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The Ultimate Chicago Blues Guide

by Chantelle Friday - last edited Friday

The Ultimate Chicago Blues GuideIt may not be the original birthplace of the blues, but Chicago is certainly a city where the blues has thrived and flourished. Home to some of the genre’s best-known and loved musicians, it has long been considered the heartland of the “west side” sound. Find out where to go and what to see in our ultimate Chicago blues guide.

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Between Meetings: 10 Things to Do in Chicago

by ClaireBullen a month ago - last edited a month ago

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.

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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. 

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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.

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 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...

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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.

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