Family Fun

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The Chicago Travel & Adventure show is coming to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont January 23-24, 2016.  I had the chance to do a Q & A with John Golicz the founder of the Travel & Adventure show series to find out just what a visitor could gain by attending. “There will […]


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Jewelry, I love it.  I just finished an article for the Prairieland Buzz about using jewelry as my travel souvenir, a practice I started long ago.  This necklace though is special, it stands out not only because of it’s beauty, but because of the story behind it. This last summer we traveled to Pinckneyville, Illinois to […]

Chicago Travel & Adventure show offers Agritourism options

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This time of year I like to fill my calendar with trips for the upcoming months.  Planning ahead and finding out what options are out there is fun and gives me something to look forward to as the snow flies and winters pall wears on. For the first time, I am trying something new, I […]


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Each time they change displays at the National Farm Toy Museum I look forward to visiting and checking out the items in the exhibit and learning new agricultural history.  At the National Farm Toy Show in November I perused the latest exhibit “Fordson to New Holland, 1895 to today”. I learned that the New Holland […]


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This is the day, the day for making plans for the New Year and thinking about where to go and what to do.  Have you made plans for a winter get-away?  Do you have plans for a family summer outing or as a friend of mine has a long awaited honeymoon on the Spanish Rivera? […]