When Melinda Roberts visited Wisconsin for the first time in 2011, she had no idea she would soon be diagnosed with colon cancer. Given two years to live, she began recording Wisconsin's historical markers as a therapeutic project. ...

Since the late 1700s, people have been trying to fly farther and faster by way of hot air balloon. In recent times, a fair number have had ties to the Rockford, area, including Kevin Uliassi, who launched from Loves Park. ...

The newest flight out of Chicago Rockford International Airport puts travelers in an ideal location to enjoy the scenic Rocky Mountains. ...

Located on the nation's earliest transcontinental highway, this quaint hamlet delivers a combination of history, natural landscapes and relaxing retreats. ...

The Rockford that John Groh knew when he grew up is a very different place today, thanks in part to efforts made by the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. ...

It's amazing what a different perspective and a little traveling can provide. Janine Pumilia explores the wonders of a recent trip to New Orleans. ...

A great weekend’s journey is right inside our region. Here are some of our area’s excellent places to play. ...

A great weekend’s journey is right inside our region. Here are some of our area’s excellent places to play. ...

The late 1960s were the best of times and the worst of times for Belvidere, which rose from a killer tornado to see one of its own become Miss America. Paul Anthony Arco visits the pageant queen 45 years later. ...

For a city our size, we have an awful lot of good things going for us, but it's nice to hear it from "outside experts," too. Paul Anthony Arco talked to some writers after their recent visit, and you know what? They liked us. They really liked us. ...