Axe Throwing: A pastime for Vikings, Lumberjacks, and Chicagoans

It’s possible that most Chicagoans know nothing about the world of competitive axe throwing. This exciting new sport brings together people of all backgrounds to play a more manly version of darts! This craze spread to Chicago in the last few years and found an audience among locals. History Axes are some of the first… Read more »

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Chicago’s Beaches open for the Summer

Lake beaches have a lot of benefits that ocean beaches do not. There is no saltwater taste, you won’t step on a jellyfish, and there is never a risk of shark attacks! Chicago has plenty of great beaches; some are small and quiet and others are huge and busy.  It’s a common misconception that Lake… Read more »

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Where to Watch Navy Pier’s 4th of July Fireworks

After spending your 4th of July barbequing and watching parades, you’ll want to watch some things explode. This year’s fireworks display at Navy Pier is brought to you by Miller Lite. In addition, the Pier will have a fireworks display every week of summer. The festivities will be set off at 9:30 PM when it’s… Read more »

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2 Reasons Carnivale is Your Summertime Staple

Looking for a vibrant and lively spot to get a cocktail or meal? Head to the West Loop and step inside Carnivale! From the moment you see the colorful exterior, you know you’re in for a treat of epic proportions and a second-to-none experience. See what’s in store this summer at Carnivale: New Intoxications and… Read more »

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Some More Interactive Chicago Shows

Chicago has some amazing shows. The city in itself is full of artists and thespians ready to prove their worth. With such fierce competition, local actors have joined more and more creative works in order to stand out. Like vines, these performers stretch to great lengths in order to reach new light. Southern Gothic This… Read more »

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Smoothies, Juices, Açai Bowls..OH MY!

The sun is finally out…and it’s hot and humid! We can’t think of a better way to cool down than with a smoothie, juice or açai bowl from one of these Chicago favorites. These trendy hotspots will make you feel like you are on a tropical island in this concrete city! Treats from these places… Read more »

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Remembering Chicago Guest Service Legend Jon Winke

Chicago’s summer is the busiest time for those in the hospitality industry, particularly for a concierge. With an influx of excited visitors to the Windy City, hotels are packed and concierge are working diligently to ensure that guests’ experiences are top-notch through impeccable guest service. To most hospitality professionals in Chicago, a will to create… Read more »

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Hands-On Chicago Tours

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word ‘tour’? Are you thinking about paddling down a river or soaring in the sky? If not, maybe you’ll change your mind after reading this. There are plenty of fantastic tours around Chicago, some of which give you a more hands-on experience. Kayak Tours… Read more »

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Make This a “Wright” Summer

Looking for beauty and unique history in Chicago? Feast your eyes on architectural greatness this summer with Frank Lloyd Wright Trust tours and programs that cater to the whole family. A wide variety of tours and workshops are available that teach attendees about Frank Lloyd Wright’s storied history, such as free popup workshops with design… Read more »

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Landmarks that Survived the Great Chicago Fire

The Great Chicago Fire is one of the city’s most prevalent historical moments. It is rare to see anything affect so much of Chicago at once, let alone physically destroy it. Most of everything east of the river was engulfed in flames, but some buildings survived. You can still visit these buildings today and see… Read more »

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