Nassau

Nassau

Nassau   Nassau is a gorgeous island with crystal clear turquoise water.   However, there are much nicer islands in the Bahamas and nearby Caribbean that call to the Wesley’s.  Nassau is a great place to spend a day soaking up the rays, exploring large hotels, or...
Chicago Motor Club

Chicago Motor Club

The Chicago Motor Club was once an office building used to test and rate automobiles for consumers.  Like the Consumer Report for AAA.  Today the Motor Club has been purchased and transformed ($41 million) by Hampton Inn hotel. They have done a fantastic job restoring...
Badlands

Badlands

Spread across the plains of South Dakota lies a unique gem that is as well known for its fossils as its beauty… the Badlands.  I was pleasantly surprised when we visited this summer.  The colors and landscape are stunning in areas.  And… it’s conveniently...
Whitewater Falls

Whitewater Falls

Reading other travel blogs is an important part of my day.  Earlier this year I saw an article about the top twentyfive US waterfalls.  I was familiar with most but a few caught my eye.  I have an online Google map where I mark places I’d like to visit so I...
Wall Drug

Wall Drug

One of the greatest highlights of the Midwest is Wall Drug Store found in Wall, South Dakota.  It is a fun, kid-friendly one-stop shopping establishment that is the focal point of the town.  It’s a great place to take a break, let the kids run around, grab a bite to...
Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain Buckingham Fountain, one of the largest in the world, was built in the early 1900s and was inspired by the fountains of Versailles. The fountain is said to represent Lake Michigan itself and the states that surround it. Every hour the fountain...
Giordanos Pizza

Giordanos Pizza

  Chicago is famous for a lot of things, but our top favorite has to be Chicago-style deep dish pizza!  In our opinion, you can’t find any better family pizza than Giordanos Pizza.  It just doesn’t exist!!!!  Sure there are more authentic Chicago Pizza joints,...
Historic Gardner Village

Historic Gardner Village

Looking for something fun to do with kids?  Historic Gardner Village is a must see- especially around Halloween and Christmas.  From witches and pumpkins to elves and Christmas trees, this historic hub is entertaining for young and old. I mentioned Halloween as the...