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Between Meetings: 10 Things to Do in Chicago

by ClaireBullen June 2014 - last edited August 2014

Between Meetings: 10 Things to Do in ChicagoTravelling to Chicago for business? There are a few things you should know if you’ve got an hour or two between meetings to spend exploring this Midwestern locale. You only need an hour to discover some of the city’s best sights – don’t miss these 10 things to do in Chicago.


Great River Road - Chicago to St Louis

by ClaireBullen February 2014 - last edited May 2014

The Great River RoadFrom dusty folk songs to traditional fables, the Mississippi River has a storied place in the American national consciousness. Named after the Ojibwe tribe’s word for ‘Great River,’ its churning waters stretch for over 3,700 miles, from Lake Itasca in Minnesota all the way down through Louisiana and into the Gulf of Mexico. 


Deep Dish: The Best Chicago-Style Pizza in Chicago

by ClaireBullen January 2014 - last edited May 2014

Deep Dish | Chicago Style PizzaLove it or hate it: you can’t deny that Chicago-style pizza is one talked-about dish. While legions of East Coast naysayers will scoff at anything deep dish in favour of their wafer-thin crusts, Chicagoans are justifiably proud of their famous pies. Here are some of the best places to sample Chicago-style deep-dish in the Windy City.


 Chicago Shopping Guide | The Top Five Jewellery BoutiquesWhether your jewellery style runs toward the minimalist or is more ornate, you’ll be able to find a great piece at a Chicago boutique jewellery store to take home with you as a memento of your travels. Trendy boutique jewellery shops are located all over the city and sell works by local designers. We've put together a Chicago shopping guide to introduce you to five of our favourites...


Java Junkies: Chicago Coffee Shops and Roasters

by AmyCavanaugh September 2013 - last edited July 2014 by Chantelle

The Best Chicago Coffee Shops and RoastersChicagoans love coffee. And they aren’t settling for grocery or chain store cups – coffee roasters have been quietly raising the city’s java profile for some time, making it possible to get a terrific cup just about anywhere in town.


Top Five Lakeside Chicago Attractions

by AmyCavanaugh July 2013 - last edited July 2014 by Chantelle

Lakeside Attractions in ChicagoLake Michigan comprises Chicago’s eastern border, and the gleaming blue lake offers city dwellers and visitors a chance to break out the sailboat or surfboard and soak up the sun. From a walking and biking trails to cultural institutions offering stunning views of the skyline, lakeside Chicago offers up a whole range of activities and attractions.