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Upper Mississippi River Featured on the Amateur Traveler Podcast

I had the pleasure of doing a guest spot on the Amateur Traveler podcast recently, where I got to talk about the joys of traveling along the Mississippi River. Host Chris Christensen prefers to cover an itinerary of a week or so for the podcast, which is challenging when there are so many great

By |2019-05-29T20:20:12-05:00May 30th, 2019|Trip Ideas|0 Comments

Free Book

Small Town Getaways: FREE Big cities are great places to visit, but we all sometimes need a break from the busy pace and the crowds. If you’re ready for a place where life runs at a slower pace, but one that still has enough going on to make a visit satisfying,

By |2018-01-08T20:19:09-05:00May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Free Book

Quad Cities History Sampler

Get acquainted with the region’s rich and varied history by exploring the places below. TO DO The places below will give you a broad exposure to the region’s rich history. German-American Heritage Center (Davenport), River, Prairie, & People exhibit at the Putnam Museum (Davenport), Palmer Mansion and Palmer Museum (Davenport), Colonel Davenport House (Rock Island Arsenal),

By |2016-10-21T15:29:19-05:00January 13th, 2010|Trip Ideas|0 Comments

Quad Cities Family Weekend

The Quad Cities offer a range of activities for families with children of any age, or so I'm told. I don't have children (other than that silly inner child of mine), so I'm making my best guess here. Let me know if you have better ideas. TO DO Get on the river, play in a

By |2016-10-21T15:29:19-05:00January 12th, 2010|Trip Ideas|0 Comments

Quad Cities Cultural Weekend

Spend a weekend exploring the cultural attractions in the Quad Cities, sampling the region’s good food, fine museums, and excellent locally-brewed beer. TO DO The museums are cool, but I suggest branching out and experiencing something different. Figge Art Museum (Davenport), Chocolate Manor (Davenport), Bucktown Center for the Arts (Davenport), River Music Experience (Davenport), FOOD Taste the

By |2016-10-21T15:29:19-05:00January 12th, 2010|Trip Ideas|0 Comments

Itineraries Overview

Rather than telling you how to spend very moment of your trip, I offer a few suggestions to help you think about the variety of ways to experience the Mississippi Valley. The posts in this section identify a theme and offer ideas for things to do that follow that theme. I’ve provided more detail on these

By |2015-07-14T17:13:43-05:00June 17th, 2009|Trip Ideas|1 Comment