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Lincoln Park Zoo Lights – A Colorful Lights 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 […]

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The Best Holiday Activities in Chicago

Chicago is one of the best cities to visit around the holidays. I often find myself venturing back to the area as there is so much to do in terms of holiday entertainment and attractions. Plus, the wintry weather really adds to the holiday ambiance! Nothing really compares to bundling up with ...

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Reno, Nevada & the Grand Sierra Resort: A Perfect Thanksgiving Getaway!

For Thanksgiving this year, Mike and I decided to make the 9 hour trip from Idaho Falls, Idaho to Reno, Nevada. Several years ago, when we lived in Nevada, our favorite weekend destination was the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno. This resort has a classy, laidback ambiance which sets it ...

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An afternoon in Salt Lake City

This Saturday, we took a day trip to Salt Lake City from Idaho Falls. The drive to get here was long and boring with 3 hours of barren desert scenery, although when we finally arrived, we agreed that Salt Lake City is a gorgeous city. The mountains surrounding the city are spectacular. As we ...

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Idaho Falls: The Gateway to Yellowstone

Idaho Falls, the largest city in Southeastern Idaho, is nicknamed “the Gateway to Yellowstone,” due to its’ close proximity to America’s First National Park. Asides from being super close to Yellowstone, as well as the Grand Tetons and several other natural wonders, the ...

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A Weekend in Boise, Idaho

Last weekend, Mike and I took a road trip to Boise, Idaho. We were excited to check out the area after hearing only positive feedback. Driving in we were not very impressed with the dull, desert landscape. I was expecting Boise to be a bit more lush, however, after spending some time here we ...

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Hollywood Walk of Fame: Can you find your favorite star?

The Walk of Fame is the famous 15 block section of Hollywood Blvd dedicated to stars of today and yesteryear. The Walk of Fame is one of those touristy attractions that you have to visit just once to see what all the commotion is about. After one trip, you surely will not want to deal […]

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A trip to Paso Robles, CA: Biking, Hot Springs, and Beautiful Views!

This weekend, Mike and I took a trip up to Paso Robles, California. Paso Robles is a small city in San Luis Obispo County, best known for its’ many vineyards, hot springs, and beautiful scenery. The scenic drive from Los Angeles took about 4 hours. We booked a night in a suite at La Quinta ...

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Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip: Things to do and see along Hwy 1

Mike and I just returned from a fabulous roadtrip up the California coast. The Pacific Coast Highway is an amazing drive loaded to the brim with stunning coastal scenery & fantastic attractions for the entire 600+ mile distance. From the beaches, to the ocean views, to the redwood ...

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Welcome to our Travel Blog!

Welcome to our travel blog! My name is Maureen and I will be providing the content for the travel site & blog. My boyfriend, Mike is the creative director, providing the design for the website. We both enjoy photography and have collaborated, both on taking pictures and incorporating them into ...

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