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

Six Flags Great America is located in Gurnee Illinois, around 40 minutes north of Chicago. In 2019 I visited the park twice…well 3 times if you count the day we drove 3 and a half hours from Iowa, just to find out it was closed. So my first tip would be to check the opening hours the morning you plan to visit! (I couldn’t believe it was shut on the Friday of Labor Day weekend in AUGUST…August is peak theme park time in the UK!) I’m a huge fan of theme parks so here are some of my Six Flags Great America tips (near Chicago)!

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

Chicago is the start point of the 2446 mile road trip to Los Angeles that is otherwise known as Route 66!  I often see a lot of questions from people wondering the best places to stay, how to go about renting a car, where is the Route 66 start sign located, what to see in 2 days in Chicago? Hopefully I can answer some of those questions in this Route 66 Chicago guide!

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Christkindlmarket Chicago 2022: Visiting The Chicago Christmas Markets!

Visiting the Christkindlmarket in Chicago IL, has been on my bucket list for a while now and finally I managed to tick it off when I visited for my 30th birthday!  For those that haven’t heard of the Christkindlmarket, it’s a German Christmas Market, similar to the Christmas markets that are popular in Europe!  It runs from the middle of November until Christmas Eve and is held in Daley Plaza in the Loop District of Downtown Chicago! 2020 was Christkindlmarket Chicago’s 25th year!

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