Sunday, August 18, 2019

Wandering Songbird Slough Trail in Itasca, Illinois

Hiking Songbird Slough Trail in Itasca, Illinois

Hiking Songbird Slough Trail in Itasca, Illinois

Songbird Slough Trail in Itasca is a shorter trail that will take you through wetlands, meadows and prairies. You will see picturesque wooded spots from the trail. However, the trail is not covered so you will not benefit from shade. The preserve makes up for a lack of shade with beauty. Songbird Lake, which is a remnant of a glacially formed shallow lake known as a slough, is stocked for fishing adding another element to the preserve. Songbird Slough Forest Preserve certainly is a treasure in Itasca!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Favorite Midwest City Views and Skylines


Favorite Midwest City Views and Skylines

Midwest City Skylines and Views: Favorite Views of Midwestern Cities of All Sizes

Midwestern cities of all sizes have some truly fabulous views! On quite a few of my adventures recently, I have enjoyed some pretty spectacular city views. So, I thought that I would collect a few true treasures here in the Midwest with the help of some of my Midwest travel writer friends to help us all with some trip planning. Whether you are looking for a skyline full of skyscrapers, a melding if historic buildings, beautiful cities along the waterfront, cities blending into the countryside or anything in between, there is a view certainly here to inspire you! Enjoy our favorites across the Midwest:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Walking Plays, Vintage Days, Fred Fest and More}

Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois
Walking Plays at Morton Arboretum. Image credit Morton Arboretum.

Walking Plays, Vintage Days, Fred Fest and More Weekend Fun in the Chicago Suburbs August 16-18, 2019

A fun filled summer weekend is ahead! Here are my picks for fun in the Chicago suburbs this weekend:

Evening Concert at RiverEdge Park in Aurora: Perfect End to a Summer Day


Evening Concert at RiverEdge Park in Aurora: Perfect End to a Summer Day

RiverEdge Park in Aurora Provides A Stunning Venue for Summer Concerts on the Fox River

**Disclosure: I did receive complimentary tickets in order to bring you this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

We arrived about an hour early to our show at RiverEdge Park in Aurora -- Hollywood Nights -- which gave us plenty of time to settle in and relax. I have to say, the stage at RiverEdge is pretty impressive!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Entices With Incredible Nature on Milwaukee Hiking Trails

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Entices With Incredible Nature on Milwaukee Hiking Trails

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Invites Hikers To Explore Many Habitats

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center nestled along Lake Michigan just north of Milwaukee invites visitors to explore a variety of hiking trails experiencing a number of ecosystems. Schlitz Audubon is an important bird watching site and provides a vibrant habitat for migrant birds. During a recent summer afternoon, we explored several different trails admiring the environment and looking for birds and other wildlife!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Quick trip to Lund and Malmo, Sweden

An afternoon exploring Lund and Malmo Sweden

Ambling Around Lund and Malmӧ in Sweden

Øresund Bridge connects Denmark and Sweden making it easy to add a visit to Sweden onto a trip to Copenhagen. We opted to take a tour for this portion of the trip and enjoyed a nice spot to view the Øresund from Sweden.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Kite Festivals, French Connection, Food Trucks, Veggie Fest and More}

Rainbow Kite

Chicago Suburbs Family Fun August 8-11, 2019 Including: Kite Festivals, French Connection, Food Trucks, Veggie Fest and More

The weekend is nearly here! Be sure to soak up that summer fun this weekend! Here are my picks in the Chicago suburbs this weekend:

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Springbrook Nature Center and Hiking Paths in Itasca, IL

 Springbrook Nature Center and Hiking Paths in Itasca, IL

Springbrook Nature Center in Itasca, IL Treats Families to Hiking Trails and Nature Learning


Springbrook Nature Center in Itasca provides two miles of hiking trails and a nature center including resident raptors treating visitor to a nature respite. On a free Sunday afternoon, we explored Springbrook Nature Center to enjoy a little time outside at a new preserve.