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Country Cascades Waterpark Resort Announces $30 Million Expansion

Country Cascades Waterpark Resort expansion adds 91-room River Tower, dining options, and a family entertainment center amid a modern-mountain design. Guests will soon enjoy 91 new guest rooms, a grand lobby, more eats and treats, as well as a diverse offering of activities and entertainment. The new seven-story River Tower features 91 modern mountain-themed rooms, each designed for families and to accommodate up to six guests.
Nature comes to life as the heart of the Smoky Mountains is celebrated throughout the various features of the River Tower guest rooms. Light and airy touches will carry the mountain breeze inside each room, immersing guests in a mountain setting. Meanwhile, room accommodations will surround guests in modern, creature comforts. Adults will enjoy the rustic-yet-refined space, but River Tower rooms are really all about the kids. Each room has a dedicated “kids space,”designed for more than just sleeping, thanks to the in-room scavenger hunt. Young adventurers can follow clues to crack a secret code that opens an in-room treasure chest.

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Streator, Illinois is a Hidden Gem on the Prairie

With over 30 pieces of public art, musical acts performing regularly, outdoor adventure and a friendly atmosphere, Streator is your new destination you didn’t know you needed. Just a short ride from Starved Rock State Park resides the community of Streator, Illinois. Conveniently located in the middle of I-39, I-80 and I-55, this quiet surprise on the prairie is filled with worldly and out-of-this-world history. Streator is a perfect place to enjoy an outdoor adventure as it is located just 25 minutes from Starved Rock State Park, one of the most popular destinations in Illinois. Starved Rock features 13 miles of trails to explore and the Illinois River offers fishing, boating, extraordinary views and great places to relax.

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Traveling England During the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

2022 is the year of travel recovery, and while we hope the Queen of England stays in good health, now is the perfect time to travel to the United Kingdom to see Her Majesty, even in person. In this auspicious year, the Queen officially marks her 70 years of service to her country and the commonwealth. This whole year, events will take place throughout the UK to celebrate this rare Platinum Jubilee event. Before you book your trip, read below for a list of the top events through 2022 to attend the royal celebration.

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Experiencing the Quad Cities Coffee Trail

At the end of April, I took advantage of the unusually warm weather to take a day trip to Quad Cities, driving 2 ½ hours from Chicago to explore a new area. I knew exactly how to spend my day there, even though I’d never even passed through. With the help of Quad Cities Coffee Trail, I now had a whole day planned out to experience one of the great loves of my life – coffee! You can also enjoy some of the best treats and drinks in town, and win some great prizes along the way. Read below to discover a few of the featured coffee shops along the trail. 

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