Posts in category "Summer getaways"

Welcome Back to School's Out!

Welcome Back to School's Out!
        The title of this blog is a bit misleading...... because of course school isn't actually out for the summer (not quite yet anyway). But I am sure that you have summer plans on your mind as that last day of school quickly approaches! So what's on YOUR summer agenda? Welcome back to the fourth season of School's Out! -- a blog about family-friendly activities in and around Chicago. Although I love summertime fun with my kiddos, I have to admit that it takes work to keep us all happy and entertained from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This is a big job! And advance planning is key. This blog is all about answering the question, "What are we doing today, Mom...

Noah's Ark: Possibly the coolest waterpark in all of America

Noah's Ark: Possibly the coolest waterpark in all of America
Sure, you’ve probably been to a couple of waterparks in your lifetime. But until you’ve stepped foot into Noah’a Ark, you haven’t really seen anything. Noah’s Ark is the country’s largest waterpark. This place features 49 water slides (what!), 2 wave pools, 2 endless rivers, and 4 separate kiddie play areas. Thrill seekers flock to the... Read more »

Planning your Wisconsin Dells family getaway

Planning your Wisconsin Dells family getaway
Thinking about heading up to the Wisconsin Dells for a little family getaway sometime this summer? Not sure where to start your planning? Wondering which hotels and waterparks are the best fit for your family (because there are definitely different parks for different families)? As any experienced parent knows, family vacation tend to go a lot smoother when you have a plan -- it is not easy to "wing it' with little people in your life. So if you are thinking about a trip to the Dells sometime this summer (like we are!), I definitely suggest that you do your homework before hand...
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Welcome Back to School's Out!

Welcome Back to School's Out!
With a predicted high of only 61 degrees and a low of 45  (brr . . . .), today might not feel like a typical June 1st. But  despite the bum weather, summer is upon us here in the Midwest! Welcome back to the third season of School's Out! -- a blog about family-friendly activities in and around Chicago...

The Coolest Miniature Golf Course on Earth

The Coolest Miniature Golf Course on Earth
I have to confess that my kids haven’t had a lot of miniature golfing experience — but I have. I love a good game of miniature golf and I am hoping that my kiddos do too! I think that this a fabulous family outing that both kids and adults can enjoy. During our most recent... Read more »

How to start planning your Wisconsin Dells Getaway

Thinking about heading up to the Wisconsin Dells for a little family getaway sometime this summer? Not sure where to start your planning? Wondering which hotels and waterparks are the best fit for your family? As any experienced parent knows, family vacation tend to go a lot smoother when you have a plan — it... Read more »
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Do you miss summer too?

October? Already? Just a few weeks ago, I was wearing my bathing suit and splashing around in the pool with my kids. Now we’re planning our Halloween costumes and drinking warm apple cider! How’d that happen? Sure, autumn has lots to pluses, but I sometimes find myself longing for lazy summer days spent poolside playing... Read more »

Scenes from the Wisconsin Dells: Day 2

Scenes from the Wisconsin Dells: Day 2
Up today: more details on our getaway to the Wisconsin Dells! If you missed it, you can read all about Day One here. On Day Two of our trip, I learned that when your kids wake up for the day at 6:00 a.m., you can really see and do A LOT OF THINGS in the... Read more »

Scenes from the Wisconsin Dells: Day 1

Scenes from the Wisconsin Dells: Day 1
We just got back into town from our mini-vacation to the Wisconsin Dells. We all had a great time (and boy, are we tired from all of that non-stop playing!). I thought you might want a little glimpse into our getaway (in case you might be thinking of planning your own family trip). On Sunday... Read more »
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While we're in the Wisconsin Dells . . .

While we're in the Wisconsin Dells . . .
I’ve been busy planning our 3-day trip to the Wisconsin Dells. What a way to kick off summer! After reviewing the 2010 Wisconsin Dells Vacation Planning Kit, I’ve made some preliminary decisions about how we should spend our precious vacation time. We are going to be staying at the Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness... Read more »