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 […]

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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) […]

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Crete High School language arts class

Why we went back to school this week!

For the first time in about nine months, I went back to the front of the classroom. No, I didn’t revert to my old middle school principal self, but Ann and I did spend a day working with all of the ninth grade Language Arts students at our town’s high school. It was an interesting […]

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5 things to do in Omaha when it's freezing by Postcard Jar travel blog

5 things to do in Omaha when it’s freezing

We planned an overnight trip to Omaha recently on what turned out to be one of those bone-chilling cold days we have here in the Midwest. The forecast called for snow showers, 30-mile-an-hour winds, and temperatures dropping to below zero that night. Instead of cancelling the trip, we made a bold decision and decided to […]

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Ann and Steve Teget of Postcard Jar

A gift from Nebraska Tourism and the most popular post from our home state

Yesterday we received a nice surprise in the mail from the Nebraska Tourism Commission Staff. As a thank-you for our help spreading the word about Nebraska’s tourism industry, they sent us two beautiful calendars and each page included … wait for it … a postcard! What a nice idea and a thoughtful gift. We enjoyed […]

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Most hilarious TripAdvisor manager responses

TripAdvisor’s most hilarious manager responses from Robert J. at Peppermill

With more than 500 million candid traveler reviews, TripAdvisor has quickly become a go-to online resource for many travelers, including us. We often roll into a new city with cell-phones in hand, searching for a top-10ish restaurant to stop for dinner. We typically look for local places with a 4 to 5 green-dot rating, at […]

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Smith Falls, Valentine, Nebraska

What’s not to love about Valentine?

Valentine, Nebraska is an easy place to love. And not just because of its name, either. When we took our trip around Nebraska this summer with my folks, we knew that one of our stops had to be Valentine. There is just so much to see and do in and around this city of only […]

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Fall foliage at Quarry Oaks Golf Course

How we drove 18 holes at Quarry Oaks Golf Club and didn’t lose a single ball

Yesterday, we drove carts through an entire 18-hole golf course and didn’t have to stop once to look for a lost ball. Only because we didn’t hit any. Not this time, anyway. This time, we didn’t have to tee off once. My sister, Laura, works for a memory care residence called CountryHouse and she invited […]

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Nebraska Sandhills

Don’t judge Nebraska until you’ve gotten off of I-80 and seen the Sandhills

There is nothing quite like getting off the interstate to help you get to know a place better, and nowhere is that more true than Nebraska. Our state has a reputation for being flat and boring because the interstate used by hundreds of thousands of people each year follows the Platte River valley. Head north off […]

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North Platte, Nebraska

Bull whips, the Wild West, and genuine hospitality – North Platte, Neb., has it all

Finally, I got to show my parents that 14-year-old me was right. On the second day of our trip across Nebraska this summer, we woke up at our hotel, mere steps from the place I’d wanted to go when I crossed the state with mom and dad 30 years earlier: Fort Cody Trading Post. Fort […]

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