Travel

A Visit to Phillips Park Zoo in Aurora

The Phillips Park Zoo is located at the center of Phillips Park in Aurora. This little zoo has great animal exhibits, a free splash-pad and a large playground. Read on for tips and information to help plan a visit with your family! Phillips Park Zoo Aurora IL 1000 Ray Moses Drive Aurora, IL 60505 (630) 256-3860 See the website for up-to-date information. What…


Day Trip to Glencoe Beach

Summer isn’t complete without a trip to the beach! Glencoe Beach is located on the beautiful north shore of Lake Michigan in Glencoe, IL and is a very family-friendly beach to visit for the day. My family and I have spent a day on Glencoe Beach for the past few summers. Here are some tips on making the day fun…


5 Tips for Hiking Starved Rock with Kids

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I loaded up our 9-month-old baby and made the hour-and-a-half drive out to Starved Rock State Park. I’d hiked there pre-baby and loved the hidden waterfalls and canyon views, but bringing a kid made me nervous. What if we forgot something important? What if we got stuck up a cliff with a wailing baby? Our…