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ChicagoFamily Staycation | Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel

Chicago family staycation at Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel

I’ve said for years that Chicago is an exceptional place for travelers to live. With its diversity, top-notch art and entertainment, and world-class museums, Chicago residents like myself can “travel” without even leaving the city. Sometimes day trips to different neighborhoods quench the travel thirst. Other times, you just need an overnight staycation to really […]

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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 Working Mom's Travels 5th anniversary

Anniversary Giveaway #2: All About Chicago!

When I hosted the 5-year anniversary giveaway in January to thank my readers and supporters, I hinted that there would be a part 2. I’m happy to say that it’s finally here! Thanks to wonderful partners and fantastic friends, I have not one, but TWO more incredible prize packs to give away. Both prize packs in […]

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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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Benefits of multi-generational travel

How to balance career, family, and travel

Since starting this blog, my objective has been to show that it is possible for parents to balance a full-time career, a family life, and frequent travel. I’ve been asked along the way, “Just HOW do you do it?” I’m not going to lie and say it’s easy; it takes a lot of work. At times […]

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St. Joseph's Day

St. Joseph’s Day in Chicago: An Italian-American tradition

There’s a certain Catholic saint’s feast day in March that’s widely celebrated. People of all ethnicities and religions wear green on this day. Here in Chicago, there’s a parade and the Chicago River is even dyed green. It’s a day all about traditions and having a good time and, in some areas of the city, […]

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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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