Category: Staycations

Money Smart Week 2016: Museums in Chicago

Money Smart Week 2016: Museums in Chicago

Back in October, we talked about our first Money Smart Week 2016 meeting.  Last week, I attended the first in-person planning meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. It was terrific talking with colleagues and looking forward to the exciting activities for next year.  In addition, it was one of those perfect days to […]

November 10, 2015 | By More
Weekend Activities for Free

Weekend Activities for Free

For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, the summer season is winding down. Kids have returned to school, and the weekends continue to be a precious time to spend with the family.  Before the warm weather disappears, it’s a good time to get outside on the weekend and enjoy activities.  Of course, the […]

August 21, 2015 | By More
Ideas for 4th of July Weekend Fun

Ideas for 4th of July Weekend Fun

Here we are already, and it’s the Fourth of July weekend!  Have you set up your plans for today through the weekend?  If not, we wanted to provide some article shares for some hometown fun ideas to enjoy over the next few days.  It’s all about having fun, enjoying family, friends, and the outdoors as […]

July 3, 2015 | By More
Ideas to Enjoy Summer by Staying Home

Ideas to Enjoy Summer by Staying Home

It’s June and many of you are making plans to take time off for a well-deserved vacation.  In light of that, we wanted to address the topic of vacations.  To begin, let’s reflect back on a series of Posts related to the idea of a staycation vacation.  In those conversations, we shared cost-saving ideas to […]

June 3, 2015 | By More
Staycations: 6 Best Tips for Attending a Cavalcade of Homes

Staycations: 6 Best Tips for Attending a Cavalcade of Homes

On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, I had the opportunity to enjoy the Cavalcade of Homes experience.  If you ever have one of these events in your area and enjoy home browsing, this is a staycation vacation activity for you! What is the Cavalcade of Homes?  Essentially it’s a variety of newly constructed luxury homes by […]

July 31, 2014 | By More
Staycations: 5 Easy Steps To Start Exercising!

Staycations: 5 Easy Steps To Start Exercising!

The one nice thing about staycations is the option of doing activities you normally don’t get to do.  Maybe you want to sleep in late (not likely with young kids, though) or visit places you don’t always get to see.  However, there is one item on the checklist that you might consider adding for your […]

July 28, 2014 | By More
Staycations: 4 Tips for Playing Local Town Tourist

Staycations: 4 Tips for Playing Local Town Tourist

Here is a question for you.  When was the last time you checked out the towns in your surrounding counties?  Since we’ve been talking about staycation vacations, I’m also discovering the wonderful people and places right in the area I call home. Recently, we stopped to visit downtown Geneva, Illinois.  What a pretty area with […]

July 24, 2014 | By More
Staycations: 5 Tips for Enjoying Nature Park Outings

Staycations: 5 Tips for Enjoying Nature Park Outings

We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather in the Chicagoland area this past weekend!  One of the activities we planned for our staycation vacation was an enjoyable nature park outing to the Red Oak Nature Center in Batavia, Illinois.  As you well know, outside activities are not only enjoyable for us grown-ups, but fantastic for […]

July 21, 2014 | By More
Staycations: 6 Ideas for Kid-Friendly Fun

Staycations: 6 Ideas for Kid-Friendly Fun

Have you ever heard of a Slip N’ Slide?  If you haven’t, take a minute and Google images to see what I’m talking about.  You’ll see that kids can enjoy some of the elements of a water slide experience in their own backyard.  When I was a kid, we had a Slip N’ Slide.  We […]

July 17, 2014 | By More
Staycations: The Return of the Lemonade Stand!

Staycations: The Return of the Lemonade Stand!

When you were a kid, did you have a lemonade stand?  We did.  It was our intent to make a landfall of cash so we could use the money to purchase penny candies at the local White Hen Pantry.  What a hoot!  Of course, we didn’t make a lot of money.  And, most of our […]

July 15, 2014 | By More