Made In The Midwest: 6 Things I Love About My JORD Wooden Watch

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!

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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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Surviving The Midwest Polar Vortex 2019: Think -3c is Cold? Try -53c!

There’s nothing that a British person loves more than to moan about the weather.  It’s in our blood.  So you can imagine my joy (using the term loosely) when I discovered that Iowa was going to be hit with wind chill temperatures of -50c.  All those people back home on my Twitter and Facebook feeds going “It’s -6c/21f!! I’ve never been so cold in my whole life!!”…and I’m sat here like “…well…hold my tea, I’ve got news for you!”.  Ladies and gentlemen I give you the Midwest Polar Vortex 2019.

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Goat Yoga in Iowa at Coco’s Ranch near Cedar Rapids!

Goga. Yep, goat yoga is very much a thing and it’s absolutely BRILLIANT.  I first discovered it watching the local Iowa news and within an hour or so I had booked myself onto a session.  I’ve become obsessed with yoga since moving to the States and you can’t deny that baby goats are ridiculously cute, so it seemed like the perfect combination!

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The Best Viewpoints in Dubuque Iowa

Because of geographical location of Dubuque Iowa, there are plenty of opportunities to get ‘up high’ and experience some of Dubuque’s vantage points!  Sitting along the banks of the Mississippi River, it is possible to see 3 States (Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin) at once from the majority of these viewpoints!

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Skiing In Iowa USA: A Guide To Iowa Ski Resorts

One thing that surprised me the most when I moved to Iowa, was that there was actually a ski resort! I’m sure I’m not the only one that would assume that Iowa equalled flat and all corn fields…how wrong was I!  Skiing in Iowa is most definitely a thing!

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10 Best Restaurants in Dubuque Iowa (Recommended By A Local)!

Live in Dubuque Iowa or visiting the area?  It’s easy to get wrapped up in just eating at the large chain restaurants, they are near all the biggest shopping areas, with the largest car parks.  But you’re missing out!  There are plenty of independent restaurants in Dubuque in the Downtown Area that are well worth visiting!  Here are some of my favourites (recommended for choice and quality of food and good service)!

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