All-American pit stop: shopping at American Girl Place Chicago

Francesca Mazurkiewicz is a Chicago-based travel blogger and working mom of two young children. Along with her family, Francesca is out to prove that she can have it all - a family, a career, and a travel lifestyle. I’m not a girly-girl and never … [Read more...]

Key Lime Cove, Gurnee Illinois

The following pit stop is submitted by Jessie Voigts of WanderingEducators.com. Heading to Wisconsin, north of Chicago, and stopping to shop at Gurnee? Or perhaps spending some time at Six Flags? We’ve got the perfect place to stay: Key Lime Cove, … [Read more...]

County Line Orchard

The following pit stop is submitted by reader Erica Smith. Hobart Indiana's County Line Orchard is located right on the Lake and Porter county line, and offers all kinds of outdoor activities in the autumn season. Kids can pick apples, press … [Read more...]

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

The following pit stop is submitted by reader Erica Smith. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is located along the shores of Lake Michigan and is easily accessed from I-94. With 15 miles of beach, outdoor activities, and park programs, there's … [Read more...]

North Point Lighthouse

2650 N. Wahl Ave. Milwaukee, WI The North Point Lighthouse, standing since 1855, is a fixture in scenic Milwaukee, WI. Better yet for traveling families, it's located adjacent to a great park for kids! Says Kara (AKA Vacation Gals' ColoradoGal), … [Read more...]

Cady Cheese Factory

126 State Road 128 Wilson, WI Quick: what's the first thing you think of when I say 'Wisconsin'? If you said 'cheese' and have plans to drive down I-94, then you're in luck! Make a pit stop at The Cady Cheese Shop and Factory to samples of over … [Read more...]