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Winter Family Picks in Rockford, Illinois

Jan 02, 2015 ● By Melissa Schwartz

Winter easily tempts us to hibernate. While curling up under the covers and reading a good book with a cup of tea in hand sounds appealing, we found Rockford, Illinois to be city worthy of winter expl

Midwest Travel: Theatre-Hikes at The Morton Arboretum

Jul 26, 2014 ● By Melissa Schwartz

Theatre-Hikes at The Morton Arboretum Promote Appreciation for Theater, Nature and Well-BeingWhen asked for Chicago travel recommendations, I always include The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois at

Midwest Travel: Geocaching in Galena, Illinois

Jul 13, 2014 ● By Julie Henning

Galena, Illinois has been on my Midwest Travel bucket list for quite some time. So, when we found ourselves with an open Sunday and the perfect weather for a summer road trip, we headed down to the No

Combine Nature and Cars During a Day Trip to Volo, Illinois

Jun 25, 2014 ● By Melissa Schwartz

Volo, Illinois may be  a small town with a population of nearly 3,000, but it is certainly not small on family fun and is home to two attractions that make for a well-rounded  family day trip. The Vol

Midwest Travel: Summer in Rockford, Illinois

Apr 06, 2014 ● By Julie Henning

Home of the sock monkey and Mrs. Fischer’s potato chips, Rockford, Illinois may seem like an unlikely destination for a road trip. Less than a two-hour drive from Milwaukee, Chicago, Madison, Dubuque,

Midwest Travel: Starved Rock State Park, Utica, Illinois

Nov 18, 2013 ● By Julie Henning

Gateway to the 2,600 acre Starved Rock State Park, the region features sandstone canyons, seasonal waterfalls, and hiking trails galore. A beautiful four-season destination, Utica is closer than you m

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