Fiction of the Midwest (part 2)

Let’s continue exploring fiction of the American Midwest, where the waving wheat fields of the Plains catch the golden afternoon sunlight, the rugged beauty of the quiet Dakotas beckons those who yearn to rest with nature, and the lakes that dot the landscape of Minnesota call for lazy summer days perched on their docks. For the first part of this region’s recommended reading list, we visited Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Minnesota Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy First in a series and penned by a mother/daughter writing duo, Monkeewrench introduces readers to software company Monkeewrench, which has created a computer…
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ROAM Magazine: Fall Issue Available!

The fall issue of ROAM Magazine is now available! Celebrating a love of travel, ROAM Magazine features articles and activities to inspire your passion for exploring the world. In this edition: Why Use a Travel Advisor in the Time of Covid-19? Reading Recommendations from Around the USA Bucket List Travel Destinations and Curating Your Bucket List The Mental Benefits of Travel Quiz: What Type of Traveler Are You? … and more! Happy reading!

The Beach Makes Us Happy

The beach makes us happy. Imagine the warm sand between your toes, the sound of waves lapping the shore, and a gentle breeze tickling your hair. Relaxing at the beach is peaceful, and a beach vacation can improve your overall well-being. Here are a few of the scientifically studied health benefits of travel and why visiting our favorite beach destinations makes us happier, healthier people: A day at the beach has been proven to help relieve stress. The gentle, repetitive sound of waves is meditative for our brains and sunlight triggers the production of vitamin D, which is good for our…
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Chicago: Family Fun

Chicago beckons visitors with its lake views, delectable dining, and array of activities that families can enjoy together. Plan your long weekend getaway and explore some of the greatest parks, museums, and attractions The Windy City has to offer for Chicago family fun! Here are five recommendations for families to experience while visiting The Windy City:   Museum of Science and Industry The largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, the Museum of Science and Industry invites visitors to explore its 14 acres of exhibits. As the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair, the MSI features a swirling…
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How Travel is Good for Your Health

According to the U.S Travel Association, 768 million vacation days went unused by Americans in 2018. In addition, 55% of workers reported not using all of their accrued vacation days. In 2020, Americans are more stressed than ever. Time-consuming jobs combined with parenting and family life demands much of our time. Balancing working from home with homeschooling children and running a household is exhausting. Once you add daily chores and responsibilities to the schedule, we feel more strained than ever. It can be difficult to find time to relax and enjoy hobbies we love, and our health often suffers from…
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