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Where to Propose in Chicago: Most Romantic Spots for Couples

Looking to pop the question? With proposals expected to rebound, Chicago emerges as a top romantic getaway to propose to your partner. From sweeping lakefront sunsets to intimate hotel bars, the Windy City overflows with swoon-worthy spots to create lifelong memories. We’ve rounded up the most iconic to hidden gem

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A Tourist’s Guide: Getting Around Chicago Without a Car

Between traffic jams and exorbitant parking, vehicles often hamper Windy City adventures. Luckily, Chicago offers user-friendly public transit spanning iconic L-trains, widespread buses, and Divvy bikeshares. These affordable options whisk sightseers across town to world-famous attractions like Cloud Gate, Wrigley Field, the Magnificent Mile, and more. This guide unpacks navigating

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Celebrating Winter in Chicago’s West Loop

When the wind whips through the concrete corridors of Chicago’s famous West Loop, you know winter has arrived. This historic former warehouse district buzzes year-round with popular restaurants, independent galleries, and boutique shops, but the neighborhood truly comes alive in the wintertime. Locals bundle up and brace for the cold

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Smart Packing Guide: Overlooked Travel Essentials

Ready to travel but want to avoid forgetting your travel essentials? We’ve all been there, realizing too late that a must-have item got left behind. Luckily, packing pro-style is easier than you think with this checklist of underrated travel necessities that most travelers tend to overlook. Read on to discover

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The Best Chicago Museums for Families Staying in West Loop

Studies demonstrate that children who explore interactive museum exhibits in early grades see benefits in achievement over time. Kindergarten students who engaged with hands-on museum displays showed improved test scores in key subjects by third grade. Luckily, West Loop offers the best museums to occupy children’s minds and spark curiosity.

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Hotel No Show: Fees and FAQs

A hotel no-show happens when someone makes a reservation but then does not check in and does not cancel ahead of time. This can really mess things up for hotels. They hold rooms and turn others away, expecting a guest who never shows. Naturally, many hotels charge fees in this

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Start Fresh in 2024 with a Hotel Staycation

You’re not alone if you’ve been feeling the need to press reset. A 2023 study shows people with an awareness of their mortality have been craving opportunities to travel more and prioritize wellbeing. Understandably, extended lockdowns and uncertainty over the last years have taken a toll, leading many to seek

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Tips for Booking Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Hotel Deals

Nearly 125 million Americans are projected to travel this New Year. That massive demand drives hotel prices sky-high, potentially pricing out budget-conscious travelers hoping to join the festivities. However, through some last-minute booking strategies, travelers can still land affordable hotel deals for their ideal New Year’s Eve celebrations. Whether you

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Fun Ideas for Boutique Hotel Stay with Family on New Year’s

The holidays often come with feelings of loneliness and disconnection— the National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that 66 percent struggle with this. However, boutique hotel stays on a symbolic holiday like New Year’s Eve offer a chance for families to fight this trend. Getting creative by designing our in-room

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Pet Etiquette 101: Hotel Stay with Pets

Bringing fuzzy family members along makes any trip better for any pet owner. But to ensure the whole pack enjoys the travel experience, we need to brush up on pet etiquette. This article covers choosing the right pet-friendly hotels, prepping pets beforehand, respecting public spaces, and integrating dogs or cats

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Making Group Hotel Reservations: Tips for Large Parties

Making Group Hotel Reservations: Tips…

Planning a group trip can get messy fast. Over half of all group hotel bookings fall apart last minute. Why? Limited rooms and so many guests to juggle. Hotels have to balance our group requests with their regular guests too. But securing rooms for that family reunion or corporate retreat…

Plan the Ultimate Romantic Valentine’s Weekend Getaway in Chicago

Plan the Ultimate Romantic Valentine’s…

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the allure of planning a memorable celebration at a hotel becomes increasingly enticing. This special occasion offers an opportunity for couples to escape the routine of daily life and immerse themselves in an atmosphere of romance and luxury. From intimate dinners to indulgent spa experiences, hotels…

Where to Propose in Chicago: Most Romantic Spots for Couples

Where to Propose in Chicago:…

Looking to pop the question? With proposals expected to rebound, Chicago emerges as a top romantic getaway to propose to your partner. From sweeping lakefront sunsets to intimate hotel bars, the Windy City overflows with swoon-worthy spots to create lifelong memories. We’ve rounded up the most iconic to hidden gem…

A Tourist’s Guide: Getting Around Chicago Without a Car

A Tourist’s Guide: Getting Around…

Between traffic jams and exorbitant parking, vehicles often hamper Windy City adventures. Luckily, Chicago offers user-friendly public transit spanning iconic L-trains, widespread buses, and Divvy bikeshares. These affordable options whisk sightseers across town to world-famous attractions like Cloud Gate, Wrigley Field, the Magnificent Mile, and more. This guide unpacks navigating…

Celebrating Winter in Chicago’s West Loop

Celebrating Winter in Chicago’s West…

When the wind whips through the concrete corridors of Chicago’s famous West Loop, you know winter has arrived. This historic former warehouse district buzzes year-round with popular restaurants, independent galleries, and boutique shops, but the neighborhood truly comes alive in the wintertime. Locals bundle up and brace for the cold…

Smart Packing Guide: Overlooked Travel Essentials

Smart Packing Guide: Overlooked Travel…

Ready to travel but want to avoid forgetting your travel essentials? We’ve all been there, realizing too late that a must-have item got left behind. Luckily, packing pro-style is easier than you think with this checklist of underrated travel necessities that most travelers tend to overlook. Read on to discover…

The Best Chicago Museums for Families Staying in West Loop

The Best Chicago Museums for…

Studies demonstrate that children who explore interactive museum exhibits in early grades see benefits in achievement over time. Kindergarten students who engaged with hands-on museum displays showed improved test scores in key subjects by third grade. Luckily, West Loop offers the best museums to occupy children’s minds and spark curiosity.…

Hotel No Show: Fees and FAQs

Hotel No Show: Fees and…

A hotel no-show happens when someone makes a reservation but then does not check in and does not cancel ahead of time. This can really mess things up for hotels. They hold rooms and turn others away, expecting a guest who never shows. Naturally, many hotels charge fees in this…

Start Fresh in 2024 with a Hotel Staycation

Start Fresh in 2024 with…

You’re not alone if you’ve been feeling the need to press reset. A 2023 study shows people with an awareness of their mortality have been craving opportunities to travel more and prioritize wellbeing. Understandably, extended lockdowns and uncertainty over the last years have taken a toll, leading many to seek…

Tips for Booking Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Hotel Deals

Tips for Booking Last-Minute New…

Nearly 125 million Americans are projected to travel this New Year. That massive demand drives hotel prices sky-high, potentially pricing out budget-conscious travelers hoping to join the festivities. However, through some last-minute booking strategies, travelers can still land affordable hotel deals for their ideal New Year’s Eve celebrations. Whether you…

Fun Ideas for Boutique Hotel Stay with Family on New Year’s

Fun Ideas for Boutique Hotel…

The holidays often come with feelings of loneliness and disconnection— the National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that 66 percent struggle with this. However, boutique hotel stays on a symbolic holiday like New Year’s Eve offer a chance for families to fight this trend. Getting creative by designing our in-room…

Pet Etiquette 101: Hotel Stay with Pets

Pet Etiquette 101: Hotel Stay…

Bringing fuzzy family members along makes any trip better for any pet owner. But to ensure the whole pack enjoys the travel experience, we need to brush up on pet etiquette. This article covers choosing the right pet-friendly hotels, prepping pets beforehand, respecting public spaces, and integrating dogs or cats…