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Midwest Weekend Getaways

Midwest Weekend Getaways


Midwest Weekend Getaways

Summer is the time for traveling and the SMSL family has caught the travel bug! This summer we have several travel plans in the works, but instead of traveling across the United States we are doing several weekend getaways instead of one long vacation. The beauty of traveling like this is that we don’t have to use vacation days and we get to see things that have been on our list to see for awhile now.

Because we are based in Missouri we have decided to travel to places that are within a four to six hour window away from home. Which allows us to reach Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Nebraska, Illinois, and Oklahoma just to name a few which means lots of fun places to visit this summer.

Some of our past adventures include St. Louis, Branson, Springfield, and Kansas City all located in Missouri. But this summer we are heading to Great Falls in Joplin, MO to check out one of America’s Most Scenic Destinations which is also Missouri’s largest continuous flowing waterfall. Cruising down Route 66 is at the top of our list to reminisce of times gone by and just a leisurely weekend getaway. While in the area we are also visiting Carthage, Missouri and the Precious Moments Chapel so it should be a busy weekend getaway!

Antique Archaelogy

The next trip we are going to visit Iowa to see the Amana Colonies as well as the Field of Dreams Movie Site! Some of our past Iowa travel destinations include The Bridges of Madison County, Antique Archaeology and the Worlds Largest Truck Stop.

I know that we have a few more short trips in the works, but we haven’t gotten them finalized just yet. But instead of paying cash like we normally do on family vacations we are paying for everything on our Discover Credit Card. Why Discover?? Because the rewards from using it are amazing! I can save the Discover it Miles® for traveling for my business which saves me money in the long run. For every $1 we spend, we get 1.5x miles which will make for a huge savings the next time I need to book a flight. But best of all is that there is no annual fee for having the Discover it Miles Credit Card.

What are your travel plans this summer? Where can the Discover it Miles bonuses take you?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Heidi Gray

Money saving Mom/Nan (Grandma) of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family. Fun.Travel.Food not necessarily in that order serving Missouri and beyond!

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