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Lake County Train Crawl

So I’m a 20 something (at least for another few months), and with (almost) ten full years of experience at finding things to do in Lake County, I like to consider myself, a bit of an expert.  I like to try new things, and I’ve recently decided to plan a local train crawl for a […]

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Have a Hoppy Oktoberfest: Upcoming Oktoberfest Celebrations

There’s a huge difference between October and Oktober.  That one little letter changes all of our expectations.  That one simple change brings smiles to faces, and makes us all a little German. Here’s a guide to Oktoberfest celebrations in Lake County: German Restaurants Wunder-Bar A beloved tradition in Antioch, Wunder-Bar has recently reopened with a […]

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Save & Splurge: 25+ Ideas for a Frugal Family Vacation

Why travel across the country for a vacation, when memories are waiting right here in Lake County?  In this blog, guest blogger Zena from tells about her family’s vacation to Lake County, and when splurging is worth it!   Save & Splurge: 25+ Ideas for a Frugal Family Vacation   Some say there is a […]

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From Antioch to Zion: A Guide to Fall in Lake County

  It’s about that time of year…. Fall officially starts on Sept., 22.  There’s a new brisk feeling to the air, the sun is casting longer shadows, and sweaters are calling out to you from the back of your closet.  There’s so much to look forward to this season!  After all, this is the time […]

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North Chicago’s New Brew: Honey Badger Beer By: Julie Henning

By Julie Henning Inspired by the wildly-popular Honey Badger video on, the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort in Chicago’s North Suburbs has gotten in on the craze with its Honey Badger Beer. A project in regional sustainability as much as marketing genius, the signature beer is brewed using honey extracted from bee hives located on the […]

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Gluten Free in Lake County

Traveling is fun, but planning everything can be difficult enough, without having to worry about gluten free options.  The good news is that people are becoming more aware of diet restrictions, but it unfortunately remains an added stress to people as they travel.  Of course, these aren’t all of the GF options around, but here’s […]

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