Archives for January 2017

Book Cover Reveal

Wow. Writing a book is absolutely amazing, but the work definitely doesn’t end when the book is written. I finished writing the Ultimate Kids’ Adventure Guide to Chicago in December and since then it’s gone through copy editing and there are still several steps before it’s completely finished, but it’s happening! The release date is […]

Winter Events at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Schaumburg has been one of our favorite spots to visit for a long time; we’ve been annual pass holders for years and we love checking out the new exhibits and events. Below are some current and upcoming events. General admission is $19 per person. Buy tickets online and save up to 25%: LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com/Chicago. Last […]

Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed Giveaway

Dinosaurs ruled the Earth during the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, and they’ll rule the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont from Friday, January 13, 2017 through Monday, January 16, 2017. Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED has a walk-thru exhibit that allows visitors to have close-up encounters with a lifelike kind T-Rex, Stegosaurus, and Velociraptor. […]

Dozin’ with Dinos and Other Night at a Museum Experiences

A new year is a great time for new experiences and several local museums offer you a chance for new experiences and perspectives by staying open overnight for sleepovers. Grab a sleeping bag, toothbrush, and jammies and reserve your tickets now. Many of these overnights will sell out quickly, so it’s best to reserve your spots […]

Crazy January Holidays and How to Celebrate Them

Okay, I’ll be honest: January is my least favorite month of the year. The holidays are over and there’s just not much going on. It’s cold and dreary out, plus it’s also cold and flu season, so we’re not getting out much. Sometimes you have to make your own fun and one great way to […]

Skiing, Snowboarding, and Tubing Near Chicago

  There’s not much snow on the ground, but that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace winter with skiing and snow tubing. Here are some great places not too far from Chicago to where, depending on your skill and comfort level, you can glide gently or zoom down some hills. All of these locations can help […]

Free Chicago Museum Days – Winter 2017

Winter in Chicago generally means yucky weather and it’s easy to get a little stir-crazy, so why not bundle up the kids and check out a museum for free? Most free days only apply to Illinois residents with valid identification and only apply to general admission, not special exhibits or events. Adler Planetarium – January 6–13, 16 […]

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