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We accept products for product reviews and services for services to review. Provide product samples and allow time for us to use items extensively before we write our review. We give our honest opinion based on personal experience.

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We write reviews for all items received. Reviews will be posted on,,, or within 4 weeks. We will post links to reviews on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For information, contact April.

Items we are particularly interested in:

Travel products: Illinois, Hawaii, United States, Japan, International destinations, hotels, activities, restaurants, historic sites, museums, events, historic sites

Gadgets and technology: Travel related, Iphone, Macintosh, Apple Computer, wireless, bluetooth, internet service, telephone service, cellphone service, geocaching

Food and dining: Restaurants, vegetarian dining, food markets, specialty foods, chocolate, ethnic dining

Hobbies and Interests: Travel, yoga, geocaching, ham radio, amateur radio, history, meetups, hiking, sightseeing, architecture, movies, theater, and more

Cultural: Museums, gardens, libraries, historic buildings, events


Media tour and fam tour requests welcome. We are based in the Chicago area | Hawaii and travel extensively throughout the United States.

For information, contact April.


We provide disclosure of material connection any time we receive one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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