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Radio Flyer Adventure Travel Agency

Introducing Radio Flyer Adventure Travel Agency

To celebrate “100 years of imagination on wheels”, Radio Flyer is opening the first-ever travel agency for kids! More than ever, kids’ creative freedom and imagination are being limited by a world of structured play. Radio Flyer is in the business of imagination. For 100 years, Radio Flyer has provided vehicles that run on imagination. […]

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The Guesthouse Hotel Chicago

The Guesthouse Hotel: Boutique accommodations in Chicago for families

Since I have lived in Chicago my entire life and know the city quite well, I’m often asked for my suggestions on where to go, where to eat, and where to stay in the city. My standard answer is, “If you want to experience REAL Chicago, you need to get into the neighborhoods.” One neighborhood […]

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Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

Last hurrah of the summer at family-friendly Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers

So many times, friends of mine from out of town have come to Chicago for a visit and they’ve looked to me for hotel recommendations. I have ideas about which hotels are nice and I know which are in great locations, but, historically, I had no intimate, first-hand knowledge of any Chicago hotels because – […]

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Lucia says, "Mozzarella di bufala!"

Pizza, pasta & Nutella – oh my! An afternoon at Eataly Chicago.

Eataly Chicago opened in December 2013 to tremendous fanfare. In fact, so much enthusiasm was generated in its first week that Eataly suddenly, and surprisingly, closed its doors for one day “in order preserve our standards of quality and service.” I had been looking forward to the addition of Eataly to Chicago’s already-incredible dining scene, […]

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