Places to Hike in Chicagoland

Ever get annoyed when people tell you to “take a hike?” Well, don’t be! Because hiking is one of the absolute BEST family friendly activities to not only help you work up a sweat, but also explore the world around you no matter the weather.  Looking to branch out of your neighborhood paths? Then check […]

Picnicking Spots & Meal Ideas

Are you trying to soak up the gorgeous weather before Chicago again becomes Chiberia?  Me too.  That’s why we are eating out (and no, I don’t mean going to restaurants—my wallet can only stretch so far) as often as possible.  I love serving meals as picnics because it puts an extra special spin on a […]

Independence Grove

Looking for the best playground for families?  Then head out to Independence Grove in Libertyville for a day of fun, from hiking to picnicking and even swimming!  Luckily for Lake County residents, Independence Grove is FREE resource for families, but for others there is a simple $10 parking fee—well worth the fun that lies within […]