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Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:09 am
 When Swedish seekers of religious freedom spent their first winter huddled in shelters dug into a ravine in what is now Bishop Hill, few probably guessed that, 169 years later, their settlement...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:10 am
 Do you ever daydream of hiking or biking through Europe but have just a weekend to spare? Then plan a trip to New Glarus, Wisconsin, known as “America’s Little Switzerland,” where you can...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:06 am
 The bachelorette party was in full swing as the would-be bride and her attendants made the rounds of the wineries in Hermann, Missouri. Several groups of women poked their heads into antique sho...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am
 Trivia question: Where can you find links to General Custer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, John Deere and the American Pickers all in one Midwestern metropolis?Stumped? Try the Quad Cities, ...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am

A feast of art and architecture awaits you up north

 Most visitors to Chicago’s Hyde Park begin and end their visit at the Museum of Science and Industry, the popular museum on South Lake Shore Drive that enchants children and adults. But the hi...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
Not everyone can hop on a plane to see the world, but you can travel the globe and beyond at a fraction of the cost and time with a visit to the big three indoor museums in St. Louis’ Forest Park.Yo...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 When Santa comes to town, Chicago takes on a special glow. Sparkling trees, dazzling lights and festive song and dance performances at area celebrations create holiday magic for visitors of all...


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