With school-age children and full-time jobs, our family is not able to travel long term or for as long as might want to. We maximize our time off by planning trips as our work and school schedules allow, but how do we satiate our wanderlust in the meantime? Easy: hometown travel. … [Read more...] about Hometown travel with Go Chicago Card
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 … [Read more...] about Anniversary Giveaway #2: All About Chicago!
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 … [Read more...] about The Guesthouse Hotel: Boutique accommodations in Chicago for families
What does a Chicago-based traveling family do when they have no summer travel plans? They become tourists in their own city - or do a lot of "hometown travel", as I call it. That's what this week has been all about. The guilt was setting in because my kids weren't going to have … [Read more...] about Summer family hometown travel in Chicago
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, … [Read more...] about St. Joseph’s Day in Chicago: An Italian-American tradition