Around the Region

Explore the Midwest with stories and ideas that give you the best destinations across all the Midwest—Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin—plus tips for exploring bordering states such as Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma.

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Black-Owned Bookstores Step Into the Spotlight

Online sales and the social justice movement are expanding the reach of Black-owned bookstores. Here’s a sampling of the vibrant and creative Black-owned book shops in the Midwest.
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8 Digital Jigsaw Puzzles for Summer

Digital jigsaw puzzles created from photos in our July/August 2020 issue bring you a taste of summer in Midwest travel, gardens, home and food. Enjoy!
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14 Editor Picks For This Summer

Our writers and editors share their top picks for home, garden, life, food and travel. Check out sleek ideas for garden hoses, plenty of books for summer reading, eco-friendly glass straws, a Midwest hot spring and more.
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Good Neighbors in Pandemic Times

When the COVID-19 pandemic left Midwest businesses and institutions scrambling to adapt, many used their special skills and resources to fill needs in the community. We wish we could recognize all such efforts, but we wanted to share some of our favorites.
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Midwest Lakeside Resorts That Have Been Totally Transformed

The dress codes have loosened (and Patrick Swayze, alas, isn't teaching the mambo), but at next-gen resorts across the Midwest, you can taste the glory days of lakeside vacations.
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More Around the Region

50 Midwest Resorts We Love

Our favorite Midwest resort destinations range from cozy lakeside lodges to indoor water park behemoths. Dive in to check out our top picks for a fabulous Midwest getaway.
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25 Coolest Midwest Lake Vacation Spots

Whether you're searching for serenity or want to make a splash, we have the place for your perfect lakeside vacation in states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio, Minnesota and Iowa.
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Getaway Along the Upper Mississippi River

A vast liquid ecosystem carves the line between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Take a drive (or float) to the small towns, big views and natural wonders of the Upper Mississippi.