Hiking the Devil’s Staircase on the Ice Age Trail in Janesville

One of the main reasons our family headed to Janesville, Wisconsin was the opportunity to hike a portion of the Ice Age Trail (IAT). Part of the 1800-mile trail can be found right in Janesville running along the Rock River, the Devil's Staircase. Don't let the ominous...

Best Reasons to Visit Tom’s Sunflower Maze in Huntley

Sunflowers are synonymous with summer especially in the Chicagoland area. These summer blooms are always guaranteed to brighten anyone's day, and that's why our summer isn't complete without a visit to a sunflower field. Thankfully the McHenry County area is home to...

Road Trip Must Stop: Palmer Park in Janesville

I just love playgrounds that can serve as a road trip stop or even include it as part of our vacation. Camden Playground at Palmer Park in Janesville is a wonderful example of both.  As Janesville's second largest park at 164 acres,  Palmer Park has a lot to offer...
Best Reasons to Visit Tom’s Sunflower Maze in Huntley

Best Reasons to Visit Tom’s Sunflower Maze in Huntley

Sunflowers are synonymous with summer especially in the Chicagoland area. These summer blooms are always guaranteed to brighten anyone's day, and that's why our summer isn't complete without a visit to a sunflower field. Thankfully the McHenry County area is home to...

Road Trip Must Stop: Palmer Park in Janesville

Road Trip Must Stop: Palmer Park in Janesville

I just love playgrounds that can serve as a road trip stop or even include it as part of our vacation. Camden Playground at Palmer Park in Janesville is a wonderful example of both.  As Janesville's second largest park at 164 acres,  Palmer Park has a lot to offer...

U-Pick Flowers at Dented Gate Flower Farm in Woodstock

U-Pick Flowers at Dented Gate Flower Farm in Woodstock

Have you ever picked your own flowers from the field? I love summer blooms and I am pretty lucky to live close to a few flower fields where you can pick your own flowers. Located in the country area of Woodstock, Dented Gate Flower Farm has been on my list of U-pick...

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Marriott Theatre

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Marriott Theatre

One of my favorite venues for watching live theater is the Marriott Theatre of Young Audiences. After a brief hiatus due to the pandemic, I was excited to hear that live performances were back and even more excited to hear that one of my favorite classic tales, The...

Tips to Enjoy Alebrijes at Cantigny with the Family

Tips to Enjoy Alebrijes at Cantigny with the Family

If you only have time to do one thing this summer, I highly recommend visiting Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World at Cantigny Park. Guests are treated to the magical and whimsical world of alebrijes, imaginary creatures possessing animal features. The new exhibit...

A Peaceful Sanctuary: Garden of Eden at Soder World

A Peaceful Sanctuary: Garden of Eden at Soder World

Looking to add a little bit of calm to your day? Head over to the Garden of Eden at Soder World Wellness Center and Academy and embrace the calm. The gardens, open to the public, are part of Soder World, a non-denominational holistic wellness spa. We visited on a...

Step It Up at Swallow Cliff Woods

Step It Up at Swallow Cliff Woods

Love spending time with the family and getting your workout on? Take them to Swallow Cliff Woods! I know what you're thinking: Going up the stairs? Fun for kids? Well, YES! Not only will they get exercise in but my kids had such a fun time challenging themselves....

Parks We GO: Commissioners’ Park in Streamwood

Parks We GO: Commissioners’ Park in Streamwood

This summer has been a blast and of course we've done our share of playground hopping. One of the newest parks to hit the Northwest Suburbs is Commissioners' Park in Streamwood.  Plenty of fun for everyone! Looking for more summer fun? Find more fun things to add to...

LEGO Fun + Splash Away at Klehm Arboretum in Rockford

LEGO Fun + Splash Away at Klehm Arboretum in Rockford

When I heard that Klehm Arboretum had a new exhibit featuring LEGOs, I knew that my LEGO-obsessed kids would love to see this. Plus, any chance to enjoy the outdoors at the same time is always a win-win in my book. The temporary exhibit, Sean Kenney's Nature Connects,...

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