Midwest road trips

Tight on time-and money-we road-tripped to places we thought we'd never want to go. Cincinnati. Detroit. St. Louis. Even Gary. Surprisingly, all of them rocked-at least a little.


Try this Michigan city for a cheap, close trip from Chicago.

St. Louis

This Mississippi River metropolis is the other city that doesn't sleep.


Visit Cin City for French cafés and adorable nabes.

Day trips from Chicago: Kalamazoo, Kenosha, Gary and Rockford

Nope, there wasn't a court case involved. We went to these gritty cities because we wanted to.