Sunday, November 18, 2018

7 Made in USA Gifts for the Traveler


7 Made in USA Gifts for the Traveler

My favorite gifts to give are ones made in the USA.  Whenever I travel I like to pick up something made in that place to bring back with me. But, isn't it also awesome to travel with items made here in the USA? If you are shopping for a traveler, here are some of my favorite travel items made in the USA:

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Christkindlmarket, Naper Lights and Vintage Gadgets Exhibit at Naper Settlement in Naperville

Christkindlmarket, Naper Lights and Vintage Gadgets Exhibit at Naper Settlement in Naperville

Christkindlmarket, Naper Lights and Popeil and Ronco Vintage Gadgets Exhibit at Naper Settlement in Naperville

While making out your lists of to-dos during the next few weeks, Naper Settlement should definitely be on it. Three events will combine to make a wonderful family experience this holiday season.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Must See Holiday Lights in the Midwest

Must See Midwest Holiday Light Displays

Midwest Holiday Light Displays to Add to your Holiday Bucket List:

The twinkle of holiday lights will soon wrap us into magical, merry wonderment. Every year, I am learning about and experiencing new holiday light shows and experiences. I have to say, lights never disappoint and really uplift the spirit during this wondrous season. Need some sparkly inspiration in the Midwest? I have rounded up a collection of incredible holiday light displays throughout the Midwest including some suggestions from Midwest travel writers. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Illumination, Settler's Day, Cocoa Concert, Light Up the Night and More}

Illumination over the lake at Morton Arboretum

Holidays are arriving here in the Chicago suburbs! There are plenty of fun events this weekend with winter and holiday themes! Here are my picks:

Monday, November 12, 2018

Tasty Local Bites in Beloit, Wisconsin

Tasty Local Bites in Beloit, Wisconsin

Savoring Local Fare and Flare in Beloit, Wisconsin:

**Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Beloit for hosting my family's visit to Beloit.

While exploring Beloit, Wisconsin, we did get a bit hungry. So, we were more than happy to sample a few places for some nibbles. We needed fuel for exploring, right? Beloit has a nice range of restaurants all in the downtown area that are both flavorful and unique. Explore the eateries we added to our adventure:

Friday, November 9, 2018

Hiking the Devil's Staircase Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Janesville, Wisconsin

Exploring the Devil's Staircase Segment of Wisconsin's Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Janesville, Wisconsin

Devil's Staircase in Janesville, Wisconsin Allows Hikers to Enjoy a Unique Glacial Landscape:

**Disclosure: Thank you to Janesville CVB for hosting my family's visit to Janesville.

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a 1,200 mile trail through Wisconsin highlighting the glacial ice sculpted landscape throughout the state. The retreating glacier left unique landscape features that we can enjoy today through a variety of unconnected hikes. One of these hikes, Devil's Staircase, can be found along the Rock River in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Veterans Day, Glass Pumpkins, Tech Fairs, Crafts and More}

Family fun in the Chicago suburbs including crafting with glass


The weekend is ahead! So many great events including Veterans Day events, working with glass, craft fairs, tech and science fairs and even Santa! Here are my picks for fun in the Chicago suburbs this weekend: