Theresa L. Goodrich

Hi [FIRST NAME GOES HERE]- Midwest State Parks, Chicago Boat Tours, and National Road Trip Day

Published 11 months ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader,

Welcome to summer in Chicago, when the city really comes to life.

While Chicago's great during these months, sometimes you want to get out of town and spend some time with Mother Nature.

Fortunately, there are TONS of places to enjoy your outdoor adventures in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and all the other Midwestern state.

Proof? Midwest State Park Adventures. This NEW anthology, written by 15 Midwestern authors and published by yours truly, features 171 parks. We've also listed every park in each state with select amenities, like camping, fishing, swimming, and miles of hiking trails.

I've got a few copies in my hot little hands. Want one? I can mail it today so you'll get it in time for next weekend. Use code TLTSUB and you'll save 20% (making shipping free).

Until then, want to get on a boat? Here's a round-up of several Chicago boat tours. Whether you're a local or a tourist, these tours are a blast.

If you're looking for more things to do this weekend, check out Your Chicago Guide's events calendar. There's a LOT going on, including Beer Under Glass. If you're looking for festivals, we've got a ton of them for the summer on The Local Tourist.

Before I forget:

BONUS! It's National Road Trip Day! To celebrate you can get Planning Your Perfect Road Trip, which includes access to 35+ printable planning pages, for ONLY FIVE DOLLARS. Click here to get it.

That's it for this week!

Happy weekend!

Theresa L. Goodrich
The Local Tourist & Your Chicago Guide

Theresa L. Goodrich

Theresa L. Goodrich is the force behind, a site dedicated to telling in-depth stories of magnificent, quirky, and unique places. Theresa is an Emmy-winning author who is slightly obsessed with road trips, camping, and history. She’s turned these passions into the Two Lane Gems book series, first-person travelogues highlighting the beauty and diversity of the U.S.A. She's also a contributor and publisher of Midwest Road Trip Adventures, 2nd Edition and Midwest State Park Adventures. She’s the author of Living Landmarks of Chicago, Planning Your Perfect Road Trip, and the Alex Paige cozy mystery series. She's spoken across the country at the Travel and Adventure Show and the Chicago Auto Show, mentored at Bloghouse, and leads the Midwest Travel Network's Writing Workshop. She’s driven, often literally, to inspire you to get off the interstates and explore the towns and communities that make this country a constant and welcome surprise.

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