In September, I've got 10 days to see everything I can see from Minneapolis to Portland, OR along the route of Amtrak's Empire Builder. Know anything about these places? I'm looking for some Metafilter reconnaissance about my route. [more inside]
I want to go on a photography weekend trip next month. I'm in Chicago, and want to drive no more than 6-8 hours to a destination. With my preferences (inside) in mind, I'd like advice on where to go. Help? [more inside]
Interesting, spooky, out-of-the-ordinary roadtrip stops within driving distance of Iowa? [more inside]
I'm looking for americana music that comes from, or is roughly evocative of, the (romanticized?) rural West and Midwest. [more inside]
Roadtrip Filter: what can I stop and see for fun when I drive from Boston to St. Louis this weekend? [more inside]
Summer isn't THAT far off . . . already trying to come up with camping/hiking spots in the Midwest for once it gets warm. Help! Looking for specific recommendations for spots in the IL/IA/WI area, plus whatever other random camping and backpacking tips you want to throw my way. Bonus points for places I can bring my dog, although I don't mind leaving her with my parents for a week either. [more inside]
Where should we go for a winter weekend getaway within 2 hours drive of Chicago? [more inside]
I have the option of moving to Kalamazoo, Michigan. What does Kalamazoo and Michigan have going for them? [more inside]
My mother says I'm "too midwestern" to move to Boston. What does this mean? [more inside]
Short version: is there a secret source online (so not IKEA) for attractive, cheap platform beds? I can't drive to pick one up (unless the source is less than 50 miles from Champaign, IL), so online is the only option. [more inside]
Road trip: Up the Mississippi, across the UP and Canada, through the Adirondacks, and back to Chicago
YARQ: Yet Another Roadtrip Question. My wife and I are taking a circle tour kinda-sorta of the Great Lakes, going west from Chicago, up the Mississippi, through the UP, east to Montreal, south through Vermont and Adirondacks, and down to Pittsburgh before heading home. Basic question here: what should we do? [more inside]
Within 5 days, where should we take a roadtrip in Kentucky/Tennessee/other close-ish areas? [more inside]
I have a semi-unexpected week's vacation starting next Saturday, and a yen to do some leisurely road-tripping. I have no shopping to do, no planned events to attend, no one I owe a visit, and in general nothing to recommend any city within 500-ish miles of Oklahoma City over any other. So... what events of unusual interest are happening December 8th - 15th in the Central U.S.? Santa Fe or St. Louis; Denver or Memphis; Kansas City or Austin or any other metropolis within a day's drive of Oklahoma - anything going down in your burg that week that would justify a visit?
Road Trip filter: My girlfriend and I live in Chicago, and we want to take a road trip somewhere for the long weekend. [more inside]
Where is a good online map depicting the U.S. as it appeared in 1865? I'm particularly interested in the topography of the Midwest and West. Thanks!
Circumnavigating Lake Michigan by road. What to see? Where to stay? [more inside]
Moving to Kansas City, single and mid twenties. How do people here socialize? Where do they socialize? [more inside]
On a visit to a park lake in mid-southern Illinois today, I encountered many little muddy burrows in the ground, ranging from one to two inches across. I spotted little digging crab claws in one of the more freshly-muddied holes; others looked less recently dug. My search skills fail me as to what these critters could be. The lake was fed by a small stream, and the town (Sparta, IL) is a bit less than 20 miles from the Mississippi.
Are there any places within a few hours of flat-as-a-pancake Chicago that offer a scenic, preferably hilly hiking experience?
Help me with the impossible vacation. I am in southern Iowa and have four days to share a meaningful vacation with my husband and two of our children, ages 11 and 13. [more inside]
The SO and I live in Chicago and have taken several road trips over the years. We're up for more, the problem is, we seem to have tapped out all the obvious choices. [more inside]
Are there reputable projections for global warming's impact on the inland United States? [more inside]
What's worth seeing along I-80 between Joliet, IL and San Francisco, CA? [more inside]
My boyfriend and I are looking to take a trip somewhere in the eastern/midwest US for President's Day weekend. We're looking for either a city that is not a super popular tourist destination, or a small-ish ski resort. [+] [more inside]
My band is going to go on a tour from the Midwest to the East Coast in Late March. What small clubs (Cap 100- or less) or basements- geared towards noisey indie rock- would you recommend playing in between Milwaukee and The Atlantic Ocean? If possible, contact info or a link would be appreciated.
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