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Winter Family Picks in Rockford, Illinois

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

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

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

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

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

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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