New Glarus, WI – America’s Little Switzerland

New Glarus, WI – America’s Little Switzerland

Good morning! I am on a mission to visit as many European inspired or European style towns America has to offer. New Glarus, WI was on of them. This unique town is about 3 hours from Chicago and while it may seem like a long drive, it goes by quickly. My husband and I enjoy [...]

Guest Blog: The Many Faces of Elgin

Guest Blog: The Many Faces of Elgin

I am very excited to share this guest post by a local Author & Photographer. Enjoy! The Many Faces of Elgin A Guest Blog Post from Jen Keller, Author & Photographer I am a high school German teacher, who wishes she could spend her days traveling and making photos. Growing up someone was always making [...]

The world of coffee – Western Suburbs of Chicago

The world of coffee – Western Suburbs of Chicago

This comes as no surprise and especially on National Coffee Day - but I love coffee! It has to be the European in me that can't resist the aroma or the taste. I will drive out of my way just to try a new cafe and consider it a bonus if it involves pastries πŸ˜‰ [...]

Apple Orchards – Chicago suburbs!

Apple Orchards – Chicago suburbs!

Fall is 19 days away and that means = apple picking, pumpkin patch, and all things Halloween. This is my favorite time of the year and I am so ready. Ready forΒ  the crisp sweater weather, pumpkin scents, fall decorations - I love it all. But first things first, apple orchards. Here is a list [...]