OMNI Prize Arts Festival—Ottawa, IL

Video of the Week brought to you by: Ottawa Visitors Center

OMNI Prize Arts Festival
September 7-9, 2018Ottawa, IL

Omni Prize is the Midwest’s premier juried art festival showcasing visual artists, theatre, film and music in Ottawa, Illinois (just minutes from Starved Rock State Park). For 3 days art will come to life on display on the streets, in restaurants, shops, parks, riverfront and more. Music will be in the air and artists will make art jump in the streets and off the pages as never seen before. Open to the Public with FREE admission. Cash prizes and recognition will be awarded to winning artists from an esteemed jury and from public votes!

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See How Gulf County, FL Inspires Master Photographer David Sussman

Find Out How Gulf County, Florida Inspires Master Photographer David Sussman.

Sussman has been a photographer since the 1970’s. He has received numerous professional photography awards including Kodak’s Industrial Challenge Award, Epcots Professional Photographers showcase and Professional Photographers of America Showcase.

“What I enjoy most is coming into an environment like here at the Dead Lakes which allows me to shoot wildlife and scenics” says Sussman. “There is just something special about this area.”

“You immediately get the feeling that you have country, waterways and the beach” explains Sussman of his first visit to Gulf County.

Sussman enjoys many areas of Gulf County for his scenic and wildlife shoots but he visits St. Joseph Peninsula when it comes to shooting sunsets. “Gulf County, what a wonderful adventure and a great place to be.” Discover more.

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The Great Joliet Prison Break-In

The Great Joliet Prison Break-In fundraiser will be taking place on Saturday, August 25 from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. Ticket holders will be able to step onto the historic prison yard and listen to the music of The Blooze Brothers, M&R Rush, Petty Cash and Hot Mess while enjoying the tastes of various options from food trucks and beer vendors. The event is the grand opening and first major event of the “Old Joliet Prison,” which closed in 2002. The prison is featured in many movie and television projects, including The Blues Brothers and Prison Break. Plan for a fun night at The Great Joliet Prison Break-In!


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Visit Eastern Oregon

Join the Jacob and Ester Fu with Local Adventurer as they travel the incredibly diverse region of Eastern Oregon. From Hells Canyon to the Painted Hills. Just don’t tell everyone!

Eastern Oregon blew us away. It felt like the Iceland of America combined with the wild west.
Let me start off by saying, we DO NOT recommend trying to explore all of Eastern Oregon in one week. Eastern Oregon is truly a beautiful and rugged place, and we found so many hidden gems, but we regret spending so much time in the car getting from place to place. Don’t forget to read all the tips at the bottom. This part of Oregon is not the easiest part to navigate through, but luckily, you can learn from our mistakes!

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My Southwest Louisiana Home

Video of the Week brought to you by: Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau

Live music, festivals, casino entertainment, luxurious surroundings and outdoor fun along the Creole Nature Trail – a variety of experiences are awaiting in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana. Plan your trip:

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Sandhill Crane Spring Migration in Kearney, Nebraska

Video of the Week brought to you by: Kearney Visitors Bureau
For six weeks from late February to early April, the fascinating Sandhill Crane Spring Migration happens in the heart of Nebraska! It is an enchanting sight and one that can only be truly appreciated in person. It’s an event like no other and one you won’t want to miss.
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Real Fun – Our Wisconsin Cabin Story

This Video of the Week is brought to you by Travel Wisconsin to celebrate the traditional family summer vacation.  Featured in this video is the The Thompson family who has been visiting the same Wisconsin resort for almost 60 years.  Watch as four generations have some fun and relax lakeside and create memories to last for generations to come.  Plan your vacation here.

History Comes Alive

This Video of the Week brought to you by: Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.  When you visit all the historic spots in Springfield, you’ll feel like your stepping into 19th century America.  History Comes Alive when you engage with characters dressed in period clothing while 19th century music plays in the background.  You could even bump into President Lincoln!  Plan your Legendary Vacation here.

Green Bay, WI – Come See All Our Colors

This Video of the Week brought to by the Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau.  When you hear Green Bay, Wisconsin mentioned there’s a good chance you think about the Packers or the Frozen Tundra.  However, there’s so much more to discover in the Green Bay area of Wisconsin.  Start here to plan you trip to Green Bay where you’ll find a wealth of hidden treasures.