From tree-lined avenues with late Victorian charm to clusters of homey cafes and artsy boutiques, Minnesota claims its share of classic American main streets. Visit these charming downtowns ideal for leisurely strolls, unique shopping, and wrapping your hands around warm cups of coffee or chilled microbrews while taking in the local vibe. Excelsior Check out […]

Shallow streams, a great lake, a nationally recognised waterway, small lakes and ponds can all be found in the South Shore. We’ve put together a list of water trails for beginners complete with rental locations. Northwest Indiana Paddling Association It’s recommended to learn the basics before going out on chippy waters, deep canals or in […]

There’s just something about pizza that makes any day instantly better. And the options are almost endless! From thin crust to pan to deep dish, plus a variety of cheeses and seemingly hundreds of toppings, no two pizzas are ever quite the same. So the next time you’re craving pizza night, turn to one of […]

Spread from east to west and north to south, state parks are among Minnesota’s crown jewels. Each year they provide millions of visitors alike with a wide variety of opportunities to learn about the state’s ecosystems, recreate in the outdoors or simply commune with nature. The state park system, which includes 66 parks that range […]

The 300-mile section of Route 66 angling across Illinois lures road-trippers seeking throwback gas stations, Muffler Men and the pleasure of taking their time. At a little park in Joliet, Illinois, you’ll find a selection of delights: a roadside path lined with honeysuckle; stands of red birches, white oaks and ash trees casting shade; the […]

Adventure gets your blood pumping. You never head out on a holiday without hiking boots in your suitcase. Communing with nature is your second nature. Lakes, farms, parks—these are your hot spots. PLAN A SWEET GETAWAY Take a tour of Hunter’s Honey Farm. Kids can roll beeswax candles and bottle their own bears full of […]

Golf courses in Michigan feature a wide range of designs, styles and experiences for every type of golfer. Nowhere else in the country can you find so many top public golf courses and world class golf resorts within such close proximity. No matter where your travels take you across the Great Lakes State, you will […]

The Ohio craft beer scene continues to grow by leaps and bounds, with every corner of the state represented by new breweries that are experimenting with beer styles, opening taprooms and canning their beers. Up for exploring a couple breweries across the state? Add these to your list! ATHENS Let’s start in Athens, home of […]

We all know Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland, and that the state produces a good chunk of the USA’s cheese supply, but there may be a few things you didn’t know about Wisconsin cheese. Read on for some cheesy facts and dairy-themed trip ideas. There are over 1,000,000 cows in Wisconsin. That’s one cow for every […]