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Midwestern Road Trip to Casey, Illinois: A Small Town with Big Stuff Means Lots of Travel Fun for Kids

Annual family road trips are some of my first real memories of traveling as a kid. We lived far away from relatives in Illinois, so every summer my parents would pile my sisters and me into the backseat of our old Chevy, and we would visit my Dad’s family in Chicago. Then, we’d drive down…


Top 10 Places to See Fireworks in the US

Planning your 4th of July vacation? Find the best places in the country to see fireworks and experience a top-notch vacation with your family. These top 10 places to see fireworks in the US are perfect for families with kids. National Mall Washington, DC There’s no better place to celebrate our nation’s freedom than our…

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7 Best Chicago Sweet Treats

Let’s face it, no visit to Chicago is complete without stopping for a few tasty treats to make your day a little bit sweeter. Friends who visit me in Chicago are always looking for unique places to stop and satisfy a sweet tooth while exploring the city. Click Here to read – SUMMER IN CHICAGO: TOP…


Rediscovering Chicago

“We’re going on a weekend adventure,” I told my children. “We’re going to be tourists in our own hometown.” My announcement was met with lukewarm enthusiasm although, to be accurate, my 6-year-old and 8-year-old hadn’t actually lived in the city since one was a toddler and the other a baby. So, we left the suburbs…


9 Essential Tips for a Successful Family Visit to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

Rich with museums, parks, and history, Chicago is an amazing city to experience as a family. As a local, one of our favorite touristy spots to visit is the Shedd Aquarium. So, during our recent stay at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile we were thrilled when the Marriott team gave us complimentary tickets to…


Luxe Family Stay at the Trump Chicago

Chicago boasts one of the most child friendly major cosmopolitan cities in the world. Families who are looking for a unique and unforgettable luxury experience will love a lavish stay at the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago. We spent Christmas at the Trump Chicago this year. It provided a posh home base in a…


Best Suites for Multi Generational stays in Chicago

Chicago is a perfect city for a multi-generational vacation because of all of the great family activities, museums, culture, and history that the windy city boasts for kids and adults of all ages. I recently stayed at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile located on Michigan Avenue for a family wedding over New Years and found…


The Beautiful View of the Skydeck at the Willis Tower

I’m a special education teacher in Chicago at Johnson College Prep in Englewood. This neighborhood is infamous for violence and often pegged as the most dangerous neighborhood in Chicago. When Sarah and WellTraveledKids invited my students and I on a trip to the Skydeck at the Willis Tower and to munch on Garrett’s famous popcorn, I…


Top Four Reasons to Choose the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Chicago is a magical place for me during the holidays. The lights, shops, and carriage rides make Michigan Avenue my absolute favorite weekend getaway destination in December. My husband, daughter Reagan (4), and I recently stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on a Thursday-Sunday as part of a festive family vacation. Here are the…

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