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Explore Illinois by Amtrak rail

Thinking about escaping on a weekend getaway in Illinois, but don’t want to take your car? Chicago-based photographers Steven Sampang (@esteeveeen) and Alina Tsvor (@alinatsvor) recently escaped the city to explore two Illinois towns via Amtrak’s Illinois Zephyr line during …


Outdoor adventure in Illinois is closer than you think

Want to get away this summer, but don’t know where to go or where to begin? Perhaps you’ll get inspired by the photos Serdar Ozturk (@Trashhand) and Elise Swopes (@Swopes) captured on their recent trip throughout Illinois. Together, they embarked on …