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Chicago

Visit Chicago Like a Local: Download This Interactive Guide

A popular destination for many Iowan families is the Windy City: Chicago. Many Iowans find themselves spending a few days in this popular destination, one of the biggest major cities in the Midwest, especially during the summer months. Being a former resident of Chicago, I am often asked what to see and where to eat. I […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Summer in Iowa City

The Ultimate Guide to Summer in Iowa City – 2018

Is there anything more glorious than summertime in Iowa City?! From our world-renowned festivals and farmers' markets, to our bustling evenings of live music in the Ped Mall, there is a limitless supply of fun-in-the-sun for folks of all ages.  We want your summer to be as easy and breezy as a walk in the sunshine, [...]
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Bicycle Safety Tips From the Experts (+ Where to get Cheap Helmets!)

Warm weather is finally here, and kids all over the corridor are breaking out their bikes for some summer fun! Biking is a great outdoor activity for the whole family, but it comes with risks that are often overlooked. More children ages 5-14 go to emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries than with any other sport; […]

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As Nice as New: A Guide to Thrift, Consignment, and Secondhand Shops in the Iowa City Area

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of a thrift score. Uncovering a treasure at a bargain price not only saves you money, but is environmentally-conscious in that you are recycling already-manufactured goods. I rely on thrift stores to clothe my family and furnish my home, and also donate items regularly as well. Read on for […]

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2018 Citywide Garage Sales

Guide to 2018 Citywide Garage Sale Days

It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year in Eastern Iowa: the start of garage sale season! Below is your list of citywide garage sales across Johnson, Linn, Cedar, Muscatine, Washington, Iowa, and Benton counties. Happy shopping! Second Weekend of April Lone Tree – April 14 Third Weekend of April Blue Grass – […]

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The Easiest Way to Meal Plan

Organizing and planning come naturally to me. I use these skills to our advantage and have developed a foolproof meal planning strategy that has been working so incredibly well for our family. Even if you are not a type A mama like me, this can easily work for you! If you are ready to take […]

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