Our first Airbnb experience – Chicago, IL

Our first Airbnb experience – Chicago, IL

It is very possible that we may be the only family left on earth that hasn't used Airbnb. But to be fair, we are not big risk takers and it takes us a little while to acclimate to new trends 😉 In all seriousness, this has been on our list for a long time. We [...]

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Fall Family Activities |Chicago & Suburbs

Fall Family Activities |Chicago & Suburbs

I asked social media what they wanted to see on my blog and FALL ACTIVITIES won the race. So without further ado - here are some new and some old, favorites of mine. Apple picking - I am always talking about apple picking so naturally this is on top of my fall list. We are [...]

New Hiking Adventure: Vernon Hills Memorial Arbortheater

New Hiking Adventure: Vernon Hills Memorial Arbortheater

Does anyone else feel like this summer is just flying by?! I looked at my calendar the other day and it made me sad. We only checked off 2 summer bucket list items. T W O! This never happens and we only have 23 days of summer break left. I knew we wanted to scale [...]

One Day In Wild West Town -Union, IL

One Day In Wild West Town -Union, IL

Howdy partners! Here is another edition of Where are they now?! Just kidding. It's just us and our random adventures. This weekend we finally visited Wild West Town in Union, Illinois. I say finally because, this little gem is ONLY 20 minutes from our house, yet it took us 8 years to get here! We [...]

Can A Road Trip With The Kids Truly Go Without A Hitch?

Can A Road Trip With The Kids Truly Go Without A Hitch?

A road trip is the Holy Grail of family travels. When it goes well, it can be the most exciting, organic, and fulfilling of all your travels. But there are so many ways that it can go wrong and baffle you. Add kids to the mix and you have a real challenge on your hands. [...]

Now Onyx, Punta Cana – family vacation

Now Onyx, Punta Cana – family vacation

Good morning and welcome back. Dominican is my secret oasis. Home away from home if you will. It was one of the first vacations my husband and I took alone and I absolutely fell in love with their pink sand and palm studded beaches. It is what keeps me coming back, year after year. Here [...]