Kinkaider Brewing Co. in Broken Bow, Nebraska

A very filling agritourism progressive meal from the Plains Safaris conference

I went on my first agritourism progressive meal today. Let me just say, I’m now a big fan. Ann and I are attending the Plains Safaris: A conference on tourism and conservation in the Great Plains in Kearney, Nebraska, this week.  When I saw that one of the pre-conference field trip options was an agritourism […]

Continue reading…

The Blue Whale of Catoosa

Our Route 66 stop at The Blue Whale of Catoosa near Tulsa, Oklahoma

Sometimes when I travel, something catches my eye and an obsession is born. It usually doesn’t take long to convince Ann to go along when I explain what we’ll be doing. For instance, one of these obsessive desires took us to Tabacon Hot Springs in Costa Rica where we could sit, surrounded by the beautiful rainforest, […]

Continue reading…

April Fool's blog post

Our crazy flight from Miami to Houston blog post: How we did it!

Last week, we shared THIS POST about a horrible flight Ann and I had from Miami to Houston. If you have not read it, click on the link and check it out. I’ll wait. . . . OK, now that you’re back, you realize that the whole thing was a hoax! But if you’re like […]

Continue reading…

So gross

See what landed in my wine on our first-class flight from Miami last week

Here’s the story. After one month; two countries; three flights; four days in a hospital; five time changes; six states; and 5,000+ miles, we were beyond ready to board our final flight and begin our journey home last week. We were finishing up a wonderful month-long trip that included a national track and field meet […]

Continue reading…

This week marks our fourth blogiversary.

At least for us, blogging is more about relationships and not just the numbers

This week marks the fourth year of our travel blog, Postcard Jar, and we can’t thank you enough for following along on our journeys. Since we wrote that very first blog post from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, we’ve been collecting all kids of data and analytics to gauge the success of our blog. […]

Continue reading…

Plains Safaris conference

Join us in Kearney, Nebraska, for the Plains Safaris conference April 18-20

We are excited to announce that we’ve been asked to speak at what is sure to be an incredible ecotourism symposium in April called Plains Safaris. That’s right Plains Safaris. If you’ve followed our blog for any time at all, you know that we live in a small, rural community in southeast Nebraska and we […]

Continue reading…

Traveling in Tulsa

Wichita, Pawhuska, Tulsa, and Pittsburg: Our road trip through Kansas & Oklahoma

We are on the road again through Kansas and Oklahoma for a variety of reasons. Earlier this week, we headed back to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to look for apartments for our daughter, Meghan. She was recently accepted into the accelerated nursing program at Oklahoma University and will be attending school there for 14 months, beginning this June. […]

Continue reading…

Swimming in a Cenote at Ik Kil

Our swim in Cenote Ik Kil in Mexico

I had no idea what a cenote was before our cruise to Mexico. In fact, I don’t even think I’d ever even heard the word. But I signed up to swim in one, anyway, because travel is about adventure, right? After leaving Chichén Itzá, we made a short drive over to Cenote Ik Kil. On […]

Continue reading…

Chichén Itzá, Mexico

Our first wonder of the world: Chichén Itzá

It may surprise you that despite spending most of my career as a public school administrator, I was actually an anthropology major in college. Yes, that’s right, I majored in anthropology and am not ashamed to admit that I’m an archaeology geek. I loved the semesters I spent studying the Mesoamerican cultures and their histories. So, when […]

Continue reading…

How we spent our Valentine’s Day

We love being home together on Valentine’s Day. Typically, we spend the evening cooking together while listening 80’s love songs and then enjoy a nice dinner by candlelight. This year, our Valentine’s Day celebration started a bit earlier in the day, as we were invited to give a lunch presentation to the PEP (People Encouraging People) […]

Continue reading…