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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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Summer travel & weekend family getaways from Chicago

Summer is finally here in Chicago. Well, at least the calendar says so. (Really, what is up with all this rain?!) The kids might be asking where you’re heading for summer vacation. Or, you may be looking to do a weekend away from the city. Either way, I’ve got recommendations for some summer travel and weekend […]

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“Funnest vacation ever!” Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells

“Funnest vacation ever!” When your five-year-old screams that multiple times during a trip, you know you’ve done something right. What I did “right” was bring my kids on a weekend trip to America’s largest water park, Wilderness Resort, in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. About a three-hour drive from Chicago, Wilderness Resort is an excellent remedy for our brutal, […]

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Museums in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Just steps beyond Kenosha’s delicious, multi-cultural HarborMarket, and right on the revitalized lakefront, are the Kenosha Public Museum and Civil War Museum, two of the three museums that comprise the Kenosha Public Museums campus. The Kenosha Public Museum was established in 1933 as a natural sciences and fine arts museum. Its new location on the […]

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Getting cultured in Kenosha

One way to describe our visit to Kenosha is “whirlwind global tour”. You’re thinking now, “Huh? But you only went to Wisconsin!” True, but we experienced way more than the stereotypical cheese and bratwurst. In fact, there is quite a bit of culture going on in Kenosha. It started for me at the Kenosha HarborMarket. I’ve been […]

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“What I did on my summer vacation”

I’ve been out of school for some time now, yet every year around mid-August, I’m plagued by this feeling of dread. Why? Because it’s back-to-school time and the unofficial end of summer. Long, warm days; fiery sunsets; and heaping ice cream cones, are replaced by reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic. And with the dread comes the […]

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