American Midwest Travel 🌎

The American Midwest seems to get overlooked by a lot of travellers, with the masses, especially overseas visitors, flocking to the likes of California, New York, Florida and Vegas.  The Midwest was my adopted Expat home so it’s an area that I have spent some time exploring.  

It’s made up of 12 states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  The Iconic Route 66 road trip starts Illinois and travels through 3 of the Midwestern states!  I haven’t visited them all but I’ve visited a fair few.

🏢Major cities include : Chicago IL, Milwaukee WI, Indianapolis IN and Columbus OH

🍽Eat at Moosejaw Pizza in Wisconsin Dells, WI

🏨Don’t miss out on a stay at the Hotel Julien in Dubuque, IA

🎡Visit Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan!

Midwest Travel

20 Places To Visit In The Midwest USA


The Best Zoos In The Midwest USA

8 Best Aquariums In The Midwest USA

10 Best Museums In The Midwest USA

The Best Amusement Parks In The Midwest USA

9 Best Water Parks In The Midwest USA

7 Best INDOOR Waterparks In The Midwest USA


11 Midwest Winter Getaways To Embrace Or Escape The Cold!

18 of the Best Midwest Fall Getaways | USA

10 Awesome Midwest Spring Break Destinations | USA


Best Midwest State Parks For Adventure

Lake Michigan Beaches: 10 Lake Michigan Beach Towns Not To Miss!

15 Best Campsites in the Midwest USA

Best Midwest Hiking | 10 Best Hikes In The Midwest USA

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Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Michigan | Minnesota | Missouri | Wisconsin


Chicago To Galena Road Trip: Must See Stops in Illinois USA

Route 66 Chicago to St Louis – 9 Must See Stops in Illinois USA


Route 66 Chicago: A Guide To The Start Of The Route & 2 Days In Chicago!

360 Chicago vs Skydeck: Which Chicago Observation Deck is Better?

Visiting Lincoln Park Zoo, a Free Attraction in Chicago!

Christkindlmarket Chicago 2020: Visiting The Chicago Christmas Markets!

East Dubuque

Sunday Brunch at Timmermans Supper Club – East Dubuque, Illinois


Fun Things To Do In Galena, Illinois USA

5 Fun Summer Activities at Chestnut Mountain Resort (Alpine Slide!) in Galena IL


Tips, Tricks and the Best Rides at Six Flags Great America near Chicago USA!


The Home of the Rockford Sock Monkey: Illinois USA

Six Flags Great America Illinois
Six Flags, Gurnee IL



Indiana Dunes: The ‘3 Dune Challenge’ Trail Guide!


Indiana Dunes Hotels: Spring House Inn (& Speakeasy At The Spa) USA

Indiana Dunes The 3 Dune Challenge
Indiana Dunes State Park, IN


Fun Facts About Iowa USA – How Many Do You Know?

15 Things To Add To Your Iowa Bucket List!

The Story of the Iowa Freedom Rocks

Pumpkin Patches in Iowa That You Shouldn’t Miss!

18 Awesome Museums In Iowa USA

Free Printable Iowa Activity Sheets For Kids!


A Guide to Riving Tubing in Iowa!

OHV Parks and ATV Trails In Iowa USA

3 Awesome Caves In Iowa That You Should Explore!


America’s Longest Highway: Awesome Events & Roadside Attractions Along Highway 20 in East Iowa!


Iowa Cabin Rentals (With Hot Tubs) For A Fun Midwest Getaway | USA

8 Unique Places To Stay In Iowa USA

Glamping In Iowa: Yurts, Pods & Cabin Glamping Sites In Iowa


Seeing The CYtes! Things To Do In Ames Iowa

A Brit Trying To Understand American Football: Soccer vs Football

British Restaurants In Central Iowa

Cedar Rapids

Goat Yoga in Iowa at Coco’s Ranch near Cedar Rapids!

Charles City

12 Things To Do In Charles City, Iowa | USA


New Day Dairy: An Authentic Farmstay in Iowa USA

Clear Lake

Glamping In Iowa: Stay in a Yurt in McIntosh Woods State Park!

Davenport (Quad Cities)

Fun Things To Do In Davenport Iowa!

Bars In Davenport Iowa: Analog Arcade Bar

Des Moines

Tips For Visiting The Iowa State Fair!


Things To Do – downtown

40 Top Things To Do in Dubuque Iowa, Recommended By A Local!

Floatation Therapy – My Float Tank Experience at Float & Fly in Dubuque, Iowa!

A Guide To The Dubuque Millwork District: The Coolest Area in Dubuque, Iowa!

Dubuque Murals: Exploring Colourful Street Art Where Iowa Started

A Guide to the Casinos in Dubuque Iowa | USA

The Port of Dubuque: Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, IA

Exploring The Mississippi Riverwalk Dubuque, Iowa | USA

Visiting The Fenelon Place Elevator in Dubuque, Iowa: Everything You Need To Know!

Hiking & Outdoors

The Best Viewpoints in Dubuque Iowa

9 Places to go Hiking near Dubuque, Iowa!

The Best Hiking Trails at the Mines of Spain, Dubuque IA

Sky Tours Dubuque: Ziplining in Iowa USA!

Visiting the Dubuque Arboretum in Iowa

Skiing In Iowa USA: A Guide To Iowa Ski Resorts

Facts About The Mississippi River: Mississippi River Camping, Beaches & Sandbars

Food & Drink

4 Dubuque Iowa Breweries You Need To Visit (& 1 In Dyersville!)

10 Best Restaurants in Dubuque Iowa (Recommended By A Local)!

Supporting Local Businesses at the Dubuque Farmers Market – Iowa

The Best Desserts and Ice Cream in Dubuque, Iowa!

Made in Iowa: Betty Jane Homemade Candies

Where To Stay

7 Best Hotels In Dubuque Iowa USA

A Stay at the Historic Hotel Julien – Dubuque, IA


Dubuque Christmas Lights And Events: Iowa

Reflections in the Park Dubuque Iowa: Drive Through Christmas Light Display!

Dubuque on Ice Brewfest

Ghost Tours in Iowa | Haunted History Walk at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque Iowa

Dubuque Iowa Mississippi River Walk


‘If You Build It, They’ll Come’: Things To Do in Dyersville Iowa

Ghost Sunday at the Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)


10 Top Things To Do In Grinnell Iowa

Hotel Grinnell Iowa Review: A Cool Stay In A Converted High School!

Iowa City

Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City, IA Review

Iowa City Restaurants: Vue Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

Home Of The Hawkeyes: University of Iowa Athletics Hall Of Fame & Museum

Mason City

11 Fun Things To Do In Mason City Iowa


Tips for Visiting Maquoketa Caves State Park in Iowa!


River Tubing at Manchester Water Park in Iowa!


A Glamping & Cave Exploration Adventure at Spook Cave Iowa!


Appreciating Small Town USA Tourism in Sheffield Iowa


Iowa 80 Trucking Museum and the World’s Largest Truck Stop USA


Fun Things To Do In Waterloo Iowa (& Cedar Falls)

5 Awesome Parks in Waterloo Iowa, Perfect For Enjoying The Outdoors This Summer! USA

Iowa Facts - Iowa 80 Truckstop
Iowa 80, Walcott


Silver Lake

Awesomely Fun Things To Do In Silver Lake Michigan!

Sandboarding Michigan at Silver Lake Sand Dunes

Things to do in Silver Lake Michigan
Silver Lake, MI



Checking Out The Mall of America Indoor Theme Park & My Favourite Mall of America Rides!


Awesome Things To Do In (& Around) Roseville Minnesota USA

St Paul

Can Can Wonderland – Mini Golf & Cocktails in St. Paul, Minnesota!

Mall of America Rides
Mall of America, Bloomington MN


St Louis

City Museum St Louis, Missouri: Tips, Pictures & Riding The 10 Storey Slide!

Journey to the Top: Tips for Visiting the Gateway Arch, St Louis

City Museum Outside Area St Louis
City Museum, St Louis MO


10 Places To Add To Your Wisconsin Bucket List! USA

8 Awesome Wisconsin Zip Line Tours | Where To Go Ziplining in Wisconsin USA


Visiting The Dickeyville Grotto Wisconsin


Fun Outdoor Things To Do In Janesville Wisconsin!

Touring the Lincoln-Tallman House in Janesville, WI

Hiking The ‘Devil’s Staircase’ Segment of the Ice Age Trail in Janesville, WI

Visiting Janesville’s Rotary Botanical Gardens, Wisconsin


Fun Things To Do In Kenosha Wisconsin

Hotel Review: Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside, Wisconsin

7 Awesome Downtown Kenosha Restaurants & Cafes | Wisconsin USA

Discovering The History of Kenosha, WI at the Southport Light Station Museum

Self Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Kenosha Wisconsin


Visiting the Milwaukee Harley Davidson Museum – Wisconsin

Mineral Point

The Best Things To Do In Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Visiting Pendarvis Wisconsin Historic Site in Mineral Point!

Wisconsin Dells

Tips And Things To Do In Wisconsin Dells For Adults!

Things To Do In Wisconsin Dells in Winter | Wisconsin Dells Winter Getaway

Wisconsin Dells Itinerary | Weekend Getaway To The Wisconsin Dells USA

Wizard Quest: An Amazing Interactive Scavenger Hunt in the Wisconsin Dells!

Kalahari vs Wilderness: Best Indoor Water Parks In Wisconsin Dells

8 Best Places To Eat In Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin | USA

Wisconsin Dells Indoor Water Parks
Wisconsin Dells WI