Category Archives: places to visit

Iowa Great Places: Madison County

I learned from this week’s Madison County Chamber of Commerce newsletter that Madison County was named one of Iowa’s Great Places by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs: Madison County’s proposal included projects to improve quality of life and attract … Continue reading

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Pammel Park Backbone Trail, Madison County, IA

Pammel Park is roughly five miles SW of Winterset in Madison County, Iowa. I’ve been intending to walk some of the county’s trails (learn more about what the county has to offer at http://www.madisoncountyparks.org) for a few years now and, … Continue reading

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Andres Zimmern’s Hometown: Linden Hills

I love Linden Hills; always a bright spot in my memory.

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Money, Happiness and the New Science of Smarter Spending | New Republic

Experiences can have a much bigger impact on people’s happiness than things, and a big part of that happiness lies in looking forward to the experience that you are going to have. via Money, Happiness and the New Science of … Continue reading

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Maquoketa Caves State Park

Maquoketa Caves State Park.

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Hack Your Maps · An A List Apart Article

  Hack Your Maps · An A List Apart Article.

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A Mysterious Patch Of Light Shows Up In The North Dakota Dark : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR

While dad was in the Air Force we spent a year in Minot; I can’t imagine how much change had to occur for this comment about the fracking to be true: I lived in western North Dakota for the second … Continue reading

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Explore – The best advice I can come up with is this: Keep…

The best advice I can come up with is this: Keep your living expenses LOW. The smaller you live (materially-speaking), the bigger you can live (creatively-speaking). This way the stakes aren’t so high…you aren’t demanding of your passion that it … Continue reading

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Four Seasons Garden – Probably the World’s Most Beautiful Suburban Garden | Oddity Central – Collecting Oddities

Four Seasons Garden – Probably the World’s Most Beautiful Suburban Garden | Oddity Central – Collecting Oddities. Located in the small backyard of a family-owned property in Wallsall, England, is one of the most incredible-looking gardens in the world. The … Continue reading

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Minnesota Streetcar Museum

I can think of a few Zacharias boys who wouldn’t mind seeing this in a present box…     Minnesota Streetcar Museum.

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