Illinois Travel Guide

Illinois was my introduction to the Midwest. The classic American road trip, Route 66 starts in Chicago, Illinois! Little did I know that just 5 years later, Chicago would become my adopted ‘home’ airport! Illinois; population is just over 12.6 million. Summers are hot and the winters bring freezing temperatures and snow. Here are all my Illinois posts, arranged by town (or city!) for your ease!

🏢State Capital: Springfield

🍽Eat at The Rafters Restaurant in Lena

🏨Don’t miss out on a stay at the Central Loop Hotel in Chicago

🎡Ride the alpine slide at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena!

Chicago To Galena Road Trip: Must See Stops in Illinois USA


Route 66 Chicago: A Guide To The Start Of The Route & 2 Days In Chicago!

360 Chicago vs Skydeck: Which Chicago Observation Deck is Better?

Visiting Lincoln Park Zoo, a Free Attraction in Chicago!

Christkindlmarket Chicago 2020: Visiting The Chicago Christmas Markets!

Dylan’s Candy Bar Cafe – The Ultimate Sugar Rush!

Chicago Murals California CTA

East Dubuque

Sunday Brunch at Timmermans Supper Club – East Dubuque, Illinois


Fun Things To Do In Galena, Illinois USA

5 Fun Summer Activities at Chestnut Mountain Resort (Alpine Slide!) in Galena IL

Galena IL Trolley Tours


Tips, Tricks and the Best Rides at Six Flags Great America near Chicago USA!


The Home of the Rockford Sock Monkey: Illinois USA

Midwest Round-Ups

The Best Amusement Parks In The Midwest USA

20 Places To Visit In The Midwest USA

The Best Zoos In The Midwest USA

Lake Michigan Beaches: 10 Lake Michigan Beach Towns Not To Miss!

Best Midwest State Parks For Adventure

Illinois Travel Guide