Galena, Illinois - Lots of fun times with family & friends!

Road trip time! Check out the best cross country routes by season/weather conditions, attractions and famous landmarks, travel time and more!

The World's 50 Most Visited Tourist Attractions in the World. I've been lucky enough to have been to 20 of these places (Disney is on here a lot...)!

Galena, Illinois, my home town!

Galena

Galena IL - this quaint town that caters to women, sits over the Mississippi River, just east of Dubuque, Iowa. Quaint shops.

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

Galena, Illinois

Buckingham Fountain in Chicago is so beautiful!

Branson, MO. FUN place to visit. Small. Active. Beautiful. Worth the time and effort.

Venice, Italy...This is now one of my favorite cities on Earth. It was so beautiful and busy at the same 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: http://stargazermercantile.com/pass-the-mint-juleps-please-its-kentucky-derby-time/

What to do, see, and eat in Venice, with limited time in one of Italy's most romantic cities.

Cincinnati, Ohio

23 Of The Best Hidden Gems In Chicago: I wouldn't call more than a few of these "hidden gems," but it's all good things.

Door County, Wisconsin

Times Square, Fort Myers Beach

Chicago Riverwalk. - Hope I have time for this...

Galena, Illinois

Downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Nauvoo, Illinois -- can't wait to go back and this time bring my children. Beautiful and full of my Church's history.