Find your ‘Legendary’ in North Dakota – #MWTravel Chat May 3rd 2017

Join us on Wednesday, May 3rd, at 11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET for the Midwest Travel Twitter Chat #MWTravel. Find your “Legendary” in Travel North Dakota. From outdoor adventures to quirky roadside attractions, from stepping back in time to discovering the foodie delights to be found in the many towns along the way, North Dakota […]

Stars align – Planet Comicon rolls into Kansas City April 28-30

Thousands of fans, dozens of celebrities and hundreds of cosplayers will descend on to Kansas City in less than a week in one of the Midwest’s largest and most popular comic cons. Planet Comicon will host its 19th convention at Kansas City’s downtown convention center April 28-30. What started as a small gathering in 1999 […]

Live #MWTravel Chat featuring Hamilton County, Indiana

Join us on Wednesday, April 19th, at 11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET for the Midwest Travel Twitter Chat #MWTravel. We’ll be chatting live from the Hamilton County offices and sharing all the fun, food and more that we’ve experienced the two days before. From trying our hand at archery and horseback riding to touring the […]

Take a hike – It’s National Walking Day

Happy National Walking Day! Where will your feet take you today? I am a bit of a geek when it comes to tracking my steps. Since 2007, I’ve tracked every step I’ve taken. I even have spreadsheets that I use to track the steps, miles, activity minutes and calories burned. Since March 1, 2007, when […]

Midwest Travel Chat featuring Charles City, Iowa

Discover the natural beauty, art, food, history and adventures to be found in our next featured Midwest destination. From navigating rapids to exploring the unique luxury cabins of Red Cedar Lodge, surprises abound in Charles City, Iowa. It is also our next featured destination for the Midwest Travel Twitter Chat on Wednesday, April 5th, at […]

Tis the season: My favorite Christmas songs

Everyone has their favorite holiday song, be it traditional or contemporary. I’ve thought about what my favorite songs are this time of the year. You know, the ones you HAVE to hear or it’s not the holiday music season. Starting with my favorite and then listing the rest of my top 10 (not in any […]

Never Run Out of Things to Do and Save with Groupon

Disclosure: Groupon has sponsored this post. However, we were already fans of Groupon and all opinions and views are ours. Tim and I have heard it more than a few times from some of our friends and co-workers, “We’re not sure what we’re going to do this weekend.” We are pretty sure that they haven’t checked out […]

Blogversary: Has it really been five years?

It all started with a fall foliage trip to southeastern Nebraska. It seems weird that we’re celebrating our fifth anniversary as The Walking Tourists. From posting trip and weekend outing photos on Facebook to sharing our adventures on a blog, it’s been a fun and challenging ride. As a one-time journalist, I thought I had […]

October Midwest Travel Twitter Chat – Kinseth Hospitality

Patio at the Homewood Suites West Des Moines – photo provided by Kinseth Hospitality Disclaimer: Thanks to Kinseth Hospitality for sponsoring this post and the October Midwest Travel Twitter Chat.  All opinions and views are ours. Warm and inviting spaces, great food and hospitality are what Kinseth Hospitality delivers at its hotel and restaurant locations throughout the Midwest and […]

Pulaski County is home to US’ only Z Loft Hotel

Whether you’re spending a couple of nights or visiting long-term in the Waynesville/St. Robert area in Pulaski County, the Z Loft Hotel offers a comfortable, modern stay. The hotel is one of only two in the world for the franchise. We had the privilege of staying at the Z Loft during our visit to the […]

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