Travel: Midwest

Get stories on Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota and Iowa.

The country’s 15th largest city, chock full of creativity and innovation thanks to an influx of youthful residents, gives up its secrets.
When you’re not feeling conventional, an escape plan for Cleveland and Philadelphia
(The Washington Post, July 7, 2016; 5:54 PM)
Chugging west on Amtrak, family-style
(The Washington Post, July 7, 2016; 5:28 PM)
At Fargo’s Hotel Donaldson, an introduction to the city’s artistic side
(The Washington Post, January 14, 2016; 8:02 PM)
Lots of wildlife and no crowds at North Dakota’s Roosevelt National Park
(The Washington Post, October 1, 2015; 7:35 PM)
Road-tripping around Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
(The Washington Post, September 17, 2015; 6:54 PM)
North and South Dakota tourism bureaus, are you hiring?
(The Washington Post, August 27, 2015; 7:37 PM)
Retro signs galore: The ultimate American road trip
(The Washington Post, July 25, 2015; 7:57 PM)
Commemorating Lincoln’s death in the city where he spent most of his life
(The Washington Post, April 30, 2015; 4:30 PM)
Smart Mouth: Hot dog! Chicago sausages worth waiting for.
(The Washington Post, February 14, 2013; 6:50 PM)
The Impulsive Traveler: A winter hike through Ohio’s Cantwell Cliffs
(The Washington Post, January 31, 2013; 7:06 PM)
A St. Louis tour in the winter
(The Washington Post, January 17, 2013; 6:48 PM)
A world of Christmases in America
(The Washington Post, December 6, 2012; 5:08 PM)
Impulsive Traveler: Springfield, Ill., tips its hat to Abraham Lincoln
(The Washington Post, November 2, 2012; 1:45 PM)
Postcard from Tom: In Chicago, eating casually but thoughtfully
(The Washington Post, September 7, 2012; 11:18 AM)
The Impulsive Traveler: In Wisconsin, supper clubs make a comeback
(The Washington Post, August 24, 2012; 2:42 PM)
The Impulsive Traveler: Hitting the beach in Evanston, Ill.
(The Washington Post, July 13, 2012; 3:51 PM)
Chicago’s Second City: Funny 101
(The Washington Post, June 29, 2012; 11:32 AM)
Their Town: Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen rocks Rockford, Ill.
(The Washington Post, May 26, 2012; 4:31 PM)
Side Order: Michigan’s Henry Ford Museum to unveil exhibit ‘Driving America’
(The Washington Post, January 20, 2012; 11:14 AM)
Impulsive Traveler: Winter sports in Cleveland
(The Washington Post, December 16, 2011; 1:53 PM)
Postcard from Tom: St. Louis restaurant recommendations
(The Washington Post, December 16, 2011; 1:51 PM)
The Impulsive Traveler: Lake Geneva, Wis., really knows how to spread the wealth
(The Washington Post, November 11, 2011; 1:39 PM)
The Impulsive Traveler: Minneapolis, beyond Mary Tyler Moore
(The Washington Post, October 7, 2011; 4:02 PM)
Milwaukee without the beer and brats
(The Washington Post, September 16, 2011; 1:59 PM)
The Impulsive Traveler: Shuffling off to see the buffalo in South Dakota’s Black Hills
(The Washington Post, August 26, 2011; 2:44 PM)
The Impulsive Traveler: A bicycling vegan finds a place in Branson, Mo.
(The Washington Post, July 22, 2011; 2:21 PM)
The Impulsive Traveler: In Detroit, ruin porn and an incipient renaissance
(The Washington Post, July 15, 2011; 1:10 PM)
The Impulsive Traveler: A cherry-licious small-town Michigan festival
(The Washington Post, June 22, 2011; 5:28 PM)
Touring Chicago’s architecture by train and boat
(The Washington Post, May 27, 2011; 11:07 AM)