Autumn is the perfect time to explore the Midwest, as trees turn vibrant colors, farmers harvest golden fields and cool breezes remind us that we'll soon be spending a lot of time indoors. Here are 10 quintessential destinations. ...

It's remarkable how far from home we feel when vacationing in our tri-state area. Karla Nagy explores the spirit of these historic towns, and the sheer number of interesting activities they offer this summer. ...

The Old Northwest Territory is full of great resort and hotel getaways. Why not explore some of the best in your own backyard? ...

Plan for your winter wedding at this classic boutique hotel, a 'Martha Stewart Weddings' top choice that's been creating wedding dreams for generations. ...

Loras College (Private/Four-Year) 1450 Alta Vista St., Dubuque, Iowa www.loras.edu Loras College is a Catholic, liberal arts college, perched high atop the bluffs of the Mississippi River, in Dubuque, Iowa. Students receive a well-rounded education in small classes that allow hands-on learning and collaborative projects. Recognized on several fronts, Loras is ranked 11th in the Top Tier among Best Midwest ...

Learn about the nine locally-owned wineries that make up the Great River Wine Trail, and find out how you can enjoy this tri-state treasure. ...