Whether traveling for business, pleasure or tracing family roots a few well chosen words in the native language can reap friendly tips and information.
Dad is another story. Finding the right present can be more of a challenge because he is less likely to say what he wants.
When Chicago’s winter-wrought potholes leave you yearning for off-road grit and bumps away from the city, check out these places in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.
The challenge for art lovers is how to work in wonderful places within easy walking distance. The five choices here mix familiar names with a few surprises within a doable walking distance.
One exhibit leaps into late spring with amphibians from all over the world and another will have visitors wanting a personal robot.
The problem when Mother’s Day rolls around is finding the best way to say thank you, I love you and I appreciate you.
Cinco de Mayo marks a battle the Mexican army won in Puebla against the French, May 5, 1862. Anyone can join in the celebration so check out these events.
According to the City of Chicago, more than 700 movies have been made in the area. They range from cartoons and silent films from the turn of the last century and the early 1900s heyday of Essanay, a studio that had Ben Turpin and Charlie Chaplin, to this century’s Batman, Superman and Transformers hero movies.
When spending less time driving and more time at the destination is important consider these five excellent resorts and inns.
Whether you push yourself to run, bike an extra mile, swim an extra lap, try other yoga positions or take a new exercise class, you should have athletic apparel that fits you and your sport.
No matter whether the city’s critics give a show four stars or only sort-of recommend it, the visitor is likely to leave impressed if the theater is historical, ornate or atmospheric.
When warm weather coincides with vacation days, the open road beckons. These are some choice destinations doable from Chicago.
Here are five of the best reasons to turn spring break into a Chicago vacation or staycation.
Flying somewhere warm for spring break is an option but to avoid crowded beaches and take advantage of low gas prices, look for places within a day’s drive.
Whether she’s a pill or quite chill, there are answers to your Valentine’s Day gift needs.
However, when seeing a movie, play or poster about the city, these five historic landmarks often represent what Chicago was and is – a city that roared back from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 ready for commerce and culture.
For a deeper sense of what the city was and how it influenced writers, turn to books about its people and politics, its underbelly and neighborhoods, its architecture and historic events.
Several Chicago hotels with pools, spas and fitness centers are near museums, shops and theaters. However, when it’s the pool that makes the difference, consider the five listed here that have great views or ambiance.
Five art events make a fine bouquet of sculpture, paintings, jewelry and art-movement examples to enjoy this spring.
In the Chicago area, these five museum shops stand out because of their size and range of selection. They are accessible without having to pay admission.