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Omaha’s central location in the area makes it a perfect spot for taking day trips to other cities in the Midwest. With cities like Lincoln, Des Moines, and St. Joseph up to two hours away, a day trip allows for plenty of time to check out area attractions and be home in time for dinner Read more

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Summer fun is here – playing outdoors, family vacations, visits to amusement parks, and family time together. That means summer road trips! I love the fun and adventure of road trips, but when you travel with kids you need to be prepared. I’m sharing my tips to save money and sanity with these simple road trip snack hacks.

As a mom of 3, making regular 14-hour road trips to visit family in Utah, I’ve learned how to make a road trip with kids successful and stress-free. We make this long road trip in one day and I hear, “Mom, I’m hungry” on repeat the entire day. Thanks goodness I’m prepared! Read more …


If you have ever traveled through Nebraska on I-80, I’m sure you have seen the giant Kearney Archway in Kearney, Nebraska that stretches above the Interstate. But, have you actually stopped at the Kearney Archway and taken the tour? We’ve passed by it on many road trips and this year we decided to finally stop Read more


This is a guest post from LeAnna Brown from WellTraveledNebraskan.com. Read her first guest post to learn how to Travel Hack and travel the world for cheap. Before we had kids, I often was told “Ok, that’s all great, but you’ll see once you have kids!” Well guess what? We’ve added to our caravan and Read more


Ready to explore the great state of Nebraska this summer? Join The Nebraska Passport program from the Nebraska Tourism Commission for a chance to visit Nebraska’s hidden gems AND win fantastic prizes. The Passport includes 70 unique stops and adventures throughout Nebraska. Simply collect stamps at each stop you visit for a chance at great Read more

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I am so excited to introduce you to some amazing Nebraska authors today. All four of us are established bloggers and have released exciting new books this year. If you are wondering what there is to do in Nebraska or want to learn more about Nebraska history, you won’t want to miss these books. My new books aren’t Nebraska related, but will help you save money so you can travel and enjoy all the places mentioned in these books.

Keep reading for a chance to win a Kindle Fire 7 tablet to read all your new books! Read More…


This is part one of two part guest post from LeAnna Brown from WellTraveledNebraskan.com After living abroad for 6 years and exploring over 40 countries, my passport is well loved, my walls filled with memories of adventures across the globe and it’s not uncommon to get a text from my Mom asking “Where are you Read more


Family Fun in Bellevue, Nebraska

Bellevue has some amazing fun for kids! Our city of 50,000+, just South of Omaha, has unique and exciting places to visit. I’ve raised all three of my kids in Bellevue and here are 16 places we enjoy visiting as a family. Next time you’re wondering what to do with the kids in Bellevue, check Read more


Editor’s Note – Updated April 2021.  Some of you may know I actually live in Bellevue, Nebraska just south of Omaha. What you may not know is that our town of 50,000+ residents has some AMAZING locally owned restaurants. In fact, most of the restaurants in Bellevue are locally owned and it was really hard Read more


Top Hiking Trails in Nebraska!

Are you looking for a healthy activity to do with your family? Why not try hiking? Hiking is a great way to exercise, spend time with your family and enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer! Did you know that the great state of Nebraska has a wonderful selection of beautiful hikes to spend Read more