5 Authentic Midwestern Vacations

Great food raised locally, still waters calming our souls, rustic retreats to lay our heads – are you already dreaming? Yeah, this is how we vacation in the Midwest.

Five Lakeside Retreats Where It’s Easy to Press Pause

There’s something about the waterfront that calls to our souls, beckons us to slow down and enjoy the sweeter things in life. Now that it’s time to start planning that getaway, we’re dreaming of five destinations where you can’t help but press pause.

Teeing Up for the Future

As in so many areas of life, a sea of changes is slowly transforming this most traditional of games. We caught up with some of the area’s top golf pros to see how new technologies and audiences are shaping our local courses, and how they’re adapting with the times.

A Hill & Some Snow: Where to Find Outdoor Fun This Winter

We hardy Midwesterners know that all it really takes to have some fun in the winter is a good hill, enough snow and the right equipment. Here are some of the best locations in our region to ski, board and sled.

An Iron Horse Takes the Galena-Chicago Stagecoach Trail

Stagecoach trails became the first formal infrastructure for Illinois travel. Join retired college professor Mark Schwendau and his wife, Karen, as they travel the Galena-Chicago stagecoach trail by motorcycle and note interesting landmarks.

Buckle Up for Summer Travels

If you’re looking for a place with all-around appeal to explore this summer, you’re in luck. Discover these five destinations that make for a perfect day trip, a family vacation or a romantic getaway.

4 Popular Must-See Holiday Festivals

The holiday season is a special time of year to make memories with the people we hold dear. We take a look at four quintessential holiday events that are sure to spark your family’s holiday spirit.

Meet Top Wedding Vendors at the Galena Bridal Fair

Dozens of wedding vendors will be at the Galena Bridal Fair on Feb. 18. Get a sneak peak of what the fun-filled event has in store.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.

A Checklist of Regional Craft Beer and Wine

We’ve made our list and checked it twice. Now, can you visit them all this season?