A Little Time and a Keyboard: Road Trips

Road Trips

We love a little adventure. Here are some of our road
trips, near and far.

Dog Sled Musher's Camp and Discovery Center (Juneau)

British Columbia

Cheyenne Cañon Park (Colorado Springs)
Crystal Falls (Green Mountain Falls)
Dinosaur Ridge (Morrison)
Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs)
Green Mountain (Boulder)
Helen Hunt Falls (Colorado Springs)
Rainbow Falls (Manitou Springs)
Elgin Area Getaway
Elk Pasture (Elk Grove Village)
Elmhurst Art Museum (Elmhurst)
Enlightened Balance (Crystal Lake)
Mississippi Palisades State Park (Savanna)
Mitsuwa Marketplace (Arlington Heights)
Morton Arboretum (Lisle)
Morton Arboretum Treehouse Exhibit (Lisle)
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago)
Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago)
Nachusa Grasslands (Franklin Grove)
Naperville Trolley Tour (Naperville)
Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens (Rockford)
Oak Park Conservatory (Oak Park)
Oak Park River Forest Museum (Oak Park)
Old Bakery Beer Company (Alton)
Openlands Lake Shore Preserve (Fort Sheridan)
Pease's Candy (Springfield)
Peck Farm (Geneva)
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Chicago)
Pere Marquette State Park (Grafton)
Pinstripes (Northbrook, South Barrington, Oak Brook)
Raupp Museum (Buffalo Grove)
Red Oak Nature Center (Batavia)
Richardson Adventure Farm (Spring Grove)
Richardson Christmas Tree Farm (Spring Grove)
River Trail Nature Center (Northbrook)
Rock Cut State Park (Loves Park)
Friendship Botanic Gardens
Hendricks County
Hendricks County Historical Museum (Danville)
Hoosier National Forest (French Lick)
Hot Blown Glass (Clayton in Hendricks County)
Holiday World and Splashin' Safari (Santa Claus)
Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Park (Santa Claus)
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (Lincoln City)
Martinsville Candy Kitchen (Martinsville)
Mayberry Cafe (Danville)
Mayberry in the Midwest (Danville)
McCloud Nature Park (North Salem, Hendricks County)
Morgan County
Perillo's Pizzeria (North Salem, Hendricks County)
The Rathskeller (Indianapolis)
Santa Claus
Shoreline Brewery (Michigan City)
Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (Indianapolis)
South Bend Chocolate Factory
South Bend Chocolate Factory (Rest Areas)
Zydeco's (Mooresville)

Antique Archaeology (Le Claire)
Bix Beiderbecke Museum (Davenport)
Channel Cat (East Davenport)
Devils Glen Park (Bettendorf)


Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum (Louisville)
Completely Kentucky (Frankfort)
Frazier History Museum (Louisville)
Henry's Ark (Prospect)
Louisville Eats and other finds
Mark's Feed Store (Louisville)
Mega Cavern (Louisville)
My Old Kentucky Home (Bardstown)
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary (Lexington)
Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory (Frankfort)
Seelbach Hilton Louisville
Louisville (overview)

Bienville House Hotel (New Orleans)
Destrehan Plantation (Destrehan)
English Tea Room (Covington)
Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve (New Orleans & Louisiana)
New Orleans


Cascade Falls in Patapsco Valley State Park
Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center (Kent Narrows)
Great Falls
Kent Island
Pickering Creek Audubon Center
Maryland State House
Reynold's Tavern (Annapolis)
William Paca House (Annapolis)


Chocolate Garden (Coloma)
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park (Grand Rapids)
Froehlich's (Three Oaks)
G&M Variety (St. Joseph)
Galien River County Park (New Buffalo)
Grand Haven
Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Art Musem (Grand Rapids)
Grand Rapids Eats
Grand Rapids Public Museum (Grand Rapids)
Grandpa's Cider Mill (Coloma)
Harbor Grand (New Buffalo)
Pleasant House (Three Oaks)
Hawn State Park (Ste. Genevieve County)
Line Creek Trail (Kansas City)
Swope Park (Kansas City)


Berea Falls (Berea)
Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia)
Buttermilk Falls (Beaver Falls)
Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh)
Condado Tacos (Pittsburgh)
Duquesne Incline (Pittsburgh)
Fall Run Park (Glenshaw)
Gettsyburg Military Park 
The Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh)
The Heinz History Center (Heinz Exhibit, Toy Exhibit and more in Pittsburgh)
Hersey's Chocolate World (Hershey)
Hopewell Furnace (Elverson)
Laurel Summit State Park (Allegheny Mountains)
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square)
Ridley Creek State Park (Newton Square)
The National Aviary (Pittsburgh)
Valley Forge

Et La Lumiére Fut (Notre Dame Basilica, Montréal)

South Dakota
Falls Park (Sioux Falls)
Queen City Bakery (Sioux Falls)

Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens (Nashville)
The Hermitage (Nashville)

Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory (Burlington)
Magic Hat Brewing Company (Burlington)

Cedar Creek Battlefield and Belle Grove
Mount Vernon
Shenandoah Caverns
Shenandoah National Park


Hotel Murano (Tacoma)
LeMay America's Car Museum (Tacoma)
Museum of Glass (Tacoma)
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma Eats
Tacoma for Families
Washington Capitol Campus (Olympia)

American Science & Surplus (Milwaukee)
Apple Hut (Beloit)
Beloit's Intriguing Local Eateries
Black Cat Alley (Milwaukee)
The Brewhouse Inn and Suites (Milwaukee)
Bodacious Shops of Block 42 (Janesville)
Bristol 45 Diner (Bristol)
Seagull Bar State Natural Site (Marinette)
Skelly's Farm Market (Janesville)
Sprecher Brewing Tour (Glendale)
Swiss Maid Fudge (Wisconsin Dells)
The Safe House (Milwaukee)
Third Ward (Milwaukee)
Walker's Point (Milwaukee)

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