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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Local Craft Brewery Adventure Following the Quad Cities Ale Trail

                 

Local Craft Brewery Adventure Following the Quad Cities Ale Trail

Tasty Tour Through Some of the Quad Cities Microbreweries

Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Quad Cities for hosting my trip to the Quad Cities in order to share incredible experiences with my audience. Opinions are 100% my own.

Planning a few stops on the Quad Cities Ale Trail invites a fun way to explore some small businesses while on a getaway. The Quad Cities presents quite the impressive collection of local microbreweries to explore. With so many, each trip to the Quad Cities can be unique tasting bonanza!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Ravines, Wildflowers and Views Sparkle at Illiniwek Forest Preserve in Hampton, Illinois

Ravines, Wildflowers and Views Sparkle at Illiniwek Forest Preserve in Hampton, Illinois
Hiking at Illiniwek Forest Preserves Treats to Views of the Mississippi River and Ravines

Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Quad Cities for hosting my trip to the Quad Cities in order to share incredible experiences with my audience. Opinions are 100% my own.

Illiniwek Forest Preserve in Hampton, Illinois, treated us to a lovely yet rugged evening hike during our Quad Cities getaway. Throughout our hike, we hiked up onto the bluffs through a forest ablaze with wildflowers. We were entirely at peace surrounded by nature while wandering Illiniwek.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Weekend Windup: 17 Family Fun Ideas in the Chicago Suburbs

17 Family Fun Ideas in the Chicago Suburbs

17 Family Fun Ideas in the Chicago Suburbs

The weekend is around the corner! I have rounded up my favorites for family fun this weekend. Take a peek:

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Appreciating the Vision of Jens Jensen Walking Through His Garden at the Quad Cities Hauberg Estate

 Appreciating the Vision of Jens Jensen Walking Through His Garden at the Quad Cities Hauberg Estate

Admiring a Jens Jensen Garden and Fascinating Local History at the Hauberg Estate in Rock Island, Illinois

Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Quad Cities for hosting my trip to the Quad Cities in order to share incredible experiences with my audience. Opinions are 100% my own.

The Hauberg Estate rises as a majestic architectural treasure from atop a hill in Rock Island, Illinois. Touring the estate introduced us to magnificent gardens as well as the interesting history of the estate. Immediately upon first entering the grounds, I knew an afternoon of admiring beautiful landscaping, nature inspired architecture and interesting stories would unfold. 

Monday, April 26, 2021

Art, Nature, History, Foodie Finds and Beer Blend Into A Perfect Getaway in the Quad Cities

 Art, Nature,  History, Foodie Finds and Beer Blend Into A Perfect Getaway in the Quad Cities

A Perfect Weekend Escape to the Quad Cities Wandering Through Nature, Sipping Craft Beer, Admiring Art and History and More

Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Quad Cities for hosting my trip to the Quad Cities in order to share incredible experiences with my audience. Opinions are 100% my own.

Recently, my husband and I spent a weekend recharging along the Mighty Mississippi in the Quad Cities of Moline and Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa. The Quad Cities offers a magnificent location for getaway featuring nature, history, art, foodie finds and local microbreweries. Even though this was our second visit to the Quad Cities, we found the region full of new experiences blending in with old favorites. For us, this was the perfect recipe for a wonderful getaway! We had such a fantastic time and I am looking forward to sharing our adventure with you in this next series of posts. Take a peek at what we will explore:

Friday, April 23, 2021

Weekend Windup: Chicago Suburban Family Fun April 24-25, 2021

 

Chicago Suburban Family Fun April 24-25, 2021

Chicago Suburban Family Fun April 24-25, 2021

The weekend is here! Here are my picks for this weekend:

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Moline's Sylvan Island Exemplifies Successful Rehabilitation of an Industrial Site into a Thriving Nature Oasis

 Moline's Sylvan Island Exemplifies Successful Rehabilitation of an Industrial Site into a Thriving Nature Oasis
Sylvan Island in the Quad Cities Welcomes Visitors to Incredible Nature Adventures

Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Quad Cities for hosting my trip to the Quad Cities in order to share incredible experiences with my audience. Opinions are 100% my own.

Sylvan Island in Moline, Illinois represents the rehabilitation and reinvention of a former industrial site into a nature oasis full of flora and fauna as well as outdoor recreational opportunities. We were so impressed with the rehabilitation of the site and the diversity of wildlife that we hiked the island twice during our recent weekend getaway to the Quad Cities.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Breathtaking Lake Michigan Views from Kenosha Sand Dunes

Breathtaking Lake Michigan Views from Kenosha Sand Dunes in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Sandy Trails, Rolling Paths, Fabulous Birding and Lake Michigan Views Charm at Kenosha Sand Dunes in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Wandering in the Kenosha, Wisconsin  area a few weeks ago, we stumbled upon Kenosha Sand Dunes in nearby Pleasant Prairie. Kenosha Sand Dunes forms the northern tip of the larger Chiwaukee Prairie Natural Area. The Chiwaukee Prairie Natural area incorporates dunes, coastal wetlands and prairie in both Wisconsin and Illinois.