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 […]

Who needs Route 66? Nebraskans can get their kicks along the Lincoln Highway

Nebraska is one of the states chosen to host a portion of the Lincoln Highway – the first transcontinental highway in the United States. US Highway 30 runs the entire state, from Blair on the east side to past Sidney, near the Wyoming border. The Nebraska section of Highway 30 is among the longest in the country, […]

Our adventure with the Nebraska Passport program

With about 45 days left, Nebraskans continue to travel around the state and visit spots to get that important stamp in the 2015 Nebraska Passport program. We’re (meaning Lisa) no different. We likely aren’t going to challenge anyone for the grand prize in October, but we’ve made a dent. The passport program highlights 80 businesses […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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