Made In The Midwest: 6 Things I Love About My JORD Wooden Watch ($100 Gift Code Competition!)

For the past 12 years, I have worn a watch every. single. day.  This goes back to when I signed up to work on a summer camp and a watch was one of the requirements.  I honestly think my arm would feel naked if I didn’t wear one now and I couldn’t imagine not having the time right there on my wrist!  My latest watch is a Walnut and Midnight Blue ‘Cora Polaris’ wood watch by JORD.  This unique timepiece has some really cool features, I share 6 things that I love about my JORD wooden watch below!  At the end of the post, I’ll be giving one of my readers a $100 gift code to put towards your own JORD wood watch or another one of their products!

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Tips And Things To Do In Wisconsin Dells For Adults!

I spend all week working with children so not being funny, during my time off, I appreciate adult time!  I was slightly worried that staying at a big family resort in the Wisconsin Dells it may be over run with kids and not suitable for adults, but it was OK! In this Wisconsin Dells for adults guide, I share with you some of the tips and tricks and things to do in Wisconsin Dells for adults!

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3 Awesome Caves In Iowa That You Should Explore!

Something that surprised me was the amount of caves there are in Iowa!  There’s a stereotypical assumption that Iowa is flat and just full of corn fields, so discovering that there were caves was an interesting find.  In this post I share 3 cave locations that can be found in East Iowa which all offer completely different experiences!

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River Tubing at Manchester Water Park in Iowa!

I’ve been river tubing in Iowa several times now.  You literally grab a rubber ring and go floating down a river for a couple of hours.  But did you know that Iowa is home to 2 whitewater parks that are completely free to visit?  There’s one in Charles City and a second in Manchester!  The area surrounding the Manchester Water Park has recently been renovated and makes for a fun afternoon adventure!

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Hotel Grinnell Iowa Review: A Cool Stay In A Converted High School!

The Hotel Grinnell in Grinnell Iowa, is located in what was a former junior high school building that dates back to 1921.  The school was in operation until the late 1970’s but has now been transformed into a modern hotel with 43 bedrooms and suites, a restaurant and bar, a ballroom and a theatre!

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The Best Amusement Parks In The Midwest USA

It’s summer! And that means that the theme parks in the Midwest once again open their gates for thrill seekers to get their adrenaline fixes!  I think the Midwest gets a little overlooked when it comes to USA theme parks, with the masses flocking to the likes of Orlando or California (Disney, I’m looking at you…) but do you know what, the Midwest has some beasts for rollercoasters with the added benefit of reasonably priced tickets and line wait times being shorter!  Win win! I teamed up with some fellow travel bloggers to share with you some of the best amusement parks in the Midwest!

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A Glamping & Cave Exploration Adventure at Spook Cave Iowa!

My childhood years were spent touring around various campgrounds in the UK, it was always the highlight of my summer.  As I got older I even thought about getting my towing license so I could pull a caravan (failing that I really wanted a camper van).  In the UK people my age don’t have the ‘grandfather rights’ to tow above a certain weight and have to take a test…I believe in the USA anyone can tow automatically.  But now with the growing popularity of ‘glamping‘, it lets you have the camping experience without the need on having to pull your own accommodation to the campground!  I visited Spook Cave and Campground, just outside of McGregor in East Iowa and stayed in their ‘Hut’ cabin.  Here’s why Spook Cave should be on your Iowa bucket list!

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