Cave in Rock, an Illinois cave with pirate history! – Picture by Rose Hammitt

Cave in Rock is a place where legends and folklore combine. Not sure of the exact history, locals say that pirates and counterfeiters stayed...

A ferry ride makes you feel like a kid

While on the Hardin County tour for travel writers, I had a chance to ride on the Cave in Rock Ferry which boards at...

Illinois Iron Furnace, a one of a kind history in the Shawnee National Forest – picture by Rose Hammitt

Last year I came close to seeing the iron furnace, but no cigar! The road to the furnace looked like it was running out...