Date Night at Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen in Crystal Lake

As I mentioned in our last post reviewing ShadowView Brewing, we're tasting our way through McHenry County in order to preview a couple restaurants included in McHenry County Restaurant Week. Next up - Duke's Kitchen and Alehouse in downtown Crystal Lake. As a newbie...
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ShadowView Brewing in Woodstock

We love our area, but sadly we haven't dined at many of the restaurants. With McHenry County's inaugural restaurant week coming up, I thought it would be the perfect time to try out new places. We were kindly invited by Visit McHenry County to preview a couple of...
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Visiting Ice Castles in Lake Geneva Wisconsin + Tips

  If you are looking for the ultimate thing to do this winter, you will need to head to Lake Geneva. This year Ice Castles have made an appearance there, and it's nothing short of amazing! Read on to learn more about our experience as well as tips to prepare you...
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Holiday Lights at Mack Manor

We wanted to squeeze a little more holiday fun so what could be better than holiday lights? (See some great lights here in Wisconsin.) This time we ventured closer to our area and headed to Mack Manor in Fox River Grove. I heard that they were recently aired on The...

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: What Kids Really Want

Scrambling to find the perfect holiday present for your kids? Well, here are a few ideas for kids. We've tried these personally and can no doubt recommend it. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a...

Celebrate Winter at Loews Chicago Hotel

For a weekend in December, the Loews Chicago Hotel was the ideal stomping grounds for our Chicago holiday adventures as well as to celebrate my son's birthday. In addition, we were able to take advantage of the Loew Chicago Hotel's Snowed Inn package which includes...

B.GOOD Schaumburg: Great Fast, Healthy Food + GIVEAWAY

  With the holidays quickly creeping around the corner and shopping and other holiday errands, the last thing on my mind is making food at home. Although it is rare to find healthy fast food options, we are now in luck. B.GOOD has come to Schaumburg! With 70...

Holiday Fun: Santa Cruise in Lake Geneva

Did you know Santa Claus has a special hideaway in Lake Geneva? Last Friday, my family and I rode on the Santa Cruise to find Santa's secret hideaway on the Lake Geneva Cruise Line. We had a holly jolly good time experiencing this unique way to see Santa. Disclosure:...

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