This is the latest installment of our series on underrated destinations, It’s Still a Big World.
Let’s be real. When is the last time one of your friends called you to tell you about their epic trip to Nebraska? Odds are, that’s never happened.
Nebraska is rarely included in travel features and it’s often passed over for its more popular neighbors (I’m looking at you, South Dakota and Colorado!). Don’t get me wrong, I love both of those states and I’ve even written about epic bike touring in South Dakota and life-changing forest bathing in Colorado for The Daily Beast, but I’m on a mission to explore all 50 states, including the less popular ones. The current COVID-19 pandemic seemed like a good time to visit less crowded states with lots of outdoor activities so Nebraska made its way to the top of my list.
For any native Nebraskans offended by my characterization of their…