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Midwest getaway to Lincoln Way Inn Bed & Breakfast

Midwest getaway to a prairie oasis: Lincoln Way Inn Bed & Breakfast

A Midwest getaway close to the big cities, but far enough away to enjoy silence and tranquility, Lincoln Way Inn Bed & Breakfast in Franklin Grove, Illinois, truly is a prairie oasis, blending history, luxury, and serenity. Franklin Grove is approximately two hours west of Chicago; less than an hour south of Rockford, Illinois; and […]

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Expand Your Horizons Chicago 2018

Expanding Your Horizons Chicago: Empowering young women to pursue careers in STEM

I am honored and happy to announce that I am a media partner for this year’s Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) event in Chicago! EYH is a nationally recognized STEM education program for middle school girls that will be returning to Chicago on March 24, 2018, for the sixth year in a row. EYH aims to combat […]

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ChicagoFamily Staycation | Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel

Chicago family staycation at Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel

I’ve said for years that Chicago is an exceptional place for travelers to live. With its diversity, top-notch art and entertainment, and world-class museums, Chicago residents like myself can “travel” without even leaving the city. Sometimes day trips to different neighborhoods quench the travel thirst. Other times, you just need an overnight staycation to really […]

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Radio Flyer Adventure Travel Agency

Introducing Radio Flyer Adventure Travel Agency

To celebrate “100 years of imagination on wheels”, Radio Flyer is opening the first-ever travel agency for kids! More than ever, kids’ creative freedom and imagination are being limited by a world of structured play. Radio Flyer is in the business of imagination. For 100 years, Radio Flyer has provided vehicles that run on imagination. […]

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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 Working Mom's Travels 5th anniversary

Anniversary Giveaway #2: All About Chicago!

When I hosted the 5-year anniversary giveaway in January to thank my readers and supporters, I hinted that there would be a part 2. I’m happy to say that it’s finally here! Thanks to wonderful partners and fantastic friends, I have not one, but TWO more incredible prize packs to give away. Both prize packs in […]

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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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The Working Mom's Travels 5th anniversary

The Working Mom’s Travels turns 5 + a family trip giveaway!

“Your traveling days are over.” Do you know how many times I heard that, or something similar, from people when they learned I was pregnant with my first child almost a decade ago? Family members, friends of friends, anyone who knew of my traveling ways, felt the need to chime in to let me know […]

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