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Summer in Waupaca and the Chain O' Lakes

Nestled among pristine spring-fed lakes, this beautiful tourist destination boasts endless outdoor recreational opportunities, a unique shopping scene, an assortment of dining to please every palate,

Midwest Travel: Geocaching in Galena, Illinois

Galena, Illinois has been on my Midwest Travel bucket list for quite some time. So, when we found ourselves with an open Sunday and the perfect weather for a summer road trip, we headed down to the No

Best Places to Skip Stones in Door County, Wisconsin

A summertime tradition passed down though the decades, skipping stones is a rite-of-passage for anyone living in a Great Lakes state. Because a certain type of stone is best for skipping—palm size, fl

Combine Nature and Cars During a Day Trip to Volo, Illinois

Volo, Illinois may be  a small town with a population of nearly 3,000, but it is certainly not small on family fun and is home to two attractions that make for a well-rounded  family day trip. The Vol

Midwest Travel: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

With 472,900-square feet, more than 120,000 artifacts, and over 1 million visitors each year, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is largest children’s museum in the world. Located north of downtown

Midwest Travel: Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo Located within the White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, to me the Indianapolis Zoo feels a bit like being in Central Park. Zoos usually aren't high on my places to visit,

Midwest Travel: Family Vacation in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis. AKA Indy, The Circle City, Crossroads of America, Naptown, The Racing Capital of the World, and Amateur Sports Capital of the World. Until last week, I had always been focused on getting

Midwest Travel: Family Vacation in Omaha, Nebraska

For those of us living in the Midwest, Omaha, Nebraska is centrally located, affordable, and offers a variety of four-season events and venues. The citizens are friendly and the food is homegrown—here

Midwest Travel: Starved Rock State Park, Utica, Illinois

Gateway to the 2,600 acre Starved Rock State Park, the region features sandstone canyons, seasonal waterfalls, and hiking trails galore. A beautiful four-season destination, Utica is closer than you m

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