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Road Trips

Favorite road trip songs, movies to kick off summer vacation

Windows open, sunglasses on, miles of pavement stretching ahead. These are the ingredients for a legendary road trip. Gear up for your own summer adventure with a few of our favorite road trip songs and movies. Our Top 3 Road Trip Movies Little Miss Sunshine A yellow van, a dysfunctional family, and a little girl’s…

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5 worthy road trips within a day’s drive of Chicago

Haven’t saved up enough for a summer vacation, but know a staycation just ain’t gonna cut it with the kids (or spouse)? How about a “daycation”? One day. 24 little hours. Just like Dinah Washington’s classic tune, “What a Diff’rence a Day Makes.” Even if a flight to Disneyland or trek to Walley World is…

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BEEP! What sound do you hear?

Next time someone honks at you as you’re driving around Libertyville, don’t get mad; get musically appreciative. That’s right. Car horns emit a specific pitch—most likely an F—that can be written down as a musical note. However, if that frustrated driver is steering an older-model vehicle, he might be trying to get your attention with…

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R U ready 4 the summer road?

Hard to believe, but summer is just around the corner and that welcome warm weather means it’s time for the “great American vacation.” Are you ready to enjoy the open road? You run down your mental checklist. Sure, you’ve got a fine snack selection. Yep, a variety of weather-flexible attire is packed. Fido and Fluffy…

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Midwest winter getaways to warm your spirits

If the idea of 6 more weeks of winter has you feeling blue, here are 6 of our favorite Midwest driving getaways to help you warm your spirits until spring arrives: Ski and snowshoe on the St. Croix River: Looking for somewhere new to ski or snowshoe? Check out the St. Croix River in Minnesota’s…

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Our top 4 Libertyville getaway road trip destinations

With the school year behind us and a long July 4th weekend ahead, there’s no better time to plan a weekend outing for the family, with other couples or setting up an exciting girlfriends’ weekend. Here are 4 of our top Midwest weekend destinations. Enjoy the summer! New Glarus, Wis: Although most craft beer drinkers…

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Songs for the family road trip

Family road trips can be as much fun as the vacation you’re headed to! Good music helps you pass the time, and it gives you the perfect chance to broaden your kids’ musical horizons. Here’s a list of our favorite songs to get you started as you leave the Lake Forest area bound for your summer…

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Fun family car games for your travels this summer

Everyone who has ever taken a trip with kids knows that in addition to snacks, entertainment for the journey is a must. One way to keep the “are we there yet?” questioning to a minimum is to keep everyone’s attention diverted with games and activities. And while hand-held video games and portable DVD players can…

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