• Here Are A Few Things You Should Know Before You Visit Chicago Botanic Garden

    My family really likes to explore botanical gardens. We have found cultural institutions like these in–or near–previous vacation destinations and we’re pleased that we have some closer to home, as well. In fact, a few are within an hour’s drive from our home in the Chicagoland area. One such place is Chicago Botanic Garden, which is located at 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe, Illinois. It gives my husband, daughters and I a chance to step away from our busy schedules and enjoy some quality family time, as well as provides us with some much-needed fresh air therapy. If you think you’d like to visit Chicago Botanic Garden soon, keep…

  • 4 Reasons To Visit Anderson Japanese Gardens This Summer

    Would you benefit from being able to spend some time outdoors right now in a beautiful space that was designed to help visitors feel more relaxed and refreshed when they leave than when they arrived? Do you enjoy learning more about Japanese culture? If you answered yes to either of those questions, consider spending a day (or at least a couple of hours) at Anderson Japanese Gardens. Located at 318 Spring Creek Road in Rockford, Illinois, this well-manicured, tranquil property is just 87 miles northwest of Chicago. So, families residing in the Chicago area could get to it in just over an hour. My husband, daughters and I recently visited…