Tips for your visit to Prosecco Road in Valdobbiadene, Italy. #2 - stay at an agritourismo

Tips for your visit to Prosecco Road – #2 Stay at an agriturismo

If you’re wondering what an agriturismo is, don’t worry. You’re in good company. I had no idea the word even existed before our trip to Italy this summer. In fact, it wasn’t until I stayed in one that I gained a good understanding of what they are and how they can take your Italian vacation […]

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Ballet in Pawhuska

A year after our first visit, we’re going home to Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Just more than a year after I quit my job as a middle school principal, we’ve made another big life choice. We bought a house in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. (No, we’re not having a mid-life crisis, thanks for asking.) Regular readers of this blog know that we have absolutely fallen in love with Pawhuska (pop. 3,477 […]

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Our incredible private tour and cooking class in Chianti with Italy Unfiltered

After spending a day on our own exploring beautiful Siena, Italy, our hosts Deb of Italy Unfiltered and her husband Massi the Driver picked us up at our hotel and we began our complimentary tour of Italian food, wine, and culture in the Chianti Region. As we got in the car, Steve confided in me […]

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places to stay in pawhuska

True confession: We’ve slept around Pawhuska, Oklahoma

When Ann and I were married, we took vows to forsake all others and be faithful to one another. That being said, I have a confession to make: We’ve both slept around Pawhuska, Oklahoma. All around. And we’re not too shy to admit it was wonderful! Now don’t get too excited. It was just the […]

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Italy Unfiltered with Deb and Massi the Driver-2

We’ve been invited to tour Italy with Deb and Massi the Driver and we can’t wait!

Yes, we’ve been invited to tour Italy with Deb and Massi. She’s from upstate New York, backpacked through Australia and New Zealand, and worked in Silicon Valley and in Texas. He’s small town boy who grew up on a Tuscan hunting estate and winery and took a job in a salumeria just 20 miles from […]

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postcard jar travel blog

We’re sharing postcards from our readers!

As the busy travel season gets underway, we thought we take the opportunity to share a whole bunch of the postcards y’all have sent us. In this electronic age, we love going to our post office box and seeing hand written postcards from readers like you who have literally traveled all over the world. We’ll […]

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Kinkaider Brewing Company in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

10 things we love about Kinkaider Brewing Company in Broken Bow, Nebraska

Central Nebraska’s Kinkaider Brewing Company is quickly becoming one of the most popular destination craft breweries in the Midwest. Located at the edge of the rolling Sandhills in Broken Bow, Nebraska, Kinkaider was founded by four small-town Nebraskans, three of whom we had a the pleasure of meeting recently. We visited Kinkaider on an agribusiness […]

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Starboard Market in Clear Lake, Iowa

This Clear Lake, Iowa deli ranks #1 despite only being open 17 1/2 (ish) hours a week

Trip Advisor’s #1-ranked restaurant in Clear Lake, Iowa, is only open 17 and a half(ish) hours a week.  Might not seem like the best business model, but the sisters who own and manage Starboard Market have made it work quite well in this quaint Midwest town – for 19 years and counting. That’s right, since […]

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Sherman tree at Sequoia National Park

A guest post from Ann’s brother about his unplanned stop Sequoia National Park

This is a guest post, written by Ann’s younger brother, Robert Shrewsbury. Robb and his family live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. By Robert Shrewsbury On a recent business trip to Fresno, California, I had a meeting canceled and found myself with some extra time. I discovered that Sequoia National Park was about an hour away so […]

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Kinkaider Brewing Co. in Broken Bow, Nebraska

A very filling agritourism progressive meal from the Plains Safaris conference

I went on my first agritourism progressive meal today. Let me just say, I’m now a big fan. Ann and I are attending the Plains Safaris: A conference on tourism and conservation in the Great Plains in Kearney, Nebraska, this week.  When I saw that one of the pre-conference field trip options was an agritourism […]

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