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Chicago at a Glance: Lincoln Avenue

Chicago at a Glance: Lincoln Avenue March 31, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
Welcome to Lincoln Square! Welcome to Lincoln Square!  This entryway greets visitors at the intersection of West Lawrence Ave. and North Lincoln Ave.  If you’re driving, take it slow.  There’s much to be seen, and the road is narrow.  If you’re strolling, take your time and enjoy. ...

Deal Hunting in Chicago

Deal Hunting in Chicago November 10, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Social media coupon companies, the latest trend. The web is after all the timeliest and most effective way to reach people. It’s simple, an email every day with an upcoming offer in Chicago. Keep up with big names coming into town, and most notably, the obscure activities. Hotels contact these...

Using Public Transportation in Chicago

Using Public Transportation in Chicago November 3, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Using the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) is a great, cheap way to navigate the city. You’ll also avoid having to find and pay for parking in many of the busiest areas. The first thing you need to get on the CTA is a fare card. These credit card-size passes can be purchased at any “L” (short for...

Best Views

Best Views November 3, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Photo courtesy of michaeltk Chicago looks incredible from just about every angle. Great views can be had from all over the city. There are a few that stand out as excellent, of course, so here’s a rundown of the best of the best. In suburban Evanston, home to Northwestern University just north of the...

What to pack for a winter holiday in Chicago

What to pack for a winter holiday in Chicago November 3, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Photo courtesy of Oliver McCloud If you find yourself travelling to Chicago in winter, your best bet for protection against the bitter cold is layers–lots of layers. You can definitely expect temperatures to dip below zero. Locals use layers like tee-shirts, thermals, and wind-proof light-weight...

Layover in Chicago

Layover in Chicago August 22, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Nothing is worse than being stuck in an airport for hours and hours with nothing to do. If this is the situation you find yourself in when stopping through Chicago, the good news is there are some great ways to make those hours fly by. The truth is there are not many attractions or good sightseeing...

A Day in Chicago for $50

A Day in Chicago for $50 August 20, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Traveling on a budget is easy in Chicago. Sure, there are plenty of ways to spend a lot of money in this great city, but don’t think that $50 a day is going to put a stop to your fun! You will still eat and drink very well and still be able to do some fun Chicago activities. First, stop by any...

Free Things To Do in Chicago

Free Things To Do in Chicago August 6, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
If you are traveling on a budget or just looking for new things to do, you will definitely be entertained by plenty of free activities in Chicago for travelers all ages. Take advantage of cultural activities, movies, concerts, and days at the beach without spending a penny! This list of activities will...

Fourth of July 2011 Chicago

Fourth of July 2011 Chicago June 30, 2011 | Events, Travel Tips | Read More
It’s that time of year again, believe it or not! It’s time for some American pride and fireworks. Hopefully, you have the weekend off to enjoy this fun holiday in Chicago. If you live in Chicago or are just planning to visit, you must plan where you will be for the fireworks display. For...

Where to Stay When Visiting Wrigley Field

Where to Stay When Visiting Wrigley Field April 29, 2011 | Hotels, Travel Tips | Read More
Did you snag Cubs tickets, but don’t know where to stay when you visit? It’s best to arrange your accommodations early, since there are limited hotels in the Wrigleyville area, and rooms tend to fill up fast and rates soar approaching a big game. There are plenty of great Chicago hotels...