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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 – 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 […]
West Baden Springs National Historic Landmark
What was once a spa hotel is now a tourist destina
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]