Jenny Davis Travel Articles

 
Mammoth Cave – Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky, USA
Mammoth Cave Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky, USA Tour of Mammoth Cave Equipment: Athletic shoes, light sweater Time: 2.5 hours/tour Cost: $11 adult Take a walk into the forest. Trees thick enough to block the sun overhead, bugs you can’t identify scurrying to flee your feet, and you’re suddenly subdued group of fellow explorers create […]
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Mammoth Camping – Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky, USA
Mammoth Camping Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky, USA One of the best things about living smack in the middle of Indiana is that I also live smack in the middle of, well, everything else in the Midwest. In this area, there are two general types of people: those who are content to make their backyard […]
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Introduction – USA
Introduction USA Road Trip (noun): a journey via automobile, sometimes unplanned or impromptu. Why road trip? Why not? It may be more culturally expansive to travel to far off countries and explore unfamiliar cultures than to hop in the car and head out for a couple of days, but when you get right down to […]
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Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari Amusement Park – Santa Claus, Indiana, USA
Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari Amusement Park Equipment: Empty Pepsi can, swimsuit and towel, athletic shoes Time: Less than two hours driving from Bloomington, IN, all day at the park Cost: $31.95/general admission to both parks (discounts available) Santa Claus, Indiana is a town that has always tried hard to live up to its name. […]
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Getting There – Chicago, Illinois, USA
Getting There Chicago, Illinois, USA By Plane There are two major airports that service Chicago directly: O’Hare International (800-832-6352) 10000 Bessie Coleman Drive O’Hare is huge. This is a very busy airport with a long standing reputation for being good at what it does. In 2003, a poll in the U.S. edition of Business Traveler […]
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Getting Around – Chicago, Illinois, USA
Getting Around Chicago, Illinois, USA The best way to get the Chicago experience is definitely on foot. Most attractions are within a reasonable enough distance to facilitate it, and there’s a lot to miss stuck in a vehicle – the famous wind, the smell of Lake Michigan, the street vendors… Driving a car is a […]
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Fall Festival – Evansville, Indiana, USA
Fall Festival Evansville, Indiana, USA The West Side Nut Club’s Fall Festival West Franklin Street, Evansville, Indiana Equipment: An empty stomach and a whole lot of patience Time: 2.5 hours driving from Bloomington, Indiana, 1-3 hours at the festival, 2.5 hours back Cost: ~$10 to eat and ride In a medium-sized city, mix the following: […]
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Out and About – Chicago, Illinois, USA
Out and About Chicago, Illinois, USA Tours: If you’re visiting the city for the first time, you might be interested in taking a guided tour to get your bearings. Tours are often specially designed to fit a lot of sightseeing into a little time, and because Chicago is such a big city, it can come […]
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Excursions – Chicago, Illinois, USA
Excursions Chicago, Illinois, USA Despite the never-ending possibilities for amusement a city the size of Chicago provides, you might still wish to get away and do some small-scale traveling while you’re in the area. What could there possibly be to do in the Midwest besides Chicago? If you’ve got a couple days, a ride, and […]
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The Top Five Ways to Get a Nosebleed in the Midwest
The Top Five Ways to Get a Nosebleed in the Midwest Midwest, USA A lot of people picture the Midwest as a vast, flat expanse of nothing in particular. Or, sometimes, people picture the Midwest as a vast, flat expanse of corn. I can’t argue with either, really. Having grown up here, I am the […]
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