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Dazzling Christmas Trees Around the Country

Frosty temps, the chance of snow, peppermint mochas, 24/7 holiday music, Hallmark movie marathons, shopping deals, parties, sugar cookies, hot cocoa…While all these things signal the start of the holidays, to many, the holiday season officially kicks off with the lighting of a gorgeous Christmas tree. According to The History Channel, the beginnings of the […]

15 Bike Paths with Relaxing Water Views

Biking has become my favorite weekend pastime. It’s a great way to get out of the house, enjoy a leisurely workout, and take in some fresh air, all while having a great time. Unlike more vigorous workouts like running & tennis, biking can be considered a more laid-back alternative, especially if you pick a flatter […]

10 Spectacular Ice Rinks to Check Out this Winter

Ice skating has become a popular winter pastime throughout the country. In the past, ice rinks were more common in big cities, primarily cold weather destinations. Today, you can find rinks everywhere, with even warm weather havens like Vegas, Phoenix, and Santa Monica getting in on the action. As more people relocate from cold weather […]

Unique Things to Do: A Guide to Unusual, Fascinating, & Off the Beaten Path Attractions

I love seeking out strange and unusual places as much as I love visiting well known national parks and tourist attractions. After several visits to the same old same old, it’s fun to seek out some new and interesting sights. No matter where you travel throughout the US, unusual off-the-beaten attractions are lurking around every […]

10 Free Things to Do & See in Chicago

Visiting a big city does not always equate to spending big bucks. In fact, cities can often be the cheapest tourist destinations considering the many free attractions. Chicago is home to some of the world’s top tourist attractions including world-class zoos, museums, and parks. Many of these attractions are completely free. In fact, most of […]

Chicago Lakefront Path: 36 Miles of Stunning Lake and Skyline Views

I have always wanted to spend the day riding along Chicago’s magnificent 18 mile long Lakefront Path. Despite living in the city for years, I never managed the opportunity. Most of my visits have taken place during the snowy winter months. There are plenty of fantastic things to do in Chicago; a ride along the […]

Wildberry: The Perfect Breakfast to Start your Day in Chicago

Mike and I finally decided to embark on the 36 mile journey along Chicago’s beautiful Lakefront Path. This fantastic multipurpose trail passes through most of Chicago’s best tourist attractions. Before heading out on this lengthy trail, we wanted to fill up with a delicious breakfast. We have always wanted to try out the highly regarded […]

25 Fun Things to do in Chicago this Summer

Chicago is one of the best summer cities! There are so many events, festivals, and beautiful places to explore, making it the ideal summer destination city. Having once lived in Chicago for over 20 years, I have had plenty of summer adventures over the years. Whether you are in a mood for fitness, museums, food, […]

50 fun things to do this winter in Chicago!

Chicago is a wonderful city with endless opportunities for entertainment and recreation. Chicago’s world-class cultural attractions and amazing architecture are the standouts of this great city. Unfortunately, many tourists never consider Chicago to be a winter vacation destination due to the frequent snow storms and frigid temperatures. Luckily, many of the best attractions are located […]