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13 U.S. Cities That Never Lost Their European Spirit

The Midwest was a popular region for European immigrants to settle in the 1800s and early 1900s because the terrain and weather reminded many people of their home countries. With northern Plains states, such as North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota popular with Scandinavians, while Danish and Dutch immigrants preferred Iowa and Nebraska. Germans often …

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10 Charming Small Towns In Kansas Worth Stopping For

You may not be wearing ruby slippers, but click your heels and wish to be in Kansas. The state is home to great history, traditions, and culture. Whether you’re a western fan, enjoy impressive art, or prefer to spend time in nature, you’ll find it in Kansas. While there, check out some of the charming …

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10 Beautiful Midwest Destinations For Families

I’d like this year to be a year of beauty and wonder for my kids. How about you? The good news is that you don’t have to travel far to encounter some truly beautiful or unique places. There are so many beautiful Midwest destinations! Here are a few of my family’s favorites so you, too, …

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Exploring Tanganyika Wildlife Park

The most memorable afternoon in Wichita for us was spent at Tanganyika Wildlife Park (which is technically not in Wichita, but close enough). Tanganyika is more than a zoo; it specializes encounters that create lasting connections for people to the animals they see. Disclosure: Our fun adventure at Tanganyika was part of our Great Wichita …

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