• Find Inspiration on the Makanda Boardwalk

  • Karting

    Start Your Engines in Rock Island

  • Outdoor adventure in Illinois is closer than you think

  • Route-66-Road-Trip-Blog-Feature

    Mile Markers’ Route 66 Road Trip

  • Giant City Feature

    Outdoor Adventure in Giant City State Park


50 buffalo in the burbs

Buffalo in the 'Burbs

Buffalo conjure up images of Big Sky country, frontiers and Western movies. So what are they doing in the Chicago suburbs? They are perhaps one of Chicagoland’s best kept secrets, but a herd of around 45 bison have been a …



52 the dusters

The Dusters

Summer down here in Central Illinois has many unique qualities. Want to take a few guesses at what those might be? No – heat and humidity are not unique. Good try though. What about corn? Think that’s unique? No?! Well …