Travel: Midwest

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Wisconsin’s largest city welcomes visitors with lake views, stellar food, never-ending brews and a hearty dose of Midwestern niceness.
Historic firehouse to hot hotel: Repurposed buildings revel in their colorful pasts
(The Washington Post, April 27, 2017; 6:40 PM)
(The Washington Post, January 8, 2007; 6:07 PM)
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)