Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort

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Best Winter Road Trip Destinations Near Chicago

Take the initiative to avoid zombie children this winter by planning a trip or two. There are numerous options for a quick family trip within driving distance of Chicago. Plan ahead and create a great winter vacation for your family.

11/30/2012

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Best Chicago Area Indoor Waterparks

By the time January and February roll around, my kids are going stir crazy. It’s been weeks since we’ve been able to go to an outdoor park to burn off some energy and it’s been months since they’ve been able to go swimming. Our bathing suits and sunscreen have been tucked away in a drawer for much too long. But it’s time to break them out again – well, maybe just the bathing suits. These local-area indoor water parks are climate controlled and don’t miss a beat when it comes to pool-time, water-splashing fun.

01/20/2012