The Local Tourist digs deep into destinations with passion and insight, focusing on culture, history, the great outdoors, and tips on how to enjoy it all.
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There’s nothing like hittin’ the road for a great adventure! Check out these guides before you venture out.
Experience the freedom of the open road with this Ultimate Road Trip Planner. Find out what to do before you go, your road trip essentials, the best road trip apps, and more.
One of the biggest expenses of any road trip is gas.
Tips for taking a road trip and keeping it safe during a pandemic.
Anxious to hit the road? Check out these tips for planning your perfect driving adventure.
Explore scenic drives in the heartland of America with experts from the Midwest Travel Network.
What it’s like to drive the Illinois stretch of the Mother Road solo, and in one day.
Go beyond the standard “what to do” with these in-depth destination guides.
Hendricks County, Indiana, may be right next to the state’s largest city, but it’s got none of that suburban feel.
Visit a desert land that draws artists, creative chefs, talented winemakers and brewers, and anyone enchanted by the great outdoors.
Getting an education in great food and drink in the college town where I was born.
A series of plot twists turned this remote region into a tantalizing place to visit.
Discover why Iowa City is a destination for any literary lover.
Kenosha’s more than brats and beer (although those would be enough, wouldn’t they?)