10 things to do in Nebraska

Nebraska IS “The Good Life.” This is a very popular slogan with us. Nebraska has a lot of interesting attractions – both historical and cultural. Of course, most people probably recognize Nebraska as home to the Huskers or one of the world’s best zoos. But, we have a lot to offer. I recently made a […]

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 […]

March Midwest Twitter Chat – North Platte, NE #MWTravel

Our March #MWTravel Twitter chat will feature North Platte, NE.  Located in western Nebraska, North Platte offers great options for train lovers, families, western lovers and much more. North Platte also makes a great base for checking out some of western Nebraska’s other great treasures.  Join us to learn more about this, as well as some of […]

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 […]

Did you say FREE? Smithsonian Museum Day Live 2014

Interested in visiting a museum for free this Saturday, Sept. 27th? Museums across the Midwest (and across the country) are opening their doors to the public for free as part of Smithsonian Museum Day, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institutions.  Check out http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ for more details on getting your free ticket for a museum near you. […]

Lady Antebellum concert overcomes soggy delay

Lady Antebellum may have been the cherry on top the sundae that was Nebraskaland Days in North Platte. However, the concert featuring the country and pop sensation almost didn’t go for a second consecutive year. The band had to cancel its 2013 gig because lead singer Hillary Scott had her first baby. However, instead of […]

North Platte offers variety of food choices

Local cuisine is always high on our list when traveling. We visited a few local eateries during our visit to North Platte. We had heard about the Lincoln Highway Diner prior to our trip west. We arrived around lunch time, so thought we’d give it a try. Lisa ordered breakfast – a ham and cheese […]

North Platte’s America’s Best Value Inn offers comfy stay

It’s been awhile since I’ve stayed in a motel. But, during our recent trip to North Platte, we stayed at the America’s Best Value Inn. The inn is centrally located, just a couple blocks off the main street. It’s about a 15-minute drive from the farthest attraction – Buffalo Bill Ranch state park. The motel […]

North Platte-area home opens doors as Air BnB

Home away from home. Isn’t that what people want when traveling? To be as comfortable in their accommodations as they are at home? Well, think about trying an Airbnb. What is it? Simply, it’s a style of a bed and breakfast inn. People offer stays in their homes as part of the Airbnb network. We […]

Fort McPherson cemetery offers chance to pay respect to veterans

Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Neb., is the final resting place for veterans from the Indian Wars of the 1800s to the recent American military conflicts. The original fort was built in 1863 to help provide protection as pioneers moved west along the Mormon and Oregon trails. Soldiers also protected railroad workers from Native […]

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