Monday, January 16, 2017

Laugarvatn: Fontana Spa in Iceland





Laugarvatn Fontana Spa in Iceland

One experience to never miss in Iceland is an opportunity for pampering and relaxation at one of the country's geothermal spas. The Blue Lagoon is the logical choice for many travelers due to close proximity to the airport making it ideal for layovers. Additionally, it is serviced by many tours. However, I recommend venturing to other geothermal spas in more low key locations to truly unwind and relax with smaller crowds.
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Friday, January 13, 2017

Adding Local Flavor to Your Vacation

Adding Local Flavor to Your Vacation

When I travel, I like to absorb the local surroundings as much as possible. Sometimes this requires a bit of pre-planning. Often, you can also find some true gems on the fly. Supporting the local businesses and treasures adds a richness to your experience while helping the local communities you enjoy so much! Here are a few ways I have learned to capture the essence of my destination to take a little piece back with me:
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Trains, Ice Carving, Owls & More}

close up of owl face

Great weekend full of events ahead! Please be aware if there is no snow on the ground, there will not be snowshoeing or other snow activities. Here are my picks this weekend:
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Jolane's in Glenview Serves Up Delicious Home Cooking

Jolane's restaurant in Glenview, IL

Jolane's in Glenview is a great location for a family, home-cooked meal. We have celebrated a few family occasions there and find it to be a comfortable location if we want a meal with all the trimmings but not make it at home!

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

10 Chicago Area January Events for Families

Bald eagle in winter.

January can be tough here in Illinois so I have gathered a few events to keep you busy! Here are some adventures for the next few weekends:

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Travel & Adventure Show Comes to Chicago January 21-22

The Chicago Travel and Adventure Show will bring travel experts and the flavors of distant lands to Chicago.
Image courtesy of Travel & Adventure Show
Dreaming of a new adventure but can't escape Chicago any time soon? January's Travel & Adventure show will bring the travel to us! The two day event will feature seminars given by travel experts, exhibits from travel destination representatives, hands-on activities, cultural performances and travel-flavored cooking demos. Plus, there are prizes! Who can forget prizes?

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup: {Fitness, Critters and Trains}


Here are some fun local weekend activities for this weekend! In the winter, please always be sure to check if outdoor events are running if it is very, very cold. 
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