The Midwest Travel Network was created to provide opportunities for travel writers and destinations to connect. Our goal is to connect the writers, bloggers, and influencers with tourism partners to share the great places and stories of the Midwest.

2023 Midwest Travel Network Conference

See You in Kansas City, KS!

JUNE 8 – 10, 2023

We are thrilled to have Visit Kansas City, KS as our host and destination for the 2023 Midwest Travel Network Conference! A melting pot of flavors, cultures and traditions, Kansas City, KS is uniquely different than anywhere else in the Kansas City region. Whether going mural hunting or getting bites along the Kansas City, KS Taco Trail, you’ll enjoy a trip to Kansas City, KS.

Let’s Work Together

Interested in partnering with our network? Want to learn more about the work we do to connect writers and destinations?

Lisa and Sara - owners of Midwest Travel Network


Founded in 2013 by Sara Broers and Lisa Trudell, the Midwest Travel Network began as a group of travel bloggers based in the Midwest collaborating, networking and sharing the stories of the region. Almost 10 years later, the organization has evolved into Midwest Travel Network, a group made up of not only writers and bloggers but also the industry tourism partners working hard to promote their communities.

Theresa Goodrich
The Local Tourist

Ever since I first heard about Midwest Travel Network by eavesdropping on some fellow travel writers, I have been consistently impressed by the professionalism and support of Lisa, Sara, and the members of the group. The concept of bringing together communities with people who can passionately tell their stories is brilliant, and it’s opened doors and created new audiences for both. Midwest Travel Network truly celebrates all-things Midwest, and, more importantly, celebrates the people who make the Midwest the warm, exciting destinations that we love to call home and share with the world.

Sage Scott
The Everyday Wanderer

Through the Midwest Travel Network, I have connected with a group of kindred spirits who love the American Midwest and want to help her shine. I’ve made connections who have contributed their experiences to articles, and I’ve made friends that I’ve been able to meet up with during my travels. There’s nothing better than exploring a new, Midwestern destination with a local travel blogger turned friend as your guide!