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6 Places to View Great Skylines

Every city has its’ own unique top spots for urban photography. Listed below are several fantastic (and easily accessible) sites for viewing the great skylines of Chicago, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Cleveland, L.A., and Boston. Chicago & Pittsburgh are among the most scenic skylines in the ...

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A Pumpkin Patch Like No Other: Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm

Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm, a family-owned farm in the Chicago suburbs, holds a fun, festive annual fall event each autumn.┬áThis popular local favorite, which has been going strong for over 40 years, has been voted “Best Pumpkin Farm in Chicago” by viewers of My Fox Chicago. I ...

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The Beautiful Canyons of Illinois’ Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State Park is frequently rated the top attraction in Illinois. The park is very popular with over 2 million visits a year. Known for its’ beautiful canyons and waterfalls, Starved Rock is one of the most popular escapes from the hustle and bustle of Chicago. The legend of the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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The Rosebud on Taylor: Chicago’s Best Italian

The Rosebud on Taylor Street in Chicago is truly an authentic Italian dining experience. Located just outside of downtown in Little Italy, The Rosebud is the perfect quiet dinner hotspot away from the tourist crowds. This celebrity hotspot was Frank Sinatra’s favorite spot in the city. Along ...

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Wildberry Pancakes: 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 connects most of Chicago’s best tourist attractions. Before heading out on this lengthy trail, we wanted to fill up with a delicious breakfast. We ...

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Dixon, Illinois: Hometown of President Reagan

Dixon, Illinois, a small town in Northwest Illinois, is most well known for being the hometown of President Ronald Reagan. In addition to the Reagan house, there are plenty of other historical attractions in town, including: the Memorial Arch, the Lincoln Memorial, and Veterans Memorial Park. The ...

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Little Red School House: Serenity just outside of Chicago

Little Red School House is one of my favorite places to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Located just 20 minutes outside of Chicago, this hiking and nature area is easily accessible for a weekday or weekend outing. There are 2 nicely shaded trails here: The White Oak Trail and the Black ...

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Lake Katherine: A Beautiful Oasis in the Chicago Suburbs

Lake Katherine is a scenic nature preserve located in Palos Heights, just a half hour or so from downtown Chicago. This beautiful recreation area includes a walking path, gardens, an arboretum, and a waterfall. Mike & I got up early one morning during our Chicago trip as we knew crowds would ...

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