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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 […]

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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The coastlines have the oceans and the Gulf, the Rockies and Blue Ridge states have their mountains, but central Illinois has it’s fall colors and its festivals.  As fall rolls into the heartland, get out and enjoy the pumpkins, the apples, the wrap up of harvest, and the bite in the air!  Fall lasts a […]

Cooking Class Comes Home II - Pasta feeling a little Italian coming on.

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Hip Hip Hooray for pasta!  I didn’t travel to Italy, just with my friend Janna Seiz  to Springfield Illinois and Lincoln Land Community College for the 2nd half of my cooking class to get my Italian fix.  The class was with Chef Denise Perry who taught us all about the Principles of Cooking.  As part […]