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25 Fun Things to do in Chicago this Summer

Chicago is one of the best summer cities! There are so many events, festivals, and beautiful places to explore, making it the ideal summer destination city. Having once lived in Chicago for over 20 years, I have had plenty of summer adventures over the years. Whether you are in a mood for fitness, museums, food, […]

50 fun things to do this winter in Chicago!

Chicago is a wonderful city with endless opportunities for entertainment and recreation. Chicago’s world class cultural attractions and amazing architecture are the standouts of this great city. Unfortunately, many tourists never consider Chicago to be a winter vacation destination due to the snow and cold temperatures. Luckily, many of the best attractions are located indoors, […]

Great Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

I love ice skating during the winter months. It is fun, cheap, and a great workout! I even own 2 pairs of my own skates! I always keep my skates in the car in case I find a rink while out. There are all different types of rinks – park district rinks, city rinks, or […]

My Top Winter Travel Destinations

I see winter travel as a great way to break up the monotony of winter. Winter can be a hard time of the year with the bleak skies, cold temperatures, and shorter daylight hours. It helps to have a trip or 2 planed to keep that “summer excitement” feeling all year. I like to mix […]

A weekend in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

This past weekend I decided to take a trip up to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. I have visited the White Mountains during the spring for a hiking trip, but this was my first winter trip to the area. I decided to book a hotel at Merrill Farm Resort in North Conway. Although not […]

Winter Fun in Boston: Holiday Activities and more!

Boston may not come to mind immediately as your top spot for spending your winter vacation, however, there is plenty of fun to be found in and around the city. I recently headed downtown for the Boston Common Tree Lighting. Although it was an extremely cold night, the great musical performances (including one by former […]

I love DAVIDsTEA: High Quality Loose Leaf Tea in Boston

This weekend I went ice skating at The Boston Common Frog Pond Ice rink. It was a good time although a tad bit expensive over other rinks I have been to. Luckily, I had my own skates so I only had to pay for admission (normally $5, skate rentals are $9). After skating I decided […]

Jackson Hole Wyoming: The National Elk Refuge, Grand Tetons, & a Moose Sighting!

Jackson, Wyoming is a beautiful small Western town most famous for its’ world class ski resorts. However, it is also a popular destination with outdoor enthusiasts due to its’ close proximity to beautiful national parks like Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Another popular tourist attraction in the area is the National Elk Refuge. We decided to take […]

Christmas in Chicago!

This year for the holidays, I decided to drive into Chicago to visit family. Chicago is a great city to be in around the holidays due to the wintry weather and holiday traditions combining to form the perfect holiday ambiance. There are always plenty of events going on in what is one of the best […]

Lincoln Park Zoo – A Colorful ZooLights Extravaganza Like No Other

Lincoln Park Zoo is one of many great free attractions in the Chicago area. If you are looking for some free fun any time of the year, the Lincoln Park Zoo will not disappoint. December is an ideal time to visit Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo, which is free and open year round, offers a […]