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Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa | Galena, Illinois

Midwest family getaway: Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena, Illinois

I’m known to tout the Midwest whenever I get the chance. So many travelers – foreigners and even my fellow Americans – view it solely as “flyover country”. Such a shame as there is a wealth of recreational and cultural opportunities in the region. There are also gems: delightful little hamlets that can make you feel […]

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The Guesthouse Hotel Chicago

The Guesthouse Hotel: Boutique accommodations in Chicago for families

Since I have lived in Chicago my entire life and know the city quite well, I’m often asked for my suggestions on where to go, where to eat, and where to stay in the city. My standard answer is, “If you want to experience REAL Chicago, you need to get into the neighborhoods.” One neighborhood […]

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5 spring break destinations for families in the Midwest

5 Family Spring Break Destinations in the Midwest

With the holidays behind us, it’s time to start thinking about travel plans for the next school recess — spring break! It’s tempting, especially for us Midwesterners, to plan escapes to warmer climes. But there is a wealth of history, fun, and diversity right here in Middle America — for locals and visitors alike. To […]

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Mrs. Lincoln's Attic | Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Family travel guide to Abraham Lincoln historic sites: Midwest edition

April 15, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln. It’s incredible to ponder just how much of an impact Lincoln still has on our country, even more than a century later. While much emphasis is placed on Lincoln’s Presidential story, one of the objectives of For the Love of Lincoln was to relay the […]

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