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Ashley Parada

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You Must Visit These 4 Awesome Places In Illinois This Fall

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You Must Visit These 4 Awesome Places In Illinois This Fall

Fall is a wonderful time to visit Illinois. The cooler weather, paired with its natural beauty, is what keeps visitors coming back again and again. The kinds of fall celebrations in most states in the midwest include corn mazes, apple picking, drinking apple cider and even those delicious apple cider doughnuts. Outside of those classic

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaSep 28, 2016
6 Historic Towns In Illinois That Will Transport You To The Past

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6 Historic Towns In Illinois That Will Transport You To The Past

Outside of the hustle and bustle of Chicago, are a huge amount of small town in Illinois offering traditional charm right here in the midwest. Some of the towns on this list are home to just a few families each, totally maybe 15 residents, based off the most recent census data. For those looking to

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaSep 28, 2016
5 Stunning Photos That Will Remind You Why Illinois Is The Best State

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5 Stunning Photos That Will Remind You Why Illinois Is The Best State

Illinois has so much to offer visitors and residents that its attractions are frequently mentioned on ‘must visit’ lists and the like. From the delicious food, to the vast and breathtaking farms, Illinois is really one of a kind. Illinois has a rich history and is still well known today for its highly regarded educational

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaSep 27, 2016
These 7 Unique Attractions In Illinois Are An Absolute Must-Visit

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These 7 Unique Attractions In Illinois Are An Absolute Must-Visit

Outside of Chicago, Illinois is typically known for its small town charm and recreational activities for adults and families. From the extensive natural beauty of Illinois’ well known state parks, to the adventurous and iconic Route 66, there are plenty of attractions for visitors of all kinds. Aside from the classic attractions and destinations that

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaSep 21, 2016
These 7 Towns In Illinois Have The Strangest Names You’ll Ever See

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These 7 Towns In Illinois Have The Strangest Names You’ll Ever See

Some of the towns in Illinois with the absolute strangest names also happen to have some of the smallest populations in the state. Hidden in plain sight among these tiny towns remains some names that are creative, obvious or even wacky. Although some of these towns might not be too interesting at first glance, if

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaSep 21, 2016
There’s Something Magical About These 7 Lakes In Illinois

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There’s Something Magical About These 7 Lakes In Illinois

Many people living in Illinois and the surrounding areas always consider Lake Michigan first when discussing the most magical lakes in the state. As the largest lake in the state, of course Lake Michigan should be at the top of the list, but there are certainly many others that over natural beauty, outdoor recreation and

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaSep 20, 2016
If You Didn’t Know About These 6 Swimming Holes In Illinois, They’re A Must Visit

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If You Didn’t Know About These 6 Swimming Holes In Illinois, They’re A Must Visit

For those that do not live in the midwest, they might only attribute Illinois for its vast farmland or perhaps the well known urban landscape of cities like Chicago, but in between the two lives some beautiful forests, state parks, and other areas of natural beauty outside of skyscrapers and farmland. Autumn is basically here,

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaSep 20, 2016
These 6 Amazing Skyline Views In Illinois Will Blow You Away

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These 6 Amazing Skyline Views In Illinois Will Blow You Away

Illinois is known throughout the midwest for its varying landscapes, natural beauty and manufactured beauty alike. When considering some epic skyline views, one might naturally think of Chicago, Illinois. Although the largest and most striking skyline, Chicago is far from the only city in Illinois that offers beautiful skyline views. It might be hard to

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaSep 13, 2016
3 Reasons To Drop Everything And Visit Illinois Beach State Park

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3 Reasons To Drop Everything And Visit Illinois Beach State Park

Although Illinois is well known for its state parks, some might be surprised to hear that one of these parks features some amazing beaches perfect for swimming, soaking up the sun, and lounging on the sand. Do not let the name lead you on, there are plenty of other aspects of Illinois Beach State Park

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaSep 13, 2016
Here Are 6 Awesome Things You Can Do In Illinois For $10 or Less

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Here Are 6 Awesome Things You Can Do In Illinois For $10 or Less

Illinois is widely considered a popular destination for vacations of all kinds. From the historically focused trips to the just plain fun, there is plenty to do for all ages. Some visitors might be surprised to know that there are a number of cool activities that cost almost nothing just ready to be explored. Depending

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaSep 10, 2016
4 Reasons Why Living In Illinois Is The Best

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4 Reasons Why Living In Illinois Is The Best

The state of Illinois is appealing for many folks looking to relocate to the midwest. Areas like Chicago offer urban amenities, and the more rural parts of Illinois showcase some of the nation’s most stunning natural beauty. There are plenty of reasons that living in Illinois is the absolute best. Check out this list for

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaSep 10, 2016
5 Amazing Places To Stay Overnight In Illinois To Mark Off Your Bucket List

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5 Amazing Places To Stay Overnight In Illinois To Mark Off Your Bucket List

Illinois is home to famous architecture and design. For those looking to check off some boxes from the bucket list, considering renting any of the homes on this list for a group trip, intimate party or luxurious weekend getaway. These epic accommodations do not come cheap, and are surely a splurge for most. If you

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaSep 8, 2016
Here Are 6 Restaurants To Eat Mouthwatering Tacos That Are Insanely Good In Illinois

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Here Are 6 Restaurants To Eat Mouthwatering Tacos That Are Insanely Good In Illinois

Chicago, Illinois is well known for its delicious Mexican and Mexican inspired cuisine. The tasty taco joints on this list offer some mouthwatering tacos that are insanely good! From the traditional taco shacks, to the modern fusion flavors found in Wicker Park, the city of Chicago is one of the best in the country for

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaSep 7, 2016
6 Mom & Pop Restaurants In Illinois That Serve Home Cooked Meals To Die For

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6 Mom & Pop Restaurants In Illinois That Serve Home Cooked Meals To Die For

In a state known for its world class restaurants and cuisine, Illinois locals still appreciate mom and pop restaurants that serve classic homestyle meals. Many of the restaurants on this list have been open for decades, and how little has changed is what keeps locals coming back. Recipes like southern style fried chicken or indulgent

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaSep 5, 2016
Here Are The 5 Most Romantic Restaurants In Illinois You Must Experience A Date At

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Here Are The 5 Most Romantic Restaurants In Illinois You Must Experience A Date At

Across the country, Chicago, Illinois is known as a top contender among famous food cities. Well known heavy hitters include upscale bistros, savory steak houses, and modern restaurant concepts offering experiential dining, many of which make the perfect choice for a romantic date. When considering what makes a restaurant a romantic spot, we think of

Ashley ParadaAshley ParadaSep 1, 2016