20 Places To Visit In The Midwest USA

After spending 4 years living in Iowa, I’m sharing 20 places to visit in the Midwest USA! My first experience of this area of the USA was actually back in 2011, as Route 66 starts in Chicago Illinois and passes through 3 of the Midwestern states. I have since explored 9 out of 12 states that make up the Midwest and here are a handful of places that I enjoyed!

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Things I Miss About Living In The USA

This has literally been my most asked question since I repatriated back to the UK. What do I miss about living in America? Now I’ve always been pretty vocal about the things I struggled with. And I’m happy with the choice I made to return home. But of course there are a few things I do ‘miss’ (other than the obvious). These are based on my experience of where I was living in Iowa and where I live in the UK. Of course things differ depending on where you are in both countries.

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The Best Zoos In The Midwest USA

I think zoos are a great way to educate visitors about the millions of animal species that we share this planet with. Some establishments can be harmful…just look at Tiger King. Please don’t support places like this…It’s best to look for ones that have been accredited by boards like the ‘Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ and support global conservation efforts. These zoos are held to a high standard of regulations, so are a good place to start. I’ve collaborated with other Midwest travel writers, to bring you a list of some of the bests zoos in the Midwest!

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10 Places To Add To Your Wisconsin Bucket List! USA

As someone that originates from the UK, when it comes to USA tourism, we are only really ‘shown’ places like Orlando/Disney, New York, Vegas, The Grand Canyon, LA…the Midwest is relatively unknown so to speak.  So when I moved to Iowa (20 minutes from the WI border), I was pleasantly surprised by Wisconsin as it was somewhere that had never really been on my radar before.  In this post I share with you some of my favourite Wisconsin attractions that should be on your Wisconsin bucket list! Wisconsin is pretty well known for its love affair with cheese (and cheese curds) but as someone that hates the stuff, unfortunately you won’t find any cheese related things in this round up!

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Seeing The CYtes! Things To Do In Ames Iowa

Ames Iowa is located around 30 miles north of Des Moines and is home to Iowa State University, one of the 3 universities that can be found in Iowa!  It’s very much a ‘college town’ with a huge amount of pride and sense of community.  Ames was recently named the best college town in America by 24/7 Wall St!

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11 Midwest Winter Getaways To Embrace Or Escape The Cold!

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!

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10 Top Things To Do In Grinnell Iowa

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!

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