OMAHA, NE — With the pandemic keeping people at home, a lot of people are not taking vacation time from work. A new travel book may help encourage people to get out and go exploring.
Lisa and Tim Trudell have written about sites and attractions in Omaha as well as the best places to eat here, and now they have expanded their travel writing to the entire state of Nebraska.
Their new book, 100 Things To Do in Nebraska Before You Die, still includes the Omaha area, but also looks at a lot of fun things to do across the state.
“We really feel like there are a lot of unique attractions across the state and gems that people don’t really realize,” said Lisa Trudell.
The book came out at an unusual time, when the coronavirus pandemic hit. Despite that, the Trudells say there are lots of things in the book that are safe ways to get out of the house and stay inside Nebraska.
“There are things in the book and there are things around the state and places to visit safely," said Tim Trudell. "For instance, a lot of the state parks you can fish, you can hike, you can do a lot of activities where you aren’t necessarily around a lot of people.”
The Trudells say they hope the book will get people in eastern Nebraska to head west, and vice versa.
One of the fun things about the book are the off beat and the off the beaten trail attractions.
“One that pops into my head is the Museum of Shadows," said Tim Trudell. "It’s been named one of the best museums of the occult and the spiritual world in the world.”
From standard bearers like Chimney Rock and the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge to haunted hotels and incredible restaurants outside the metro area, the Trudells are hoping that their book expands everyone's curiosity to get to know the entire state.
If you would like to get the book, click here to visit the Trudells' website.