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Road Trips: Great Stays

OK, hippies–sometimes the journey is the destination, but sometimes the destination really is the destination. These ten lodgings are attractions in their own right, though we’ve also included some ideas for if and when you decide to leave. –Peter Margasak Illinois Abe’s Spring Street Guest House 414 Spring, Galena | 815-777-0354 | $94-$129, packages available […]

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Road Trip: Skip Starved Rock

Camping in Illinois is often a disheartening experience. Most campgrounds consist of unshaded grassy expanses, and though Starved Rock State Park boasts scenic gorges, its campgrounds are amid fields and woods a few miles away, where the views are mostly of RVs. But a few worthy camping spots in Illinois do exist, though the sites […]

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Road Trip: Cycle Harbor Country

Michigan is a magnet for cyclists, thanks to its gently rolling hills and thousands of miles of quiet secondary roads, many of which run through the state’s 19 million acres of forest. There are scores of weekend group rides throughout the state; maps and other resources are on the Web site of the League of […]

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Road Trip: Thrift Wisconsin

Until recently my shopping experiences in Wisconsin had been limited to stops for gas and the occasional bag of cheese curds while driving up to my native Minneapolis. But I’m a thrift-store hound, and figuring there might be better pickings if I got out of Chicago and into a vast hipster-free zone, I scoured the […]