Iowa City Restaurants: Vue Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

The Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Iowa City opened in October 2017 and is home to the Vue Rooftop Bar and Restaurant, one of only a handful of rooftop bars in the Midwest. It is located on the 12th floor of the hotel and offers views across Iowa City from 3 sides!

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The Ultimate Iowa Gift Guide

One thing I’ve noticed about living in Iowa is just how PROUD people are to come from this State!  So I have trawled through Amazon punching in lots of different keywords to bring you my favourite finds for the Ultimate Iowa Gift Guide!  If you’re looking for a last minute Iowa themed gift, I think I’ve got you covered 🙂

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Tips For Crystal Ball Photography

As if I needed anymore camera gear!  I now use my iPod, iPhone, Canon Powershot (point & shoot), GoPro Hero 3, DJI Spark Drone, all the necessary mounts and travel tripods and now I’ve added an 80mm Crystal Ball (or Spherical Lens) to the collection and I love it…even though it does weigh the same as a baby elephant…Here are some of my tips for Crystal Ball photography!

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Expat Life: The Truth About Driving in America

I was a delivery driver in the UK.  I spent hours every week stuck in traffic, driving a manual (stick shift) vehicle, driving along country lanes, navigating roundabouts…I thought I had seen and experienced a lot when it comes to driving and was fairly confident in my abilities.  That was until I moved to America.  Here I share some of the truths about driving in America (especially from a British expat’s perspective)!

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The Dubuque Millwork District – The Coolest Area in Dubuque, IA!

There are lots of places in the USA that stand abandoned.  Once upon a time, the Millwork District in Dubuque was one of those places.  The milling factories closed up and left the brick buildings empty and unused, but not anymore!  The Millwork District is one of my favourite places in Downtown Dubuque.

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Flying a DJI Spark Drone Without A Controller

I don’t remember the last time I was so excited about buying something that wasn’t a plane ticket!  I’ve wanted a drone for a while and after deciding against buying one of the cheap pocket drones, I opted for the DJI Spark…which is still tiny…but amazing.  I was worried that as a newbie pilot I would be awful at flying it but it was fairly easy to pick up!

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Long Distance: Ways To Keep In Contact

As an Expat, obviously one of the main ways that I communicate with the people back home is via the internet…Facebook, FaceTime, Email.  But then some of my family members, such as Grandparents, aren’t as up to date with technology!  So for me, I’m a huge fan of sending physical mail!

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Tips for Visiting Belize!

Belize, a tiny little country in Central America, sandwiched between Mexico and Guatemala.  It was on my bucket list for years after watching Steve Irwin’s TV shows where he’d explore the Belize Barrier Reef, the 2nd largest in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.  I finally made it there and now I’m here to share my tips!

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