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5 Instagrammable Places in Chicago 11 Nov - We all know that Chicago has a beautiful skyline but there's plenty of other Instagram worthy places to snap and post from around the city.  
360 Chicago: Breathtaking Views, Thrilling TILTs 23 Aug -

360 Chicago has everything; stunning views, interactive experiences where visitors can learn about the city's rich history, and the thrilling TILT!

Sightseeing With Chicago Safaris 19 Aug -

One of the best things about visiting Chicago is all of the choices! Spending the day in the city comes with its challenges though

Cedar Point Amusement Park: Thrill Seekers Playground! 29 Jul -

If you’re an adrenaline fanatic, this is the place for you; there's a collection of 71 rides, including 18 roller coasters!

Cupcakes & Cocktails at Give Me Some Sugar 28 Jun -

In my opinion, spending time cooking and baking with friends and family is one of the best ways to bond and create lasting memories.

Maple Sugar Time in Indiana Dunes 5 Mar -

Each year the National Park Service hosts the Maple Sugar Time event marking the beginning of maple syrup season.

CYCMODE: Experience Cycling Like Never Before 10 Dec -

CYCMODE is the first cycling studio in the WORLD to offer moveable bikes along with the fully immersive experience. 

Spend a Day in Valparaiso, IN: Discover History, Cuisine, and More 19 Nov -

Valparaiso, a vibrant city, located in Northwest Indiana, provides many things that you'd find in bigger cities while still maintaining the small town feel that I love.

Chicago Names its Cocktail of the Year 13 Nov -

YELP bought together 15 of Chicago’s favorites bars and challenged them to create a unique and simple cocktail for their Cocktail of Chicago competition.

How to Spend a Day at Cranes U-Pick Orchards 19 Oct -

What are some of your favorite fall activities? Apple picking is so fun and relaxing!

New Buffalo: Why This Small Resort Community Should be on Your Travel Radar! 20 Aug -

I begin this post as I’m sitting on the rooftop deck of the Marina Grand Hotel. I’m in a place of total peace and relaxation, and I’m grateful. 

First Fridays Art Walk: A Treat for the Whole Family 8 Jul -

From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on the first Friday of every month, local, uptown businesses in Michigan City open their doors to the public and host artists and their work.

DIVVY Diaries: New Experiences, New Favorites 8 May -

In my opinion DIVVY bikes are the best when it comes to exploring Chicago

3 Dune Challenge: Steep Climbs, Attractive Scenery 22 Apr -

Warm days are ahead, and I'm excited to play in the sand and hit the trails. I do both whenever I undertake the 3 Dune Challenge at Indiana Dunes State Park.

Girls Night Out: The Chopping Block Recreational Cooking School 25 Mar -

My friend Carol and I recently decided to treat ourselves to a night out at The Chopping Block recreational cooking school in Chicago. It was an experience we won't soon forget. We had a ball!

 

Outdoor Adventures in the Indiana Dunes 12 Feb -

Here's a glimpse of some of the outdoor adventures at the Indiana Dunes! There's much activity to enjoy in every season.  Where will you start?

Premium Outlet Shopping 22 Jan -

Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets located in Michigan City is my go to place for shopping.  It's home to 120 stores:  Calvin Klein, COACH, J Crew, Nike Factory Store, GUESS, The North Face, MICHAEL KORS, Under Armour and Anne Taylor Factory Store to name a few.

Keeping Active During Winter Helps Minimize the Blues 11 Jan -

Winter tends to make me sluggish and lazy.  I just want to lie around, eat, watch TV, and never leave the house. This helps me keep active