Jenny Davis Travel Articles

 
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]