• Lauritzen Gardens - over a 100 acres of flowers.

    Travel: Lauritzen Gardens

    Lauritzen Gardens – one of Omaha’s awesome sights. This place is huge! More than 100 acres of lush beautiful flowers and plants. Grab the sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sunhat – then check out the grounds. What I love about visiting gardens in other climates is seeing the various flowers that flourish in different environments. We saw a lot of flowers and plants that we have at home, but others that we couldn’t possibly grow in zone 4a, yet I’d say we’re a 3b. Omaha, just…

  • Omaha Zoo - one of the world's best zoos.

    Travel: Omaha Zoo

    The Omaha Zoo – one of the world’s best zoos. From the aquarium to the giraffe habitat, this place is awesome. A must see if you’re ever in Omaha. First, my favourite experience of the whole zoo was the giraffe habitat. I did a whole separate post on it, yet here are a couple of photos for you to sneak a peek. The aquarium is also worth checking out. Not only will you get to escape from the sun, yet you’ll also get to see…

  • Scott Aquarium - a great adventure in Omaha!

    Travel: Scott Aquarium

    Scott Aquarium – one of the features at the Omaha Zoo. This place is full of underwater creatures, some beautiful colours, and breathtaking plants. Let’s check out some of the photos from the aquarium. First, the aquarium is a nice break from the heat. We visited in late July, early August when the temperature was in the high 30s with around 80-85% humidity – talk about hot! Scott Aquarium The underwater colours are amazing – I’m often caught off guard by how colourful plants are…

  • Artists Cooperative Gallery - a hidden gem in Old Market, Omaha.

    Travel: Artists Cooperative Gallery

    Artists Cooperative Gallery is an eclectic gallery in Old Market, Omaha. If you’re looking for inspiration, or want to check out some great local art, or perhaps are looking for a one-of-a-kind piece, then check out the Artists Cooperative Gallery. You’ll be happy you did! Artists Cooperative Gallery Bryce and I visited the Old Market on our recent trip to Omaha and we walked past the Artists Cooperative Gallery a few times and then decided to go in. We often shop for art during our…

  • Giraffe Habitat at the Omaha Zoo - one of the best experiences ever!

    Travel: Giraffe Habitat

    The Giraffe Habitat at the Omaha Zoo is an amazing experience. For $5.00, yes five dollars, you can feed a giraffe. This sweet girl is Lolo, she’s an 8-year-old giraffe who loves to eat. Lolo is the coolest. Before they let you in (only one group at a time) the go over some rules. One, don’t touch the giraffe. Two, don’t make any sudden movements, be calm and talk softly. Three, if she takes the whole branch, don’t reach for it! I held onto that…

  • Old Market Omaha - the historic downtown filled with character.

    Travel: Old Market

    Old Market in Omaha is full of brick streets, brick buildings, and old charm. From local coffee shops, to an awesome art scene, this place is full of delicious eats and pubs. Let’s check out some photos. Old Market Our hotel, we stayed at the Courtyard Marriott, was about 2 blocks away, just on the other side of The River Front. So we spent a lot of time in Omaha’s historic area. We had dinners here, got lunch, and even at ice cream a few…

  • The River Front in Downtown Omaha - the city's newest park!

    Travel: The River Front

    The River Front is downtown Omaha’s newest park! It opened in early July and we enjoyed the park just about every day. From sculptural art to slides, this park has it all! Check out some of our photos below. The River Front You can see The River Front from our hotel, and it’s full of these ponds where people race remote controlled boats. The benches on the far side are often filled with people enjoying coffee, reading books, or scrolling on their phones. It’s peaceful.…