The Midwest occupies the north mid section of the United States. It incorporates the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

Scroll below to find what we have discovered in the Midwest so far.


Thank you for an amazing recap of your adventures in the Bloomington area. I have used your blog before and during my trip here. There is so much to experience!! I grabbed my coupon book and have had a wonderful, discounted week!

Dee Smith



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We don't plan on stopping that. We now have a base in Raleigh, NC - after being granted a Green Card for our extraordinary ability in the art of travel blogging.

We will continue to explore more of the US but also intend on traveling further abroad - Europe, South East Asia and Central and South America.

We can't wait to share more of our favorites as we experience them.

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