Midwestern US

Sleep on a WWII Submarine at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum In Manitowoc
Sleep on a WWII Submarine at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum In Manitowoc

Sleep on a WWII Submarine at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum In Manitowoc

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc Wisconsin is a much cooler travel destination than the name suggests. If you’re into history, especially World War II history, you are going to love this place. And if you have kids, they are…

Find the World’s Best Pies in Hamilton County, Indiana
Find the World’s Best Pies in Hamilton County, Indiana

Find the World’s Best Pies in Hamilton County, Indiana

 On a stretch of U.S. Highway 31 through Hamilton County Indiana, just north of Indianapolis, you’ll drive past lots of cornfields and beautifully maintained farmsteads. Whether or not you appreciate the simplicity of America’s heartland, you really need to get yourself…

Adorable Dairy Cow Art with Personality in northeast Iowa
Adorable Dairy Cow Art with Personality in northeast Iowa

Adorable Dairy Cow Art with Personality in northeast Iowa

I write a lot about Iowa because 1) there are a lot of interesting stories in Iowa, and 2) there are a lot of interesting people there. I know, I married one. But one of the most interesting characters I’ve met is…

Live Blues, Pork Tenderloin at Indiana’s Oldest Bar, The Slippery Noodle
Live Blues, Pork Tenderloin at Indiana’s Oldest Bar, The Slippery Noodle

Live Blues, Pork Tenderloin at Indiana’s Oldest Bar, The Slippery Noodle

The Slippery Noodle in Indianapolis, is not only the state’s oldest bar, but it’s also a place for a great pork tenderloin and live blues. Dating to 1850, the Slippery Noodle is still one of the best places to enjoy…

March Madness and the College Basketball Experience in Kansas City
March Madness and the College Basketball Experience in Kansas City

March Madness and the College Basketball Experience in Kansas City

March Madness is a truly American condition that occurs each spring with symptoms that include brackets and office pools, round balls and team jerseys. The cure for March Madness includes a heavy dose of participation in this spectator sport — usually…

Visit the World’s Largest Christmas Store In Michigan
Visit the World’s Largest Christmas Store In Michigan

Visit the World’s Largest Christmas Store In Michigan

Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on Christmas decorations. We then spend even more time actually decorating, putting life and limb at risk for twinkle lights and a Santa on your roof. If holiday decorations are your thing, no…