Midwest Travel Bloggers

The Beautiful Surf Ballroom!

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History The original Surf Ballroom was built-in 1934 by Carl J. Fox.  Sadly the original ballroom burned April 1947, but the next ballroom was built by July of 1948 at a cost of $300,000. With its beach club motif, the Surf Ballroom is the perfect name and it was the perfect venue for the first […]

Books for travel & books for the holiday, pick your choice!

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It’s that time again when you are trying to find just the right gift, whether for someone to read on the road or tucked up tight in bed or covered up cozy on the couch I know for me and perhaps many of those in your life, a good book may be just the answer […]

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Friendships forged through travel

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Do you belong to a travel group?  A club that you gather together to celebrate the things you love?  Whatever your group may be, gathering with those that share an interest in a hobby, travel, or as a group of friends helps forge bonds of friendship that last for the long haul. Keith and I […]

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The Oasis, a Diner on the National Road

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There is something to be said about the only Diner on the National Road in Indiana. Besides having that distinction, the wonderful Oasis is one of less than five historical diners to remain on US 40 from Cumberland, Maryland to Vandalia, Illinois. For those like me in Central Illinois, the Mother Road is Route 66, […]

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Divvy, a great dining place to Divvy it Up!

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The setting of Divvy’s already had me precluded to like it.  Located in the town of Carmel, Indiana which is a mix of urban and small town charm Divvy’s is part of an upscale neighborhood. Divvy’s restaurant has clean cool lines, is near statue lined streets, and offers a huge open air seating area topped off with a […]