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Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum

✔ - I love this place! Neat little shopping district!! Plus this is my go-to for wine! :-) - Main Street Galena, Illinois

Galena IL - this quaint town that caters to women, sits over the Mississippi River, just east of Dubuque, Iowa. There is a nice cigar shop that my husband enjoyed...happy shopping ladies!! Drag him with or leave him at home!

Galena, Illinois ... a great place to take a weekend or 2-3 day trip. We visited and it has history, shopping, beautiful! Did you know it was almost the capital of Illinois? :)

from Beyond the Edge

Illinois: Explore Giant City State Park

Climb and hike in one of Illinois’ most pristine places. What Is It? Combining climbing and hiking is the preeminent way to explore this hilly, 4,055-acre oasis hidden amidst the largely flat Corn ...

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Chicago Lakefront

Riverwalk, Chicago, Illinois -- I don't have to dream about this one any more, had great 3 days in Chicago last April, not long enough!

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Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, Ohio

from Midwest Living

15 Great Girlfriend Getaways

Door County, Wisconsin

from The Campfire Chronicle by Stargazer Mercantile

Pass the Mint Juleps Please, It’s Kentucky Derby Time!

It's Kentucky Derby time again!!!!! Read our blog post, and learn a little bit about its history, how to make a Mint Julep, see some amazing hats, what about all those roses, and OH LAWDY. . .that song!!! CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY:

from Budget Travel

Photos: 5 Beautiful Reasons to Love Venice

Venice, Italy...This is now one of my favorite cities on Earth. It was so beautiful and busy at the same time.

from Travel + Leisure

Washington D.C.

Washington DC, last time there, I missed seeingthe White house. Need to go back.

from Midwest Living

Top Attractions in Indianapolis

Soldier & Sailors' Monument at the Circle in the center of Indianapolis Have you been to the top? I have

from Midwest Living

25 Weekend Getaways Near Chicago

When you need a break from the big city, you don't have to go far. These escapes—including Amish Country, Indiana; Galena, Illinois; and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin—are within a one- to three-hour drive and offer a variety of activities that will recharge your life.

from Midwest Living

25 Perfect Weekend Getaways

The Great River Road on the Mississippi River, Alton, Illinois