Kansas State Sports: A Quick and Dirty Guide

Kansas State Sports

Nestled at the junction of the Kansas and Big Blue Rivers, Kansas State University boasts a population of nearly 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. While best known as the oldest public university in Kansas and home to one of the nation’s top agriculture programs, the school is also a hotbed for college sports. Playing in […]

Best Places to Camp in Minnesota

Camping in Minnesota

The Mountains of the North Shore Some of the best places to camp in Minnesota are the mountains of the North Shore. The western edge of Minnesota is included in this area. This perhaps contributes to the perception that the state’s terrain doesn’t have much in the way of elevation. It’s certainly true that the […]

Bicycle Across Iowa This Summer

Bicycle Across Iowa

Take an exciting journey across the great state of Iowa, past majestic grain silos and wide-open fields of golden corn. Why not bicycle across Iowa this summer? We’ll show you how to enter one of the most famous bike rallies in the world, or if you want something a little faster-paced, we’ll tell you about […]

Iowa State Football: A Season to Rebound

Iowa State Football Jack Trice Stadium

It was a tough season for Iowa State Football in 2022. A year after going 7-6 and making it to a bowl game, the Cyclones lost some key players, including quarterback Brock Purdy and running back Breece Hall, and struggled accordingly. The 2023 season, though, is a chance for this team, led by veteran coach […]

Iowa Basketball Schedule 2023-24

Iowa Men's Basketball-Iowa-vs-Auburn-03-16-2023

Breaking Down the Season + Preview of What’s Coming Up The Iowa men’s basketball team played in the shadow of the women’s team, which made it all the way to the championship game of the NCAA Tournament in the 2022-23 season. The men, on the other hand, bowed out in the first round of the […]

10 Best Beaches in the Midwest

Beaches of the Midwest

Have you ever spent a summer on either a west or east coast beach?  I lived for years near both.  The pounding surf can be very cool.  Of course, there are city sewage leaks, gross dead sea creatures, and sharks too. Well, they can’t beat the best beaches in the Midwest. The good news is […]

The 10 Best Midwest Theme Parks

Midwest Theme Parks

Whether your idea of fun is riding a hair-raising roller coaster, floating down a lazy river in an inner tube, or reliving those classic rides from childhood, you’ll find exciting and diverse theme parks throughout the Midwest perfect for a day trip. Some of these roller-coaster, water slide, and Ferris-wheel venues are havens for summertime […]

Best Casinos in the Midwest for Every Type of Player

Best Casinos in the Midwest

Today’s best casinos in the Midwest offer more than gambling. Yes, you can still find plenty of excitement with slots, table games, poker rooms, and sportsbooks. But many also have world-class live music, restaurants, and nearby attractions. With all these options, you can plan a complete adventure that goes far beyond the blackjack table. Las […]

6 Classic Midwestern Stereotypes Debunked

Midwest Stereotypes

One of the best parts about living in the Midwest is getting a good laugh at the Midwestern stereotypes that are out there. Sure, there is a kernel of truth to some of them (or at least there once was), but as any Midwesterner knows, we are far more than our stereotypes. Let’s peep at […]

Top Midwest National Parks for a Family Road Trip

Badlands, South Dakota

While many travelers tend to think of the Far West region of the country for great national parks, the Midwest region, aka America’s Heartland, has no shortage of its own amazing national parks to celebrate. For families looking to road trip and explore great landmarks of cultural significance and dramatic landscapes, Midwest national parks do […]