Kenosha, Wisconsin – An Easy Road Trip

We have world-class museums in the city of Chicago, but did you know that just over the border up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, you can find one of the best museum campuses in the Midwest? Some of the museums offer FREE admission with fewer crowds and easy parking. Beyond that,... Read More

Visit Rockford this summer

Did you know that Rockford is the third largest city in Illinois and is the home of the Sock Monkey? It’s the perfect distance for a day trip or weekend getaway from Chicago and has many inexpensive indoor and outdoor attractions and hotels. Here are some of our favorite... Read More

State & County Fairs

July 15-19, Wed.-Thur. 3-11pm, Fri.–Sun. noon-midnight Kane County Fair St. Charles: 630-584-6926 Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Rd. Fox Valley’s Top-Rated Summer Event. The fair includes: entertainment, mid-way with carnival rides, exhibitors, tons of food, crafts, and more livestock than you can imagine. Along with corn dogs... Read More

Travel Products for On-The-Go Families

Heading on a trip this holiday season? Here’s a collection of fun and colorful products designed for a family on the go! These Travel Friends products from BenBat™ are great for the car, stroller or plane – wherever you are on the move. They’ll help keep the kids comfy... Read More

Save on your Ski Clothing with GetOutfitted

Are you heading to the slopes during spring break? Here’s a great idea to equip the family on a budget. Rather than buying new clothing for your trip every year–especially with kids that grow two sizes per season–you can upgrade your clothing and gear through a rental company called... Read More

Energy Shot Portable Backup Battery

The MyCharge Energy Shot Portable Backup Battery is a great little gadget that saves you when your phone battery is running low and you’re not close to an outlet. This handy charger fits in a purse, car or carry-on bag and charges your device very quickly. You can use... Read More

Winter Swimming Safety Tips

Swimming is a great way to burn off energy and stay in shape over the winter. And no, despite what our moms told us, you can’t catch a cold from wet hair. According to Sara Batchelor, COO of Pro Swim Academy in Elk Grove Village, “Often times parents think... Read More

Budget Family Day Out in Miami? Let’s Go!

Whether you’re eight or eighty, everyone loves a trip to Miami, especially in winter. But for a family of four or more, The Magic City can seem a little expensive. You can do a family day out in the city on a budget, you just need to go to... Read More

Summer Travel

August Newsletter: summer travel  One more month of summer – what’s on your list before the kids go back to school? It’s not too late to get in more travel, even if it’s just around the Chicago area. Head to Navy Pier for a city experience, or escape... Read More