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 […]

Road Trip Plans, Part 2: Missouri attractions – Check out the Show Me State

  This is second in a three-part series. Missouri has much to offer visitors. Here is a look at a few of the Missouri attractions we like. Kansas City Kansas City’s Union Station is hosting the Pro Football hall of Fame exhibit for its last weekend. The exhibit is open through Sept. 7th. You can […]

Festivals and celebrations to warm Midwest’s summer months

Summer means lots of festivals and special events. Most communities have music and art festivals. However, we have learned that our Midwestern brethren celebrate a lot of different things. The Midwestern summer season kicks off with a somber observance. Springfield, Illinois, will be the site of the 150th observance of the assassination of President Abraham […]

Arbor Day has roots in Nebraska; Tree beauty abounds

Warren Buffett is credited with saying “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree long ago.” How many of us even think about a tree’s life when we see them or take a rest under the shade? I know I’ve been among the many who complain during the Fall when leaves […]

February Midwest Twitter Chat – Cape Girardeau, MO – #MWTravel

Our February #MWTravel Twitter chat will feature Cape Girardeau, MO.  Located along the mighty Mississippi River banks in SE Missouri, Cape Girardeau offers great history and natural outdoor beauty.  You can take a stroll downtown for antique shopping and yummy foodie finds or take a driving tour of sites seen in the movie “Gone Girl.” […]

Midwest Travel Inspiration – Giveaway

As we mark our third anniversary of travel blogging, we’ve seen and learned so much about Midwestern influence on American history. From Abe Lincoln’s Springfield IL to the river boats of the Mississippi in Cape Girardeau to Buffalo Bill in North Platte, the Midwest has so much to offer for visits and sightseeing. Springfield, IL […]

Bollinger Mill dates back to early 19th century

Bollinger Mill is so much more fun to visit during summer than fighting ice in the parking lot during the winter. This marked our second visit to the mill site this year. The first visit was late in the day on one of the coldest days in the Cape Girardeau area this year. The original […]

Cape Girardeau is home to great dining options

I don’t know if it’s because it’s a river city, or borders the south, but Cape Girardeau has some outstanding dining options. And we took advantage of that! You can get pretty much any ethnic food you want. Chinese? Greek? Mexican? Cajun? Hamburgers and hot dogs? Yep, pretty much anything you can think to eat, […]

Cape Girardeau Holiday Inn Express is a comfortable stay

We prefer to stay at hotel chains we are comfortable with. During our travels, we have come to rely on specific chains as our go-to choices. Holiday Inn Express is one of those chains. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express during our stay in Cape Girardeau. We were not disappointed. The hotel was clean, […]

Cape Girardeau welcomes sculpture walk to downtown attractions

Cape Girardeau welcomed its first art sculpture walk this year. I’ve seen it done with other cities, and I think it helps the area, as well as “brighten” people’s day with some artistic beauty. The Cape sculpture walk features seven pieces on a seven-block route of Broadway, which is the city’s main street downtown. The […]

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