Floatation Therapy – My Float Tank Experience at Float & Fly in Dubuque, Iowa!

I’m all for trying unique experiences and when I first heard about floatation therapy and float tanks, I had to try it out!  I had seen something similar in a hotel lobby in Las Vegas a while back, it was a kind of water bed in a pod which moved in a way that massaged you.  This is a little different though, a float tank is like a giant bath filled with a saline/epsom salt salution which allows you to float in just a few inches of water, similar to the dead sea!

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Winter Glamping Girlfriend Getaway: Red Cedar Lodge Iowa Cabin Rentals

In December, me and some of my Midwest Travel Blogging buddies were invited to Red Cedar Lodge in Charles City Iowa, for a winter glamping girlfriend getaway in their beautiful cabins along the Cedar River!

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A Guide To Dubuque Iowa Breweries

Currently there are 3 breweries in Dubuque Iowa: Dimensional Brewing Co, 7 Hills Brewing and Jubeck New World Brewing.  They cover a good spread of the Downtown Dubuque area so here’s my guide to each brewery!

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Dubuque Christmas Events To Get You In The Christmas Spirit: Iowa

As an expat, there’s not many typical American ‘holidays’ that I celebrate, we don’t have Thanksgiving or the 4th of July in England and Halloween is no where near on the same scale that it is here!  HOWEVER, I have spent my whole life celebrating Christmas!  So here are some Dubuque Christmas events in East Iowa that you should check out this year!

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Top Midwest State Parks For Adventure

Since living in the Midwest, I’ve discovered the joy of State Parks.  Think of National Parks (such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone etc) only on a much smaller scale and they are usually free to enter!  The state DNR (Department of Natural Resources) are in charge of maintaining the state parks and their websites will have handy information about visiting and any current park closures etc.  Some may have a bit of a lakefront, a camp ground, walking trails or just simply be a woodland area that offers a means to escape and find some people.  I’ve come across some state parks though that have had something a little extra about them, making them a little more unique compared to some of the others!  So in this post I share my top Midwest State Parks that are perfect for adventurous travellers!

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Appreciating Small Town USA Tourism in Sheffield Iowa

Since moving to the USA, I’ve had to rely on visiting small towns to get my travel fix.  I’m 3 and a half hours away from the nearest two large cities (Chicago and Des Moines), which make just trying to get to the airport a chore.  In the UK I was spoilt living 20 minutes from one of London’s airports, I could get from my front door and to a major city IN ANOTHER COUNTRY within 3 and a half hours.  I can’t even drive across a state in that time!  So if I want to get away for a quick weekend break, I’ve had to train myself to view anywhere and everywhere as a tourist destination, no matter how big or how small.

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Pumpkin Patches in Iowa (North East)

As a Brit, pumpkin patches are a bit of a new concept for me.  We have corn mazes back home but pumpkin patches are certainly not something that I grew up ‘around’ as such.  Since living in America, I have been to 2 pumpkin patches in Iowa, both completely different from each other.  For the readers that may not have been to one before, imagine a farm shop selling pumpkins and other homemade goods such as jam/jelly with the addition of a farm style type ‘theme park’, and you won’t be far off!

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Fun Things To Do In The Cedar Falls/Waterloo Area – Iowa

If you’re looking for a fun, adventurous getaway in Iowa, the Waterloo and Cedar Falls area should be on your radar!  Waterloo is predominantly known for its connection to John Deere, the iconic green and yellow tractors have been manufactured in Waterloo for 100 years!  But did you know there are some great outdoor adventures to be had in the Cedar Falls and Waterloo area?!

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