A memorable trip with kids across Lake Michigan on the S.S. Badger Carferry

Not only was our trip to Ludington, Michigan full of things to do like beaches, museums, ice cream, and awesome food, but it is also the home to the S.S. Badger carferry, a historic, steam-powered ship. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, the 1952 vessel was...
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Get to know: Pirate Pete, Pirates’ Cove very own pirate

A couple days ago, we wrote about our latest visit to Pirates' Cove in Elk Grove Village. I thought it would be fun to get to know their pirate mascot, Pirate Pete, a little bit better, so we had a little one on one. Check it out! Me: How can we meet you? What are...
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Family Fun Review: Revisiting Pirates’ Cove Children’s Theme Park in Elk Grove Village

Ahoy, mateys!  How has your summer been going? Our summer has been full of travel, but we've also had the chance to explore local Chicagoland attractions. One of our kids' favorite attractions, when they were younger, was Pirates' Cove in Elk Grove Village. It's been...
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A Photo Tour: Biking around Mackinac Island

You know I love Mackinac Island, right? One of the most memorable experiences is biking on the island. After all, how often are you on an island where bicycles and horses are the main form of transportation? Here is a photo tour of Mackinac Island. Biking along the...

Star Line Ferry: A fun way to get to Mackinac Island

Disclosure: Our family was given complimentary tickets to experience Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry. I was not required to express a particular point of view and all opinions are my own.We're continuing our Mackinac Island series with a one of the coolest ways to get...

Party on with a Pokemon birthday party

It seems that Pokemon is all the rage, so when my soon to be 7-year-old asked for a Pokemon themed party, I couldn't say no. Plus, I could finally get more use out of using my awesome Silhouette Cameo. We had plenty of hand-made crafts, and to top it off we had...

Summer fun at British Soccer Camp

Summer time. It's upon us! If you're looking at soccer camps around the area, look no further than British Soccer Camps. Here are reasons why you'll want to book summer camp. Why your kids will want to join: They have an innovative curriculum that develops skills,...

ROAR into summer with Dinos & Dragons at Brookfield Zoo

If it's one thing my kids love it's dinosaurs. So when their favorite creature visits our favorite Chicagoland zoo, the Brookfield Zoo, we add it to our must-do list. But when you add dragons to the mix, we are so there! Highlights: Dragons. How often do you hear or...

Save $30 on your first meal from Home Chef

Since we're a family always on the go, finding time to prepare a home-cooked, healthy meal has become increasingly difficult. But withHome Chef, a meal delivery service,  a home cooked meal is possible and in about 30 minutes! How does it work? Pick a meal from one of...

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