Roadtrip Renegades – Starved Rock State Park

Roadtrip Renegades – Starved Rock State Park

Stunning canyons in the middle of Illinois? Why, yes! Starved Rock State Park located about an hour and a half drive from Chicago will give you just that: stunning sandstones canyons and high cliff views of the Illinois River. The park gained its name from a legend of...
Roadtrip Renegades – Morton Arboretum

Roadtrip Renegades – Morton Arboretum

A day spent with cousins is a good day indeed. My sister in law picked the most magical day trip for us and we all loaded up the vans to go on a troll hunt at the Morton Arboretum. There is no shortage of places to explore and wander when visiting Chicago. Our...
An Ode to the Road Trip – Part Two

An Ode to the Road Trip – Part Two

It started with a wedding invitation. A humble beginning, as all great adventures often have. A girl whom I had been nanny for, mentor for, and friend for ( and also my Mom’s best friends’ daughter) was getting married. In the middle of nowhere Montana. I...
An Ode to the Road Trip – Part One

An Ode to the Road Trip – Part One

Slow down. Look closer. Pay attention. Breathe. Be present. These simple mantras weave their way through our lives in the form of inspirational posters, journals, planners, in any form of media. And yet, we fail. We fail to slow down. The speed at which we live is...