Jenny Davis Travel Articles

 
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Eat, Drink, Stay – Chicago, Illinois, USA
Eat, Drink, Stay Chicago, Illinois, USA No matter where you’re headed, you’re going to need the basics. Chicago offers a broad range of accommodations for the hungry, the thirsty, and the weary; there’s something for most wallets – although you may have to hunt to find a genuine deal – and tastes in every category. […]
Indiana’s Weird Museums – Indiana, USA
Indiana’s Weird Museums Indiana, USA There’s something about the obscure and unusual that makes Hoosiers proud. You won’t find the World’s Largest Ketchup bottle anywhere else, for example. Celebrities who were born around here, whether they have since forsaken their homelands or not, as many have, are made into excuses to sell souvenirs and draw […]
Cutesy Cabins – Petosky, Michigan, USA
Cutesy Cabins Petoskey, Michigan, USA Petoskey, Michigan Equipment: Changes of clothes, camera Time: 10 hours driving from Indianapolis, Indiana, 3-4 days there, 10 hours back Cost: $Very little but for souvenirs/ferry fare What does it mean to be approached by a man with his right hand held out in high-five position, the other hand pointing […]
Making the Midwest Unique – Midwest, USA
Making the Midwest Unique Midwest, USA Travelers don’t usually think of culture shock in terms of different parts of the same country. And it’s true that I, a native Midwesterner, can function perfectly well on both the east coast and the west coast as far as day-to-day activities go. But as I get older and […]
Blossom Music Center – Ohio, USA
Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA Blossom Music Center Driving Time: Just over six hours from Bloomington, Indiana Total Mileage: 350+ from Bloomington, Indiana For my birthday a few years ago, my very cool sister gave me two tickets to see the band Radiohead in concert. That was by far the best birthday present […]