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Travel Detective Blog: Reliving Aviation History in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Airlines & Airports / Midwest / The Travel Detective® Blog

Travel Detective Blog: Reliving Aviation History in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

It happens every July in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. For one week, the small Wittman Regional Airport is transformed into one of the busiest airports in the U.S., and the control tower… Read More…

Hotel With A Past: French Lick Resort
Hotels & Accommodations / Hotels With A Past / Midwest

Hotel With A Past: French Lick Resort

Most people have never heard of French Lick. It’s a small town of 1,800 that some would say is in the middle of nowhere. But it’s located in southern Indiana…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Visiting Sacred Native American Sites
Cultural Immersion / Midwest / National Parks / South / Travel Tips / USA / West

Travel Tip: Visiting Sacred Native American Sites

When someone refers to sacred Native American sites, you might think only of burial grounds or closed-off archeological areas. But the fact is, there are a number of important sites… Read More…

Travel Tip: Bike Share Programs in the U.S.
Health & Fitness / Midwest / Northeast / Travel Tips / Travel Tools / USA / West

Travel Tip: Bike Share Programs in the U.S.

Bike sharing programs are no longer just a European phenomenon. They’re popping up in cities around the United States. In Denver, B-Cycle has 500 bikes you can rent from 50… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Adopt-a-Beach & Alliance for the Great Lakes
Midwest / USA / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Adopt-a-Beach & Alliance for the Great Lakes

Instead of just sunbathing by the beach this summer, learn how you can do your part to adopt a beach in this week’s Voluntourism Spotlight. You can give back and preserve the… Read More…

Finding Local Hot Spots: Chicago Neighborhoods
Ask the Locals / Culinary Travel / Destinations / Entertainment / Midwest / Museums / Travel News / Travel Tools

Finding Local Hot Spots: Chicago Neighborhoods

One of Peter’s top five tips for traveling Like a Local is to talk to the locals you encounter and ask them about their day-to-day routines. We sent radio producer… Read More…

Radio Guest List – Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin– October 15, 2011
Midwest / Radio Show / USA

Radio Guest List – Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin– October 15, 2011

Are pilots getting distracted by cockpit chatter? Are flight crews properly trained to handle a plane crash? Wall Street Journal Travel Editor Scott McCartney and Ask A Pilot’s Patrick Smith join… Read More…

St. Louis Baseball: A Heartland Ballpark Experience
Family/Kids Travel / Midwest / Professional Sports

St. Louis Baseball: A Heartland Ballpark Experience

All eyes are on St. Louis this week as America tunes in to watch the Cardinals play the Milwaukee Brewers for the National League pennant. But there’s more to the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hotel Packages for Art Lovers
Culture / Hotels & Accommodations / Luxury Travel / Midwest / Museums / South / Specialized Travel / Travel Tips / Travel Tools / USA / West

Travel Tip: Hotel Packages for Art Lovers

Most hotels help their guests score reservations at hot restaurants or tickets to shows or events, but can they offer after-hours museum access? Art lovers tours are the latest must-have… Read More…

Travel Tip: U.S. Bike Sharing Programs
Adventure Travel & Sports / Health & Fitness / Midwest / Northeast / Travel Tips / Travel Tools / USA / West

Travel Tip: U.S. Bike Sharing Programs

Bike sharing programs are no longer just a European phenomenon. They’re popping up in cities around the United States. In Denver, B-Cycle has 500 bikes you can rent from 50… Read More…

Bombing of the Army Math Research Center: CBS Sunday Morning
CBS News / Midwest / Terrorism / The Travel Detective® Blog / USA / Videos

Bombing of the Army Math Research Center: CBS Sunday Morning

Forty-one years ago this week, America was struck by a domestic terror attack in the name of peace. An explosion rocked the Army Math Research Center on the campus of… Read More…

Sudden Storm Kills Five at Indiana State Fair When Stage Collapses
Culture / Festivals / Midwest / Natural Disasters / Travel News / Travel Safety / USA

Sudden Storm Kills Five at Indiana State Fair When Stage Collapses

State fairs are a popular summer travel destination, but a fatal accident over the weekend at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis calls into question the safety of these large… Read More…

Delta Cutting Flights: 24 Small Airports Affected
Airlines & Airports / Midwest / South / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA

Delta Cutting Flights: 24 Small Airports Affected

Delta Air Lines announced last week it is looking to cancel service to 24 small airports and ending its contract in 16 cities with the Department of Transportation’s Essential Air… Read More…

TSA Takes Toy From Special Needs Traveler: ‘Isolated Incident’ Of Bad Judgment?
Airlines & Airports / Family/Kids Travel / Midwest / Travel News / Travel Safety / USA

TSA Takes Toy From Special Needs Traveler: ‘Isolated Incident’ Of Bad Judgment?

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) came under fire again after a story broke of agents selecting a special-needs man for a security pat down. En route to Disney World, 29-year-old… Read More…

Expedia’s Legal Woes Mount As Duluth, Minnesota Sues For Unpaid Taxes
Hotels & Accommodations / Midwest / Travel News / USA

Expedia’s Legal Woes Mount As Duluth, Minnesota Sues For Unpaid Taxes

Last week, the city of Duluth, Minnesota, filed a lawsuit against Expedia to recuperate sales tax on hotel room bookings, but if history is any guide, the legal battle may… Read More…

Radio Guests – The Marquette Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota – May 14, 2011
Hotels & Accommodations / Midwest / Radio Show / Travel News

Radio Guests – The Marquette Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota – May 14, 2011

What’s worse, a commemorative mug or a lousy T-shirt? San Francisco Chronicle Travel Editor Spud Hilton explains what makes a crappy souvenir as well as the two most annoying types of… Read More…

Mississippi Flooding Shutters Riverfront Casinos, Dampens Tourism Along River
Midwest / Natural Disasters / South / Travel News / USA

Mississippi Flooding Shutters Riverfront Casinos, Dampens Tourism Along River

Tourism along the Mississippi River took a hit this week as the river rose to near-record levels threatening several major tourist destinations and forcing one festival to head to higher… Read More…

Damaged By Tornado, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Re-Opens
Airlines & Airports / Midwest / Natural Disasters / Travel News / USA

Damaged By Tornado, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Re-Opens

Officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport say operations should be fully functional by Tuesday after being damaged by a massive tornado on Friday. The historic airport is reported to be… Read More…