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 Iowa at Coco’s Ranch!

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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Visiting Lincoln Park Zoo, a Free Attraction in Chicago!

I was AMAZED to find out that Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago is completely free to visit!  It’s not unusual for city attractions to have a free day every now and then but Lincoln Park Zoo does it one better by being free 365 days a year!

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Supporting Local Businesses at the Dubuque Farmers Market – Iowa

The Dubuque Farmers’ Market first opened in 1858 and is the oldest in Iowa (after all, Dubuque is #WhereIowaStarted)!  The ‘Summer’ Market is open every Saturday from the beginning of May to the end of October between 7am – 12pm.  Currently the Market is located mainly on Iowa Street and spreads out down 11th, 12th and 13th Street.  Since it began, it has always been in or around the Dubuque City Hall!

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