Cindy Richards

Just a short trip from Chicago is the amazing new International Orangutan Center and ancient terra cotta warriors from China. more

Jun 19, 2014 2:24 PM Chicago Parent Archives


This Wisconsin city is perfect for a weekend away from Chicago. more

Jul 10, 2013 10:55 AM Travel

Kids ski for free at most of the state's ski areas, making a winter trip more affordable for families. more

Dec 5, 2012 12:51 PM Travel

Families will find plenty to do during a winter trip to Michigan. more

Dec 5, 2012 12:28 PM Travel

Our neighbor to the north boasts 30 downhill ski and snowboard areas. There's sure to be at least one that fits your family's skills and needs. more

Dec 5, 2012 12:06 PM Travel

Elkhart Lake in Wisconsin has everything Lake Geneva has without the crushing crowds or inflated prices. more

Sep 13, 2012 5:37 PM Travel

Getting out in nature doesn't have to mean misery. Canyon of the Eagles in Texas can help. more

Jun 21, 2012 10:07 AM Travel

Think traveling has to break the bank? Think again. Here's how to find free things to do at your destination. more

Jun 21, 2012 9:40 AM Travel

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Paul Natkin

Cirque Shanghai, now open at Navy Pier, provides plenty of wows for your family -- and some never-before-seen stunts. more

May 31, 2012 1:09 PM Chicago Parent Archives

"Motherhood, The Musical" will have you in tears -- tears from laughing so hard. more

Apr 16, 2012 9:53 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Northern Michigan is one of those places where it’s all about the outdoors, from the majestic sand dunes along Lake Michigan to a traditional drive-in movie theater more

Feb 23, 2012 3:43 PM Travel

If you're planning to head to Michigan this summer, but want to ensure that "getting there" is at least part of your family vacation fun, try traveling by plane or boat. more

Feb 23, 2012 3:27 PM Travel

Think your days of traveling to exotic locales is over now that you have kids? We've got some ideas to get you back on the road. more

Feb 23, 2012 11:53 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Traveling with kids with autism is possible and fun - with some careful planning. more

Feb 20, 2012 2:41 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Three cheers for US Transportation Secretary, Illinois' own Ray LaHood.Thanks to his truth in pricing rules, the price airlines advertise for their flights is much closer to the price you'll actually pay to fly. more

Feb 2, 2012 7:59 PM Chicago Parent Archives