American Writers Museum Word Map - Photo Denise Davy
More Than the Bean – Finding Unusual and Unique Attractions in Chicago

I admit I tend to over-schedule my trips to make sure I see EVERYTHING there is to see. But a recent trip to Chicago showed me that sometimes it’s the unexpected sites that end up being the most memorable. I was in Chicago with my two daughters and a full
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Chicago - The Crown Fountain in Millenium Park was in constant movement as the facial expressions changed. Photo Denise Davy
How Chicago Became a True Eco-Tourist Town

Chicago is well known for its gorgeous blue lakefront but a lesser-known fact is that it’s also gone green. Yes, the city with the third-largest population in the States, filled with magnificent architecture and a fascinating crime history is also at the forefront of eco-conscious tourism. Chicago committed to going
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The Chicago Fire leaps into life at the Chicago Architecture Center - photo Debra Smith
In and Out of The Loop in Chicago

Have you heard of “The Loop”? Many of Chicago’s must-see sights are found in this eight by five block area in the heart of downtown – including the Theatre District. Enjoy everything from current Broadway hits to spirited revivals during 2019’s celebration of The Year of Chicago Theatre.  Venture outside The Loop
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Chicago - Big Bean - Photo Sabrina Pirillo
Chicago: Feels Like Home

It’s been quite a few years since I was in Chicago and yet it felt like just yesterday I was taking my photo in front of the Big Bean (actually called Cloud Gate by Sir Anish Kapoor and meant to reflect clouds). So much had changed in eight years and
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H2Oh! Chicago: In, On, & By the Best Water Features in Chicago

Want to take advantage of the water ways of the Windy City? Read on for our picks for family fun water features in Chicago that will have you saying H2Oh! Chicago! in no time. Riverwalk There was a time, not so long ago in Chicago’s history, that some buildings were
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1 Day 3 Ways in Chicago
1 Day, 3 Ways in Chicago! How to Spend the Day 3 Great Ways

Experience 1 Day, 3 Ways in Chicago!   A visit to Chicago will have you crooning “Chicago is my kind of town” just like Sinatra did. The only problem is that with so much happening in the Windy City, you might find it hard to narrow down what you want
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Do Chicago, Movie-Style!

I have a serious soft spot for Chicago. My first media trip was to the Windy City, where I had a chance to explore Michigan Avenue (known by tourists as the Magnificent Mile) on my own. I had the chance to visit again a few years later, when my husband’s
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A Girl’s Guide to Chicago | 6 things you don’t want to miss

When I heard one of the largest blogging conferences, BlogHer was being hosted in Chicago; I jumped at the chance to attend. I love going to big cities, and this one has been on my list of places to visit for years. Unfortunately, I did not get to do a
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