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Just a few miles from Main St. Galena, passing a few hilltops and curvy roads, we arrived at the castle-like Goldmoor Inn. Exquisitely manicured gardens, romantic sunsets with views of the Mississippi River and pure quietness await at this...
It’s no doubt that Galena is a top destination for many looking to escape the hustle and bustle of surrounding cities. People from Chicago, Milwaukee, Iowa City and many others make the trip to visit this well-preserved historic small...
https://youtu.be/CeJJ2vPo944 I can’t even count the number of times I walked by this place. I knew it was a city landmark and from time to time, I looked inside to admire the architectural details in the lobby and its restaurant...
The big top is back in Chicago to amuse us all once again in a surrealistic journey called Luzia. The world between the reality and fantasy where acrobatics, brilliant colors, and inspiring music takes you on a waking dream...
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” 
Mary Oliver An amazing thing happens when women support women through outdoor explorations: women gain confidence, perseverance and grit. REI Outessa, leaders in adventure travel,...
Imagine there is road trip so complete, you drive from the mountains aside idyllic lakes and glaciers towards medieval villages. Well, there is, it’s called the Grand Tour of Switzerland. This 1000 miles combination of Swiss roads is the...
Finland is often known as a winter destination. Long cold winter months are full of things to do from northern lights hunting to skiing and skating. But what about summers? It isn’t talked about as often, but Finnish summer...
It’s amusement park season folks---and here’s a little something we’ve learned along the way after experiencing a healthy array of park fun. We’ve done Disney (in Orlando and Paris, natch), smaller scale theme parks, water parks---and of course, the...
We’re not dreaming much about horses after our trip to Louisville, but we are thinking about how early we can leave Chicago on a road trip to Florida this August and make a must stop at Hi-Five doughnuts along...