Looking for a fabulous lake getaway in the Midwest? A Lake of the Ozarks vacation offers more activities than you imagine! Lake of the Ozarks plays host to more than 5 million visitors each year, with a large percentage of those travelers planning their trip during the warm summer months and into fall for the […]
If you live in the Midwest just the mention of Door County, Wisconsin brings visions of towering pines, cool lake breezes, and outdoor adventure of all types. Click Here to pin this to your Midwest Travel board! While the county has long been a getaway for Chicagoans escaping the city for a different view of […]
I can remember reading the ‘Little House’ books by Laura Ingalls Wilder over and over again as a child growing up in southwest Iowa. I never tired of Laura’s stories of life on the western frontier. And though I knew Laura’s story was (mostly) true it never occurred to me that I could visit the places […]
As my daughters get older and find their own interests, activities, and life outside my orbit, I’ve been trying to focus more on my relationship with my husband. Too often it is easy to let life roll along, day in and day out, a kiss goodbye in the morning, a brief chat over dinner, but […]
My too short but food filled trip revealed Door County restaurants by the dozens, with something to please even the pickiest of palates. If you’ve never visited Door County, Wisconsin you may be wondering just what type of food you can expect to find. You might have heard about the Lake Michigan Whitefish or famous […]
Last Updated on August 7, 2019 The signs, at first many miles apart, begin to appear as you cross the border into South Dakota. As your journey continues toward the heart of the prairie, the signs become more frequent. Wall Drug signs As the buildup of signs continues you are drawn to exit I-90 at […]
As I tried to imagine westward settlers viewing this area for the first time, all I could think was that to many it would seem that the flat, grassy prairie gave way to an otherworldly landscape of buttes and bluffs filled with animals they had never seen before.
I wasn’t at the Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchison, Kansas to learn more about the aviatrix’s early childhood, or even to explore the town, though I did both during my visit. I was there to meet two ladies from Derry (Londonderry), Ireland, the accidental landing point of the first successful female nonstop solo flight – […]
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Originally written 4/11/2011 – Updated 4/12/2018 The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago has earned its reputation as one of the country’s greatest museums- and rightfully so. But there are just a few things I wish I had known before we visited. Tips for Buying Your Tickets at the Field Museum We visited the […]