of charge. Here's what to expect when you tour...

Wedding anniversary photo idea

Here's a wedding anniversary photo idea to celebrate your marriage journey. Every year since we've been married, we've...

Traditional anniversary gift ideas for couples who love to travel

Looking for traditional anniversary gift ideas for a couple who likes to travel? We've got you covered. For the first...

Father-daughter trip ideas in Door County, Wisconsin

Our daughter, Meghan, and I first had the idea to take a father-daughter trip last spring. Because I came into Ann and...
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Welcome, friends!

We’re Steve & Ann Teget, and Postcard Jar is our blog where we inspire you to take the next step on your journey. Whether you’re traveling to a new destination, developing a healthier lifestyle, or just surviving the day and getting dinner on the table, we are here for you. As a couple of empty-nest midwesterners, we are making the most of midlife and sharing our authentic stories here and on social media @postcardjar.

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50+ things to do on sea days on your next cruise vacation

50+ things to do on sea days on your next cruise vacation

Worried there won't be things to do on sea days when you cruise? Well, stop it. Stop it right now. We've taken 18 cruises so far, most with Celebrity Cruises. Not only have we never been bored, there's never been enough time to do everything we've wanted. You can see...

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Join us on our first Friends of Postcard Jar Cruise!

Join us on our first Friends of Postcard Jar Cruise!

Friends of Postcard Jar Cruise UPDATED 7-28-22 Come sail away with us on our first Friends of Postcard Jar Cruise!  We only have six cabins left in our original allotment, and we would love for you to join us (Steve and Ann) along with 48 other friends and readers of...

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A note to our friends and readers about Ann’s surgery

A note to our friends and readers about Ann’s surgery

UPDATE July 23, 6:30 p.m. - After a great first night (photo below), Ann had a rough day two, which is pretty normal. Her medical team said day two is usually the worst and it will get better from here on out. There is some inflammation around her heart that is making...

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