Small Town USA | Things To Do 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). It makes 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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Enchanted Acres Pumpkin Patch | Pumpkin Patches in Iowa USA

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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Lake Michigan Beaches USA: 10 Best Lake Michigan Beach Towns!

I still find it hard to believe that a lake has beaches…and waves!  Growing up by the English coast, it’s a given that the sea comes with sand and a tide. Lakes are usually surrounded by mud and grass, but not Lake Michigan! The sheer size of it is crazy. It’s 307 miles long and 118 miles wide, it has a total shoreline of 1640 MILES.  Putting this into perspective, the whole coastline of the UK is 7723 miles! Lake Michigan borders 4 US states: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Each state is home to various Lake Michigan beaches and beach towns that you should visit!

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