• A Complete Traveler’s Guide to Chicago: What to Eat, Drink, See & DoA Complete Traveler’s Guide to Chicago: What to Eat, Drink, See & Do
    Chicago is a traveler’s paradise! The windy city is internationally praised for its distinctive cuisine (deep-dish, anyone?!), appealing architecture, bustling nightlife, and sports superfans. With so much to offer, a trip to Chicago can easily end up being a whirlwind of restaurants, bars, sights, sounds, and activities. We’ve put together… Read more »
  • 8 Best Hotels to Visit in Downtown Chicago This Summer8 Best Hotels to Visit in Downtown Chicago This Summer
    Looking for a fun staycation in the Windy City? Escape your house for a few days at your favorite hotel in Downtown Chicago! Just a heads up, things might be a little different. Many hotels have unveiled plans to increase sanitation throughout guests’ experiences while enforcing social distancing practices. You… Read more »
  • Chicago Marathon and Local Street Festivals Are Now CanceledChicago Marathon and Local Street Festivals Are Now Canceled
    While bars and restaurants are still operational (though even that currently hangs in the balance given the recent safety violations and rises in case numbers), the list of cancellations for the summer (and now the fall) grows ever larger. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon and a handful of local… Read more »
  • Chicago’s Emergency Travel Advisory Takes Effect TodayChicago’s Emergency Travel Advisory Takes Effect Today
    The public health order issued on the evening of Thursday, July 2nd, by Dr. Allison Arwady, the leader of the Chicago Department of Public Health, goes into effect today. Chicago’s Emergency Travel Advisory was ordered by Mayor Lori Lightfoot last week amid the concerns of rising coronavirus case numbers in… Read more »
  • 6 Chicago Attractions Opening to Visitors This July6 Chicago Attractions Opening to Visitors This July
    With the continued (and careful) implementation of Phase 4 in Chicago, we’re seeing more and more businesses and attractions reopen across the city. Many of us are eager to regain some semblance of normalcy — at least when it comes to our summer activities — but many of us are… Read more »
  • Minneapolis Travel Guide: What to Eat, Drink, See & DoMinneapolis Travel Guide: What to Eat, Drink, See & Do
    As the larger of the twin cities, Minneapolis has plenty of room for attractions. From abundant natural lakes and waterways to cultural centers and fine dining, a trip to Minneapolis does not disappoint. Check out our complete traveler’s guide to Minneapolis and find out why The Wall Street Journal has… Read more »
  • Why the Minnesota Vikings Should Sign Colin KaepernickWhy the Minnesota Vikings Should Sign Colin Kaepernick
    Finding a successful starting quarterback in the NFL is no easy task. Heck, the Chicago Bears have been trying to do so for decades. But they aren’t the only ones unable to do so, and it makes sense as there’s plenty of things that have to go right. You have… Read more »
  • What’s Open (and Closed) in Minneapolis Right NowWhat’s Open (and Closed) in Minneapolis Right Now
    With pandemic restrictions slowly lifting in Minneapolis, many Minnesotans are eager to get out and enjoy the summertime in the city. But it can be tricky trying to find just what there is to do as businesses are only progressively opening. Here’s a look at what is open and what… Read more »
  • 11 Secret Speakeasy Bars Near Minneapolis11 Secret Speakeasy Bars Near Minneapolis
    If a retro wonderment has one longing for yesteryear with their thirst for beer, one may be drawn towards the throwback allure of the speakeasy. Also known as the blind pig or blind tiger, speakeasies came about in the Prohibition era where the tavern experience was a secret to subvert… Read more »
  • 18 Oldest Bars and Restaurants in Minneapolis18 Oldest Bars and Restaurants in Minneapolis
    With an abundance of places in Minneapolis to get your grub and suds, one can afford to be a little more choosy when it comes to picking out a place for food and drink. There’s plenty of history to absorb in this city, especially in establishments that have stood the… Read more »
  • A Complete Traveler’s Guide to Phoenix: What to Eat, Drink, See & DoA Complete Traveler’s Guide to Phoenix: What to Eat, Drink, See & Do
    Phoenix, AZ, is known for its outstanding hotels, mouthwatering southwestern fare, and awe-inspiring scenery. As one of the most populous capital cities in the United States, Phoenix has become a popular vacation destination in Arizona, with a thriving city-center that includes plenty of daytime and evening fun. Check out our complete… Read more »
  • 10 Best Scenic Motorcycle Rides Near Phoenix, Arizona10 Best Scenic Motorcycle Rides Near Phoenix, Arizona
    The state of Arizona is often showcased in films and photos for its aesthetic scenery, and for those who love to get outside and enjoy it for themselves, there are plenty of ways to do that. If you have a motorcycle and want to ride some of the most scenic… Read more »
  • 10 Gorgeous Arizona State Parks Within 3 Hours of Phoenix10 Gorgeous Arizona State Parks Within 3 Hours of Phoenix
    Arizona is known for its rugged, natural beauty, and, as anyone could guess, there are tons of state parks that act as tributes to protecting that beauty. But what if you just want to go for a day trip outside your Phoenix abode? Well, these 10 Arizona state parks are… Read more »
  • 8 Incredible Hot Dogs You Can Get Near Phoenix8 Incredible Hot Dogs You Can Get Near Phoenix
    Whatever American fare you’re looking for around Phoenix, you’re likely to find it — from burgers to pizza to wings. That rule also applies to one of the biggest food staples we all know and love: hot dogs! The Phoenix area definitely has a lot of hot dog eateries that… Read more »
  • 10 Best Crave-Worthy Ice Cream Shops in Phoenix10 Best Crave-Worthy Ice Cream Shops in Phoenix
    I scream you scream, we all scream for… quarantine! Just kidding, the correct answer is ice cream. While store-bought gallons are all well and good, a sweet scoop or two from your favorite ice cream shop is so much better. Here are some of the best ice cream shops near… Read more »

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