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Illinois Travel Tips | Exploring the Midwest Episode 11

Illinois Travel Tips | Exploring the Midwest Episode 11

Unfortunately Illinois Tourism was unable to join me for this episode of the broadcast. So I recruited 3 fabulous Illinois travel writers to join me today. Cindy Ladage is a book author, blogger, and a farmer’s wife with 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Dig into her passion of agricultural history at Traveling Adventures of…

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Read articles for specific cities: Illinois in General  Champaign County Midwest Getaway: Champaign, Illinois Soda~licious: the Homer Soda Festival Chicago Chicago for Couples: Explorations in the Windy City Chicago with Kids: Visit the City’s Best-Kept Secrets A Visit to Long Grove Confectionery is Like Finding a Golden Ticket 6 Spring Break Getaways for Your Family…

Visiting Kaskaskia Island – Illinois’ Island That Can Only Be Reached from Missouri

Visiting Kaskaskia Island – Illinois’ Island That Can Only Be Reached from Missouri

“Mom, do we have islands in Missouri?”my bright-eyed daughter asked as I begin to plan our road trip to Kaskaskia Island. Yes, no, I don’t know. Prior to stumbling upon Kaskaskia Island, I had only heard the name used by the weather guy on our local TV station. I had no clue the Kaskaskia was…

Never Pass By a Hot Dog Stand: Johnny’s WeeNee Wagon in Markham, Illinois

Never Pass By a Hot Dog Stand: Johnny’s WeeNee Wagon in Markham, Illinois

If there is one thing our travels have taught us, it’s to never pass by an interesting looking restaurant. Such was the case during our trip to Chicago’s Southland.  We were in town for the Gaelic Park Irish Fest and were looking for a place to grab lunch.  We had passed Johnny’s WeeNee Wagon on…

Exploring the Midwest Episode 1 | Welcome to the Midwest

Hello and welcome to Exploring the Midwest! I am Jody Halsted and I will be your navigator as we explore the 13 states that make up the Midwest (as defined by the Midwest Travel Journalists Association). These states are North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky….

6 Spring Break Getaways for Your Family
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6 Spring Break Getaways for Your Family

This post contains affiliate links and a product review. Please know that I only share products that I personally use and really like. Purchases made through this website do not cost you extra, but they do help support the maintenance of Family Rambling. With cabin fever really beginning to set in, it’s no wonder that many families…

Exploring Allerton

Exploring Allerton

I used to love watching America’s Castles on A&E. The grandeur, the extravagance, the undisguised abundance of wealth that the late 19th and early 20th century ‘robber barons’ had to work with was simply unimaginable. One of these ‘robber barons’ in Chicago, a man by the name of Samuel Allerton, made his money by purchasing pork…

A Visit to Long Grove Confectionery is Like Finding a Golden Ticket
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A Visit to Long Grove Confectionery is Like Finding a Golden Ticket

“I never had a chance to shine, Never a happy song to sing, But suddenly half the world is mine What an amazing thing—‘Cause I’ve got a golden ticket!” When Charlie finds the Golden Ticket, every child imagines changing places with him for even just a moment to peek into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory! Fortunately,…