Tips to Enjoy Christkindlmarket in Aurora

The popular Christkindlmarket, the authentic German Christmas market, has made their way to Aurora! With 2 locations in Chicago, the market, featuring food, drinks, and unique gifts, has been a holiday tradition for many. But if you're looking to enjoy the tradition...

Holiday Activities to Count Down to Christmas (+Fill Your Activity Advent Calendar!)

It’s the beginning to look like Christmas! It’s our family’s favorite time of the year and we go all out. If you’ve been following me, it means that we count down to Christmas with an advent calendar! Sure, we purchase a few calendars but we also have an activity...

A Christmas Story The Musical at Marriott Theatre

One of our favorite holiday movies, A Christmas Story, has been brought to life at the Marriott Theatre.  When I heard that A Christmas Story, The Musical had come to Chicagoland, I knew that we needed to see it. We're so glad we did - we loved it! Looking for a show...
Janesville Art: Murals and Sculptures

Janesville Art: Murals and Sculptures

Janesville, Wisconsin is a small town that offers big adventures. I can't recommend Janesville enough! One of the biggest reasons I adore it so is that they have an amazing art scene. Come along and check it out! READ MORE: Family Outdoor Adventures in Janesville...

Parks We GO: Heritage Park in Wheeling

Parks We GO: Heritage Park in Wheeling

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 Northern Suburbs is Heritage Park in Wheeling.  Plenty of fun for everyone! Looking for more summer fun? Find more fun things to add to your...

Squeezing in Summer Fun at Santa’s Village

Squeezing in Summer Fun at Santa’s Village

Wow, has this summer flown by! If you're looking to squeeze as much fun as you can before the summer ends, then visiting Santa’s Village is a must. Even though my kids aren't as young as they were, they still have a blast because there's so much to do.  It has...

Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville

Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville

We love taking time to visit gardens when we're on vacation. Not only are the flowers beautiful, but being surrounded by nature and its elements never fails to brighten our mood. The Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville is a prime example of a beautiful garden with...

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...

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