Category Archives: Tourism

I can see CLEAR-ly now

photocredit: clearproject.net BY: RACHEL WUMKES Many years ago, before I lived in beautiful Clear Lake, I used to come up from Des Moines to visit.  Back then, Clear Lake wasn’t nearly as wonderful as it is today.  While I wanted to enjoy a cooling dip in the lake on a hot day, I just couldn’t get past...
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Hohn Earns Professional Guide Certification

AMES- Iowa State University recently announced that Clear Lake Tourism Director Libbey Hohn has earned the recognition of Certified Professional Guide. The Professional Guide Training and Certification program is the first of its kind in Iowa, specifically designed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community Development Specialists for staff and volunteers who deliver interpretive programs...
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Gearing up for the Tourist Season

photocredit: twitter.com BY: RACHEL SMITH It’s almost that time of year again.  The time where visitors flock to our area, often for lengthy visits.  The time where our streets are busier, where our population increases drastically.  Another spring, summer and fall are on the horizon, filled with fantastic events, camping fun, the 4th of July Extravaganza, and...
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Let’s Plan Something Fun!

    BY: RACHEL SMITH Last year, Americans left 705 million vacation days unused.  That’s more than a hundred-million-day increase over a few years ago. Bottom line – people work too much!  And in the over-worked, stressed-out, go-go-go world that we live in these days, it appears the opportunity for run and relaxation is there. We just don’t take it! SO...
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