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A Neighbourhood Guide to The West LoopChicago's old industrial district is now one of the city's hippest. Not that long ago, the West Loop was a cultural desert, but a recent influx of notable restaurants, bars, and even a trendy hotel have made the neighbourhood a destination in itself.

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The History of House Music in Chicago

When most people think of Chicago innovations, deep dish and skyscrapers come to mind. But what most people dont realise is that the city was also the incubator for a new dance music style back in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Here is our essential guide to house music in Chicago.

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Exploring the Indiana Dunes from Chicago

by LizBehler October - last edited October

Exploring the Indiana Dunes from Chicago

When most people think of the Midwest, they dont think of towering sand dunes and diverse ecosystems. But just 53 miles southeast of Chicago, thats exactly what youll find. It really couldnt be easier to explore the Indiana Dunes from Chicago...

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The Best Ryder Cup CoursesWith the Ryder Cup returning to golf’s spiritual home in Scotland for this year’s tournament at Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, it’s only fitting to look back at some of the other memorable courses that have played host to one of the biggest tournaments in the history of the sport. Here we remember some of the best Ryder Cup courses.

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A brief History of Chicago Architecture

As the birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago is recognised around the world for its architecture. And though the buildings here aren’t known for their age, thanks to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, they are known for their inventive designs. Here's a brief history of Chicago architecture for any design aficionado looking to explore the city. 

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The Ultimate Chicago Blues Guide

by Chantelle July - last edited July

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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