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Wine and Shopping Girlfriend Getaway

Gather your closest gal pals and plan a getaway loaded with wine, shopping and laughs! Only a few hours’ drive from Chicago, Des Moines, Madison and Kansas City, this traveler’s favorite is one of Illinois’ best kept secrets! Heading into town on historic Hwy 20, be sure to stop in Elizabeth, IL to…

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Cooped Up Couples in Galena Country

These days, date night may not look like sharing a bottle of wine at a romantic restaurant, singing together at a concert or snuggling up in a movie theater, but with a little creativity, you can still have fun together in the comfort of your vacation rental, or if you're a local, at home while…

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Winter Escape to Galena Country

Whether you look at winter as a time for an outdoor adventure to embrace the elements or a call to head indoors for cozy relaxation and family downtime, Galena Country offers the perfect winter escape. From a couple’s retreat to a family vacation, from skiing to a Winter Carnival, here are some…

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