Tag Archives: Chicago

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around the World

St Patricks Day Boston

St Patrick’s Day. The one time of year where it is totally acceptable to dye beer green. And drop green coloring into bodies of water. And strut around in head-to-toe green. It’s the day of festive parades, followed by a night of even more festiveness. All of this is done for one reason: to celebrate Saint Patrick, one of Ireland’s most well-known saints.

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March 12, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Ultimate US City Summer Guide

Philadelphia in the summer

We’ve put together a list of 15 great US cities to check out this summer, plus some ideas on what to see and do when the weather heats up. On top of classic outdoor tourist attractions, these destinations also host festivals, markets, concerts, outdoor film screenings and more no through September.

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June 28, 2013 by | 0 Comments

9 of the Best Summer Music Festivals Around the World

Sziget Festival

It’s that time of year again, when music concerts swap sticky dive bar floors for well-tramped grass and enormous open-air stages. 2012’s festival season is finally upon us and to get in the mood, here are 10 of the world’s best. From America to Australia via Europe and Japan, just about every artist you can think of, is bringing their music to the great outdoors this year and the only question is, which one do you go to first?

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April 10, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Touring the Windy City from Above on a Chicago Helicopter Tour

Chicago helicopter tour

I’ve explored the Windy City from plenty of angles: often on foot, sometimes by boat, but never before from the air. To say that touring Chicago by helicopter provides a different perspective would be a huge understatement. Taking off from Midway Airport, located to the southwest of the city, I immediately developed a new appreciation […]

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March 14, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Best US Cities for Foodies

Mamoun's Falafel

The Foodie, with an insatiable appetite for the finer things, knows what the finer things are all about. The nuance of flavor in a generations-old mole sauce, the unbearable lightness of crème fraiche, the pacifying subtleties of a well-made brick roux – these are the things worth living for, am I right? They can take a trip from being sort of “meh” to “remember that time when?” If you’re in the market to see some of the best cities in the US and prefer to eat and drink your way through town, then this is the article for you.

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February 21, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Best US Cities for Sports Lovers

Remington Park

What makes a city a great sports city? It could be the rabid, loyal fans who sell out every home game, the presence of pro teams in all four major sports, the historic stadium that is a must-see on every out-of-towner’s agenda or it could even be that the city hosts a variety of sporting events throughout the year, from the Super Bowl to an international marathon to the national curling championships.

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January 30, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Chicago Movie Tour

Biograph Theater

As we ride down Lower Wacker in downtown Chicago, Elwood from the Blues Brothers appears on the video screen, delivering his classic line, “Well this is definitely Lower Wacker Drive… If my estimations are correct, we should be very close to the honorable Richard J. Daley Plaza!”

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January 10, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Meet Private Tour Guide Kevin Doerksen in Chicago

Private Guide Kevin Doerksen

Meet Kevin Doerksen, one of Viator’s local experts in Chicago with a license to provide private tours of the Windy City.

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October 2, 2012 by | 0 Comments

America’s Coolest Jazz Clubs

Jazz: the quintessential American art form. Invented in the red light district of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, jazz was born of a mix of African and European music traditions. With its infusion of democracy, individuality and freedom of expression, it exemplifies the American experience.

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September 17, 2012 by | 0 Comments

A Food Lover’s Tour of Chicago

If there’s one thing Midwesterners like to do (aside from complain about the weather – be it too hot or too cold) it’s eat, and Chicagoans are no exception. While the heartland of the United States is known for more simple, “meat-and-potatoes” cooking, bigger cities like Chicago stand out as dining meccas, shining beacons that represent just how amazing, delicious and creative food can be.

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August 13, 2012 by | 1 Comment

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