• Winter Road Trip
    Road Trips,  Winter

    Midwest Winter Road Trips

    After a long winter, we can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. If you are experiencing some cabin fever, there are some great winter road trips you can take right here in the Midwest. Parke County, Indiana The winter is an ideal time to visit this picturesque county with covered bridges dotting the countryside. Get a map at a local visitors’ center to find all the bridges. Don’t forget to visit the Clabber Girl Museum and Bake Shop in Terre Haute. Chicago, Illinois Spend a wintery weekend in Chicago and visit all the sites. Go ice skating in Maggie Daley Park. Don’t forget to stop at…

  • Winter Car Care- Check Your Tires
    Car Care,  Tips & Tricks,  Winter

    Avoid Winter Weather Damage on Your Car

    Here in Illinois, winter can be long and harsh, and we have already seen the first signs. If you want to avoid winter weather damage on your car, here are a few tips to follow. Check Your Tires Tires with too little tread or not enough air pressure, will not have the traction they need when the roads get slick. Inspect your tires regularly to look for signs of wear. You can even consider switching to winter tires to get the best traction. Salty Aftermath The roads around here are regularly salted whenever bad weather comes. This salt ends up all over your car. If left there, it can cause…

  • Winter Activities
    Quad Cities,  Sports

    Winter Activities In The Quad Cities

    Winter is nigh, and as the cold weather comes into Illinois and Iowa, residents will be spending more time in the cozy indoors. But even in the snowy, icy, frozen winter months, there are plenty of activities in the QuadCities. Take a look at some of the ways you can stay active this winter! Birdwatching You might think that warmer seasons are the best time to spot exciting birds. However, during the winter bald eagles migrate to places like the Quad Cities from Canada. Spend an afternoon along the Mississippi River spotting bald eagles between December and February. Snow Sports at Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park Bundle up and spend…