Turkey Trot 5K

[ November 29, 2014; 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. ] Turkey Trot 5 K Run in Grant Park
Come run or walk a 5k the Saturday just after Thanksgiving at Chicago’s famous Grant Park. Work off your thanksgiving feast with family and friends and don’t forget to bring the little ones for the Free Kid’s Dash. All 5k participants receive a long sleeve souvenir shirt. Register [...]

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Wildlife Prairie Park

Got to Get Out? 
September is the perfect time to visit the prairie!  Only 10 miles away from downtown Peoria, this can become a field trip for the whole family.  The park offers many attractions and activities for everyone of all ages.  You can enjoy staying in a cabin, cottage, tent, or at the Santa Fe [...]

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Ravinia

The Best Lawn For A Picnic
Where can you see Biily Corgan, Tony Bennet, Lisa Fischer, Moody Blues, Buddy Guy, and Yo Yo Ma?  At the comfort of biggest back yard in Highland Park Illinois!
The Ravinia has had some tremendous shows this summer, and before summer is over, it still has more shows left until September.  [...]

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Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

My travels to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
by Michelle Garcia

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo in the beautiful state of Guerrero. When I traveled to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo from Chicago, I flew on AeroMexico Airlines. It was a comfortable flight with food and alcoholic drinks included at no additional charge. I’m mentioning this cause nowadays that’s a big deal; [...]

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TILT!

Grab On For A Great View!
Imagine yourself 94 floors up or 1,000 feet from the ground, and the floor of a building tilts forward leaving you with very little to do except to hold on, and enjoy an unforgetabble view!
You can now opt to do that at the John Hancock observatory if you dare!  “Tilt!” [...]

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Target Family Fun Festival

[ June 23, 2014; 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. ] Fun For All The Family
This summer, Millennium Park transforms into a giant play area for kids at the Target Family Fun Festival! Open to families with kids of all ages, this fest is packed with family-friendly interactive activities, arts and crafts and games. All activities take place on the Park’s Chase Promenade North.

June 23 – [...]

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Costa Rica

A Beautiful Small Paradise
Costa Rica is a small country – its total area is 19,730 sq mi (51,100 sq km), a size that’s slightly smaller than the state of West Virginia.
Still, its variety of destinations is impressive. There are white sand beaches, misty mountain towns, and culturally cool cities to explore.  Here are some some [...]

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Off-Road Illinois

The new Off-Road Illinois provides information, resources and events to inspire travelers to get off the road and explore Illinois by foot, by wheel or by paddle.

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Lincoln Hotel

Vintange Hotel in Lincoln Park
Situated in the heart of Lincoln Park, Hotel Lincoln is a refreshing yet vintage take on the Chicago experience.
Built in the 1920’s, Hotel Lincoln has no shortage of stories to tell. From Al Capone to David Mamet, an assortment of characters has called the hotel home. During prohibition, booze was served [...]

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Reforma Mexico City

The Parisian Boulevard in the New World
Paseo de la Reforma” in Mexico City continues to be an amazing place.  It is a beautiful rustic city, full of remains and remnants of the past.  You can still see a city that belonged to greatness! As you walk the streets, you can’t help but notice the new [...]

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