Welcome to Midwest Wanderer!
Do you love a road trip?
If you’re nodding your head yes, then you’re in the right place.
We’re Skip and Connie Reed, empty-nest road trip enthusiasts. We’re pleased to meet you… and we’re excited to share our road trip experiences with you, fellow road tripper.
We’ll bet, like us, you often skip the interstates and travel instead along scenic and historic highways and byways. It may be the slower route, but it’s so much more relaxing, not having to deal with all that traffic.
You see a lot more Americana that way, too… roadside attractions, like Muffler Men or the world’s largest whatever. You stumble across historic sites that you didn’t realize were there… or stop for lunch at small-town, mom-and-pop diners that you know must be good simply by the number of pickup trucks parked there. Those are the kinds of places you’ll learn about in Midwest Wanderer blog posts, podcasts, and videos.
If you enjoy RVing—or cabin stays—check out our newly added RV Life section. Here you’ll find articles on parks or resorts where you can toast marshmallows over a campfire and wake to the sound of birds chirping.
So, we’d love you to follow us as we explore history, nature, and culture through road trips along U.S. highways, byways, and trails.
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Skip and Connie Reed
P.S. We’d love to hear about your experiences, too. Share them in the Comments section of any Midwest Wanderer page.
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Love the site! Just found it…looking forward to following along!
PS if you are on Google+ we have a community called “Midwest Travel Talk” where all of us Midwest travel bloggers share our posts & chat Midwest travel
Thank you, Adam! I will definitely check out the Google+ community. Thanks for letting me know about it.
Looking forward to trip ideas! Especially the Garden Quilt tour.
Thank you, Darla! We loved the world’s only Garden Quilt Tour.
We have been spending as much time as we can in the Traverse City for years. In addition to hiking, you can snow shoe at the light house. It is also a wonderful place to picnic.
Thank you for the lovely article and for visiting our beautiful City. Come back and see us again!!
Thank you, Julie. I loved Rapid City and all of South Dakota, my first visit there. I’m looking forward to a return visit.
looking to visit soon
The next time you are in Springfield, Missouri, we invite you to “wander” through Relics Antique Mall, Tea room and Event Center. We are Missouri’s largest antique mall, and are 90,000 square feet of fun! Rest a spell and have lunch in our delicious Tea Room, or at least try one of our freshly made to-die-for desserts.
We have over 500 small businesses (booths) within our walls, and a relaxing, fun environment.
Sounds like a fun place, Beverly. We’ll be sure to stop in when we’re in the area again.
Connie, we were delighted that you spent time here in the magic capital of the world! Please reappear again soon!
Thank you, Rick. We had a great time and would like to make it back sometime this summer.
Came across your blog through AWAI. I enjoy your site and a lot of helpful tips. I started my blog this year. Still learning the ins and outs so to speak.
Look forward to more articles.
Hi Lisa. It’s nice to meet you. Your blog looks great. I’ve subscribed.
I found you through the Great Escape newsletter – thanks for the blogging inspiration! I’ve just started a blog myself. I’m also going to be at the Travel and Adventure Show in Chicago this weekend and would love to meet you if you’re still planning on being there.
I read about your blog through AWAI. Your blog is inspiring, not to mention impressive! I am just getting started in travel writing although I have been to many countries across the world. I am also a former Chicagoan now living in sunny South Florida. Would be willing to share some more detailed information with me on how you got started in blogging and what it takes to be a professional “blogger”? Thanks in advance!
Thank you for your kind words, Wendy. I will send you an email.
Hi Connie, I love your niche; there’s so much to see in the Midwest.
Thought you would like to know that your Shareaholic setting for Twitter spits out “via @Shareaholic” whenever someone shares on Twitter. I’m pretty sure you’d like to change that to your own account. 🙂
By the way, thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard. We appreciate the support.
Thanks for letting me know, Linda.
We would like to announce our event: Head to Carrington, ND to the Foster County Fairgrounds for the 12th annual JunkFest and Flea Market! Vintage, antique, rescued, upcylced, and raw goods to add a unique and one of a kind touch to your home and garden. Artisan wares, baked goods, produce and more! Live music by Wild Hands to fill the air, and food on site to fill your belly. $5 admission (12 and older), free parking. Bring your friends and bring a trailer!
Sounds like fun, Missy!
Like everyone to know that the Marshall Carriage Co. & Ghost Tours have a new owner. Brian Mason has sold the Company to David and Sheryl Dowding. They took ownership on July 1 2016. The Dowding’s are still providing customers with Historical Tours, Carriage Ghost Tours and a new Hearse Wagon Ghost Tours, alone with the Walking Ghost Tours and more. Our Website is still under the past owner, so please call for some tours have changed. If your interested in times and availability please call 269-781-8818. All tours are by reservation only.
Thank you for the update, Sheryl. I’ll add a note to the original article I published last year.
Happy new year! Just want to say thanks for liking our post on the Part-Time Travellers FB group.
If you’re planning on visiting Singapore this year, we hope that you will check us out (www.thelocalfella.com) and consider getting a customised travel guide for your trip.
The Brucemore House in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is located just east of downtown approximately two miles not 10 miles.
Thank you, David, for pointing out our error. We’ve corrected the article.
Connie, I am signing up with GEP blogging – did you find it useful, and was it helpful in generating income? Hope you can share via email.
Can I use one of the photos of the Capitol in Harrisburg or are they copyright protected?
All of our photos are copyright protected. Thanks for asking.