Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Challenge to Millennials: Find Your Park

Challenge to Millennials: Find Your Park

Apr 22, 2015

Like many people, sometimes I just need to get out of the city and spend some R&R being one with nature. For me, this often means hitting a trail near my house or heading to Raccoon River Park. I won’t lie — I rarely find myself hiking through a state or national park. Not because I don’t want to but because I simply forget that’s an option. A new...

My Favorite Des Moines Patios

My Favorite Des Moines Patios

Apr 13, 2015

You guys, the greatest season of all is finally here. And no, I’m not talking about baseball for you sports fans. It’s finally the perfect time of year for Des Moines’ patios. From dining in my own backyard to enjoying a cool drink on a warm afternoon, I absolutely love patio season. I’ve got a few personal favorites, plus I know some other popular...

Make Friends, Have Fun, Play Sports

Make Friends, Have Fun, Play Sports

Mar 18, 2015

The nice weather is making me itch—itch to be back with the team. Sure, I’m no pro athlete, but that doesn’t keep me from joining as many recreational sports leagues as I can. Growing up I played sports year round, and now as an adult, I’m happy that’s still available to me. In fact, I met many of my Des Moines friends by signing up for a softball...

Des Moines Performing Arts Announces Season Lineup

Des Moines Performing Arts Announces Season Lineup

Mar 10, 2015

With only a handful of shows left this season, Des Moines Performing Arts announced the lineup for its 2015-2016 season Monday night. For another year, they’ve put together a seriously awesome slate of performances. Each of the last five years I’ve lived in the metro, I’ve been amazed with the shows that come to town. They are the same shows you can catch...

Meetup New People in Greater Des Moines

Meetup New People in Greater Des Moines

Feb 11, 2015

Over the past five years, I have met many amazing people through the power of social networks, Twitter, specifically. As I’ve gotten older and hopefully more mature, how I use social networks has changed greatly. In my late twenties I was on multiple websites daily, and most of the time, all day. My life has changed and along with it, so have my relationships...