It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s The Superman Festival!

Down in the southern tip of Illinois is the hamlet of Metropolis, the official home of none other than Superman. Once a year the town pulls out all the stops to celebrate the beloved character. This year’s 40th Annual Superman … Continue reading

Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, IL

Aesthetics play a major role in the beauty and peaceful allure of the Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois. Here you’ll find both a celebration of nature and a peaceful place to spend a few hours, feeling blissfully miles away … Continue reading

Quincy, Illinois: Exploring “Gem City”

Any drive along the Mississippi River in Illinois should definitely include Quincy, a scenic town that is steeped in history. If you stay in Nebo at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, you can enjoy a leisurely, scenic drive along the Great River … Continue reading

Blossoms Star At Lombard, Illinois’ Lilac Festival

One of prettiest signs of spring is a lilac tree in full bloom. Make a trip to Lombard, Illinois, and you’ll find a whole blooming town-full. Visit during the Lombard Lilac Time Festival, May 2-20, 2018, and you’ll not only … Continue reading

Starved Rock State Park: Illinois’ Natural Wonder

Visitors know Illinois for many different things—a great city, Land of Lincoln, charming towns, towering cornfields, rivers and lakes. Few expect what they find at Starved Rock State Park. Take a break sometime soon and visit the remarkable park. Mission … Continue reading

Enjoy Hiking, Prairie At Illinois’ Nachusa Grasslands

The vast prairie that once covered Illinois is making a comeback of sorts at Nachusa Grasslands Preserve, 90 miles west of Chicago in Franklin Grove, Illinois. This town is also where you’ll find Lincoln Way Inn Bed & Breakfast, making … Continue reading

Champaign County Illinois’ Boneyard Arts Festival

Creativity takes over Champaign County, Illinois April 12-15, 2018 with the annual Boneyard Arts Festival. This four-day event is something every art buff will want to add to the calendar. The festival is a multi-genre event showcasing performance, literary and … Continue reading