Last week I got an e-mail from the Illinois Department of Tourism. I’ve signed up for this type of e-mail for surrounding states in the hopes that one day the timing of a cheap getaway offer would coincide with me having a bit of extra cash and time off. (Hey, a girl can dream!) This week’s mailing came with several offers of “Winter 3-Day Getaways.”Â Incentives were offered for hotel bookings made through the site and there were getaways to “Discover Art & History.” Check the local department of tourism or chamber of commerce for an area you want to travel to for research and sign up for e-mail updates. Itâ€™s time to make your research travel plans happen.