ecological travel

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center- a sustainable hotel

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I’ve never stayed at a teaching hotel, but I would surely stay again.  I stayed at the hotel while on a FAM Trip to Cedar Rapids and loved every minute.  One night, one walk through The Hotel at Kirkwood Center and it is easy to see why they are an American Auto Association 4 Diamond […]

A Farm Tour in Christian County

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A couple things, one did you know that a cool way to see the country side and learn what’s what in your area is to check out your local Farm Bureau and see what tours and events they have to offer?  I did not until my cousin Carrie Steinweg sent me a message asking how […]

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Maldaner’s Restaurant has been the place to go for special occasions for generations.  Established in 1884, this is one of, if not Springfield’s oldest locally owned restaurants.  Located downtown, this is a place loved by locals and tourists alike.  It is a place I remember as a special date place, after marriage, a great anniversary […]

The Channel Islands and a whale watching trip!

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Before heading out to Oxnard, California to the North American Travel Journalist (NATJA) conference I picked up a book by Susan Casey titled, The Devil’s Teeth, A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks. While the book didn’t talk about the Channel Islands, but the Farallon Islands, they too were off the […]