Tag Archives: Midwest

TOP TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – NEBRASKA” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

Nebraska: Soar above this agricultural powerhouse as we explore the Cornhusker State’s vast farms, towering spires, desolate badlands, and gleaming cities. We also celebrate Johnny Carson, Warren Buffet, Carhenge, the College World Series, and other great figures, landmarks, and pastimes that call Nebraska home.

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TOP TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – MICHIGAN” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

Named after the Native American term for “big lake,” Michigan is defined not only by the Great Lakes that shape it, but how its residents shaped America. Discover its diverse history and its visionaries who built empires, started unions, and helped win a World War.

TOP NEW TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – KANSAS” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

There’s more to Kansas than its wide-open spaces and endless skies might indicate. From aviation pioneers to civil rights heroes fought back. and from Laura Ingalls Wilder documenting life on the prairie and a fictional young girl dreaming of a life “Over the Rainbow”, enjoy this soaring tour through the Sunflower State.

From the Series: Aerial America: Kansas https://bitly.com/2vXnKyU

TOP NEW TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – IOWA” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

 

Soar beyond Iowa’s crops, towering silos, and old farmhouses to discover a state where promise stretches as far as its endless skies. This aerial tour celebrates such landmarks as the covered bridges of Madison County and John Wayne’s birthplace.

From the Series: Aerial America: Iowa https://bitly.com/2UIL6AP

 

TOP TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – INDIANA” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

“Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines” and prepare to be whisked away over Indiana’s famous racetrack and the Golden Dome, vast cornfields and large quarries, and bustling metropolises and a city of ruins. Here in the Hoosier State, Abraham Lincoln became a man, basketball became an obsession, and the nation nearly doubled in one of the biggest land grabs in U.S. history. This aerial tour captures the beauty, spirit, and stories of Indiana as seen from above.

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New Travel Videos: “Dark Skies – Pure Michigan”

Director – Kurt Schneider
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Production Company – Eightfold
Executive Producer – Nick Stachurski
Producer – Rich Hutchins
DOP – Paul Theodoroff
Timelapse Photography – Shawn Malone
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What if we told you that magic existed, and you could see for yourself if you just kept going north? Northern Michigan is know as one of, if not the best place to experience the magic of the Northern Lights in the continental US. This piece for Pure Michigan and MRM//McCann tells the story of what we sacrifice to the city lights, and the journey to retrieve it.

Boomer Profiles: 60-Year Old Midwestern Lake Surfer Erik Wilkie In “A Surfer’s Search” (2019)

Director: KEVIN STEEN
Producer: ALEXANDRA BYER
Cast: ERIK WILKIE, YVONNE WILKIE, JAKE BOYCE, JAMIE LEDUC, AND CHRISTIAN DALBEC
Cinematographer: SHABIER KIRCHNER

A Surfer's Search Short Film on Lake Surfer Erik Wilkie Directed by KEVIN STEEN 2019

An intimate portrait of midwestern lake surfer Erik Wilkie. Presented by CARHARTT AND HURLEY.

A Surfer's Search Short Film on Lake Surfer Erik Wilkie Directed by KEVIN STEEN 2019

Website: https://rathausfilms.com

Top Travel Destinations: Hiking And Viewing The Fall Colors On Mackinac Island, Michigan

From a Michigan.org online article:

Mackinac-Island-Fall-ColorsThere are over 140 miles of trails and roads leading to great views on Mackinac Island. Stop by the Visitor’s Center to buy a map of the trails, significant points of interest and self-tours. Or visit a rental bike shop for a map, (though these have less detail). One of the most popular trails is the 8.2-mile road along the island’s perimeter. Typically there are bikers along this trail, but plenty of pedestrians also use it to see the beautiful shorelines. The road is not very hilly but it is long, so take your time to enjoy the views and be sure to stop occasionally to read about the history of the island. If you’d like to get deeper inland, there are several trails that lead to great views of the changing reds, yellows, and oranges as well as vantage points to see the beautiful shorelines. Stay aware of bikers and horses and be sure to stop at Sugar Loaf, Fort Mackinac, Skull Cave or Arch Rock for amazing views.

To read more: https://www.michigan.org/article/trip-idea/pure-michigan-hiking-trails-see-brilliant-fall-colors