Tag: "vacation"

Family Fun at Pheasant Run

Family Fun at Pheasant Run

June 29, 2017 | Comments (1)

Family time at Pheasant Run, St. Charles, Illinois’ ‘Summer Splash’ Package is unique and enjoyable. An overnight stay in the newly redesigned Tower Rooms, one 16″ pizza and a two liter soft drink, and $10 worth of tokens for the Swamp Arcade is certainly an ingredient in the recipe for a great family getaway. The […]

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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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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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The Most Wonderful Two Weeks of the Year

December 20, 2010 | Comments (1)

We’re starting my favorite two weeks of the year.  It’s not just Christmas and New Year’s that make it special.  It’s not just that the girls are going to be home on break.  It’s that my husband is on vacation for the next two weeks.  My husband has a lot of vacation, a perk that […]

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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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The Second City? Depends On Who You Ask.

August 11, 2010 | Comments (5)

Ask anyone who knows me what my favorite city is, and they will say “Chicago, of course!” without hesitation. Though I sometimes act like the so-called Second City is the only great one, of course it isn’t. I just returned from a whirlwind weekend in another metropolis, New York City, where I had the pleasure […]

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The Final Road Trip

The Final Road Trip

July 15, 2010 | Comments (9)

So we’re packing up the car-top carrier and hitting the road for what is most likely our last whole-family vacation. My daughter heads off to college in the fall and I know our lives will never be the same, so this is it — the ultimate (def. #2, adj. – being the last or concluding […]

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