Welcome to Spring

It’s here! It’s here! Not the new phone book (Steve Martin fans, smile). Spring. Spring time is upon us. Time to put away the heavy coats, mittens, scarves and galoshes. Time to break out the windbreaker, umbrellas and sneakers. Ah, yes, spring time. Does anything beat spring, with trees sprouting new leaves and new flowers […]

Presidents Day: Midwesterners who served in the White House

About a third of American Presidents (15 of 44) have Midwestern roots. Can you name them? Only kidding. The quiz comes at the end of the post. We’ve visited seven locations related to our presidents, with six of them belonging to the Midwest. In addition, Rapid City, SD, is home to Mount Rushmore, honoring four […]

Our tour of Chicago architecture

Chicago’s skyline is a who’s who among architectural designs. Considered the forefather of the skyscraper, the city has been a leader among building designs since the late 1800s. The first Chicago skyscraper was 10 stories. Today, Chicago’s skyline is considered one of the most impressive and beautiful in the world. For a person whose hometown […]

Looking forward to Midwest Travel Twitter Chat 2016 by looking back at 2015

When Sara of Travel with Sara and I started this chat last year, I honestly wasn’t sure what would happen. Along with Sara, Tim and I are very passionate about our love for travel and know there is so much to explore in our own backyard that is the Midwest. Tim and I had been to […]

Midwest celebrates its baseball

Baseball’s Fall Classic takes to the field this week. As Major League Baseball winds down with its final set of games, there’s no need to stop following America’s pastime. The Midwest is home to some great baseball attractions. Negro League Baseball Museum One of my favorite museums to visit is the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum […]

Road Trip Plans, Part 3: Hitting the big city or checking out history

This is the third in a three-part series… Getting away for three-day weekends seems to be the American way…or, at least, our way. If you like a road trip, here are a few spots to check out in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul The Twin Cities in Minnesota have always […]

June Midwest Twitter Chat – Chicago #MWTravel

Travel With Sara and The Walking Tourists are so excited to share the fun at our June Midwest Travel Chat using #MWTravel.  Our featured destination will be Chicago, IL. Our co-host Travel With Sara recently went to Chicago with some of her fellow #NorthIowa bloggers for a quick getaway.  She has some great posts about their experiences […]

Top 10 things to do in Chicago

Taking a look back at our last few visits to Chicago, we’ve come up with a list of our Top 10 favorite attractions in the “Windy City.” 1. Architecture tour. Take an architecture tour along the Chicago River. You’ll see varying building designs from gothic to 1960s mod style. Buildings you’ll see include the Tribune […]

Chicago ‘reflects’ well with Millennium Park

I fell in love with an attraction during a trip to Chicago. The Cloud Gate – better known as “The Bean” – is a bean-shaped sculpture that reflects the cityscape. The Bean is part of the larger Millennium Park. The park was built as part of Chicago’s Millennium celebration. It’s home to the Jay Pritzker […]

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