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Meet the Midwest Travel Network

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.

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.

Attend an Event

From our annual conference to writers workshops to meetups across the region, the Midwest Travel Network offers a variety of opportunities to connect in person and online.

Join Our Facebook Group

Become a part of the Midwest Travel Network Facebook group to connect with writers and destinations passionate about the Midwest. Discover partnership opportunities, upcoming events, and more.

Get in Touch

Have a question? Want to learn more about getting involved? We would love to chat! Reach out and we’ll find ways we can work together to support all of the amazing things happening in the Midwest.


June 23 – 25, 2022

After three years apart, we are thrilled to have Visit Greater St. Cloud as our host and destination for the 2022 Midwest Travel Network Conference! Located northwest of Minneapolis along the banks of the Mississippi River, St. Cloud, Minnesota is a haven for lovers of the outdoors and urban enthusiasts alike.

What Our Members Say

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!