Tag: "travel"

Zinc Flyte, the perfect companion

Zinc Flyte, the perfect companion

November 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Zinc Flyte Case Scooters are fun and practical. Designed in the United Kingdom by Simon to appease the “young Simon”,  these suit-cases/backpacks/scooters are durable and easy to operate. Available in “Mini”, “MIDI”, and “Maxi”, the Zinc Flyte is the perfectly priced item for the upcoming holiday travel season or as a holiday gift item. Zinc Flyte […]

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The adventure begins long before the passport is issued

The adventure begins long before the passport is issued

January 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

The item showed up on Facebook feeds before we saw it on the news. It said that Illinois driver’s licenses and state IDs were no longer federally compliant for airline travel. This meant that TSA could require additional security measures before allowing Illinois residents to board an airplane. The measures could range from additional identification to a […]

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The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show

The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show

January 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Interested in culinary demos, meet sled dogs, ride the mechanical bull and interact with some of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s “wild” friends? The Travel and Adventure Show returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, January 11-12, 2014. The show takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. It opened Saturday, January 11, but runs […]

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The Lurie Garden at Millennium Park

The Lurie Garden at Millennium Park

June 29, 2012 | Comments (1)

On June 7, 2012, I was invited by the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park for a private tour to learn more about this amazing 5-acre garden right smack in the middle of Michigan Avenue. Recently, the “Lurie” name has made headlines in Chicago with the move of the Children’s Memorial Hospital to the new, Lurie […]

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This Chicago Mom's 2011 Reflection

This Chicago Mom’s 2011 Reflection

January 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

My, what a year it has been! I started out as the mom of  two more children -twins- making my blog’s name really truthful. We officially became a Houseful Of Nicholes. And what a blessing this year has  been also. We’ve traveled – Alabama, Texas, Florida, Iowa, and even the Bahamas. We’ve celebrated birthdays and […]

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Top Ten Reasons Why My Family Wants to Go to Boyne Mountain this Winter!

Top Ten Reasons Why My Family Wants to Go to Boyne Mountain this Winter!

November 8, 2011 | Comments (1)

  My family spent part of our Michigan summer vacation at Boyne Mountain and fell in love with its charming family-friendly alpine atmosphere. Here are the top ten reasons why we want to go back this winter! 1. The Solace Spa – Spend one hour in the relaxation room at the Solace Spa and you’ll […]

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Chicago Getaway: Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island

Chicago Getaway: Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island

September 24, 2011 | Comments (1)

To me, a family vacation is about escaping from my household routines and spending time with my family. It’s about spending time in the moment, not living on a schedule, and of course, eating way too much ice cream. Before school started, we decided to take our boys to Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island […]

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Chicago Getaway: Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa

Chicago Getaway: Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa

June 20, 2011 | Comments (4)

When I first received an invitation to a family gathering that was going to be taking place outside of Traverse City, Michigan, my first reaction was “it is going to be such a loooong drive with the kids”.  I was so focused on the car ride, that I did not spend any time researching were […]

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Enchanting Mother's Day Celebrations

Enchanting Mother’s Day Celebrations

May 12, 2011 | Comments (1)

In Danielle Smith‘s recent blog post, she asked moms how they wanted to be celebrated on Mother’s Day. She wanted to know if you’d prefer to celebrate being a mom by spending time with your children or by taking a few hours off and spending time away from family responsibilities for some rest and relaxation. […]

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Family tea-time at The Peninsula Chicago

Family tea-time at The Peninsula Chicago

May 7, 2011 | Comments (0)

One of the best things about being a Chicago Mom is Chicago! We have the most beautiful skyline, hands down. Our downtown is so perky, and exciting, sometimes I simply take the “L” to Michigan Avenue to people watch. I was so excited to spend the afternoon at the The Peninsula Chicago for afternoon tea […]

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Solving Driving Problems with Shnacks

January 4, 2011 | Comments (7)

Driving in Chicago has its challenges. My husband thinks there are too many aggressive drivers and my friends think there’s too much traffic. But I think the most challenging and dangerous part of driving in Chicago are my children. Sometimes it is truly not safe for me to be driving when my boys are fighting […]

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Yellowstone National Park

From Basher to Booster

August 17, 2010 | Comments (3)

It’s easy to be a naysayer and a critic, especially when it comes to the Federal Government. Heaven knows, our elected and appointed officials give us lots of fodder. But after our recent road trip, I’ve been converted from a basher to a booster. In just under three weeks, we visited five National Parks, at […]

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