Exploring the World ONE Place at a Time, these are the lessons I have learned, the experiences I've had, and a sharing of everything about traveling.

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    10 Things to Take on a Winter Road Trip

    December found my husband’s and my excursion back to Northern Illinois almost railroaded. We were due to leave on the Tuesday after Christmas, but my two sons called – concerned about us traveling in the ice and snow that was…

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    Memorial Day Weekend Camping

    When we decided to go camping for Memorial Day weekend, I didn’t think about the fact that everyone else might have the same idea. Oops! The campgrounds near home were full, so hubby gave me a 5 hour driving limit.…

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    Sweeney Tours in St. Croix (A Must)

    My husband and I are social people; we talk to people everywhere we go. How else can you find the best local restaurants (Why on Earth would I want to eat at a chain or fast food restaurant on vacation?),…

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    The Call of the Caribbean

    I have always enjoyed photography, but until the advent of digital photography, I found it quite expensive. In fact, I still have several rolls of undeveloped film in my basement. Just last week, my husband and I returned from “wandering”…

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    Scarecrows in Cherry Valley, Illinois

    Cherry Valley. A village covering just under 4 square miles contains approximately 3,000 people. It lies just outside the Rockford, Illinois city limits. This is where I wandered with my camera this weekend. I love small town and village festivals…