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Cairo Illinois & Lost Diamond of Little Egypt

Where is Little Egypt, Illinois and how did it get named? Did you know that Southern Illinois use to be nicknamed Egypt and then later Little Egypt? There are a couple of reasons it is named after a famous Middle Eastern country. Cairo Illinois has teased many a traveler for over a century and a […]

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Chicago Daytrip to Geneva Illinois

An hour west of Chicago by car, bus, or train, Geneva, Illinois is a historic hamlet along the scenic Fox River Trail. History is the grounding wire for human settlement and Geneva promotes history through preservation, celebration, and planning. Cultural and natural history experiences abound for the daytripper. Cultural History in Geneva Illinois and Potawatomi […]

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Bars & Clubs in Bloomington, Illinois

With a major college (Illinois State University) right next door in Normal, Illinois, it would be a safe guess that Bloomington has several bars. Bloomington, Illinois, and Normal are neighboring cities. Since Normal is home to Illinois State University, the area has a wide selection of bars and restaurants. That means if you live in […]

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Illinois Wine Trail In Shawnee Hills Has 12 Wineries & Vineyards

The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail in Union County Illinois, south of Carbondale, includes 12 wineries in the Land of Lincoln’s only recognized viticultural area. Wine country tours in the Midwest take travelers to the far southern tip of Illinois in Union County where the state’s only recognized viticultural area is home to 12 vineyards and […]

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Explore Shawnee Trail – Southern Illinois

Following Illinois Route 3 through southern Illinois takes the explorer or weekend traveler down the Shawnee Trail and across southern Illinois. No matter the season or the interest of the traveler, the Shawnee Trail of southern Illinois has something to offer everyone. Whether starting at the southern end near Belknap or heading north to Chester […]

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Ronald Reagan Birthplace, Tampico, Ill, Reagan Centennial Trail

The Ronald Reagan birthplace and museum, Tampico, Illinois, are part of the Ronald Reagan Trail. February 6, 2011, marks the 100th anniversary of his birth. The birthplace site of Ronald Reagan is a small residence in a rural Midwestern town of approximately 800. Tampico; Illinois, a tiny blip on the map surrounded by silos and […]

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Hidden Shopping Treasures of Geneva, IL

A historic Chicago suburb nestled in between farmland and metropolis, Geneva, Illinois has a lot to offer visitors looking for a unique experience. Most towns boast large shopping malls, big box stores, and mainstream eateries. Geneva, Illinois, however, likes to let its downtown district speak for itself. About 50 miles west of Chicago, where cornfields […]

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Cheap Flights to Chicago – ORD

Chicago is more than just a movie musical – you do not have to take my word for it, go and see for yourself. You will likely enter via the massive Chicago O’Hare International Airport (airport code ORD), which is located 17 miles outside downtown Chicago. O’Hare, as it is most commonly known, serves as […]

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Getting from New York City to Chicago

As two of the largest cities in the United States, Chicago and New York City are well-connected by plane, with bus and train as additional (cheaper) options for traveling between the two cities. New York City to Chicago Driving distance – 788 miles/1268 kilometers Flights Most major carriers, including Southwest, United, American, and Delta airlines […]

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Getting from Cleveland to Chicago

It’s easy to get between Chicago and Cleveland via bus, train, car or plane. Traveling by plane is the quickest and easiest option, but it is more expensive than the others.  Between train and bus, the train is a better option in this instance as, though it is slightly more expensive, is takes about an […]

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