Midwest Things to see and do Travel Articles

 
The Midwest Road Trip Travel Guide – The Top Five Ways to Get a Nosebleed in the Midwest – Midwest, USA
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 […]
The Midwest Road Trip Travel Guide – Indiana’s Weird Museums – Indiana, Midwest, 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 […]
The Midwest Road Trip Travel Guide – West Baden Springs National Historic Landmark – Indiana, Midwest, USA
West Baden Springs National Historic Landmark West Baden Springs, Indiana, USA West Baden Springs National Historic Landmark Location: West Baden Springs, Indiana Equipment: Appetite for history Time: 2 hours from Evansville (by bus) Cost: $10/adult tour What was once a spa hotel is now a tourist destination in central Indiana. West Baden Springs National Historic […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Attractions – Chicago, Illinois, USA
Attractions Chicago, Illinois, USA Chicago must have something pretty special to draw visitors from all over the world, not to mention keep the three million plus who call the city ‘home’ in place. Chicago’s special something isn’t that mysterious, though; the secret is having a little bit of everything. There’s plenty of shopping, there are […]
10 (Plus 2) Things I Love About Indianapolis – Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
10 (Plus 2) Things I Love About Indianapolis – Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 10 (Plus 2) Things I Love About Indianapolis Indianapolis, Indiana The sky above Broad Ripple, #7 on John’s list. I would never want to live anywhere but Indianapolis, Indiana. I’ve lived across the United States and no place has ever tempted me to stay. Denver had the allure of the Rocky Mountains, Ann Arbor had […]