There’s no escaping the fact that the Midwest experiences pretty cold winter temperatures and most people’s reactions is to escape and fly south for some much needed winter sun! However, despite the cold and snow, some great winter adventures can be had in the Midwest! I called on some of my Midwest travel blogger friends to share some of their favourite Midwest winter getaways! Whether you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors, or keep warm with fun indoor attractions, I think we’ve got you covered!
Back in 1984, Sarajevo was the host city for the Winter Olympics. They built a bobsled track on Trebevic Mountain (completed 1982) which continued to be used for races right up until the Bosnian War began in 1992. Because of the vantage point above the city it was then used by Military forces. When the war finished in 1996, the bobsled track lay abandoned, the costs to get it back to working condition were too high. It has since been covered in street art and graffiti and overtaken by the forests surrounding it. The Sarajevo bobsled track had been on my bucket list to visit for years. As a huge bobsleigh fan it was a must see and it didn’t disappoint me in the slightest!
If you’re after things to do in Belize, cave tubing is a popular choice! “Butts up! Nuts Up!” is as crude as it sounds, and depending on the level of the river, is something that you may hear multiple times throughout your trip! But more on that later! There are several different companies that offer cave tubing in Belize. I went with Belize Cave Tubing lead by Major Tom!
I’m guilty of escaping the European winter in favour of warmer climates but Europe actually has some amazing destinations that are great for a winter city break! For the sake of this post, we’ll consider winter to be from November to March/April, generally when the weather is still a little on the chilly side! These are all European cities that I have personally visited during the off peak season!
Grinnell is located just off the I-80 in Iowa, an hour away from Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City! It’s a little college town and I spent a couple of days exploring, just before school was ‘back in season’! So here are my top 10 things to do in Grinnell Iowa!
I spend all week working with children so not being funny, during my time off, I appreciate adult time! I was slightly worried that staying at a big family resort in the Wisconsin Dells it may be over run with kids and not suitable for adults, but it was OK! In this Wisconsin Dells for adults guide, I share with you some of the tips and tricks and things to do in Wisconsin Dells for adults!
Something that surprised me was the amount of caves there are in Iowa! There’s a stereotypical assumption that Iowa is flat and just full of corn fields, so discovering that there were caves was an interesting find. In this post I share 3 cave locations that can be found in East Iowa which all offer completely different experiences!