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The Local Tourist explores unique destinations, focusing on culture, background, beauty, and sheer awesomeness. Subjects that get nearly equal levels of obsession include, but are not limited to, anything outdoors, anything that can be eaten, art, history, architecture, and anything with an ABV above 3%. There’s no subtlety and no drama, but there is definitely a whole lotta kitsch and unmitigated, unabashed enthusiasm.

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With all of the tools at our fingertips nowadays, travel planning is simultaneously easy and overwhelming.


John Purdue Statue at Purdue University

The Midwestern cities of West Lafayette and Lafayette, Indiana, are home to Purdue University, but they also have much more to offer than a college experience. Check out these reasons to visit Lafayette.


Bruno's Pizza and Big O's Sports Room in West Lafayette, Indiana, is a must-visit if you like pizza, sports, and family-owned businesses.


Why you should visit this elegant and rustic winery in Lafayette, Indiana, featuring local and regional varietals.


Unless you're a Hoosier (a.k.a. current or former resident of Indiana), if you've heard of West Lafayette, Indiana, it's likely because of Purdue University.


On our drive through Arizona we’d felt like soggy versions of Pig-Pen, stalked by rain inste


Located north of the Arkansas River, a vital artery that was nearly hidden by the tall grasses along its banks, Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site is an imposing adobe structure and a painstakingly created reproduction of the original fort.


Located in the high desert plains of southeastern Colorado, the Comanche National Grasslands is not your typical tourist destination.


Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is the quietest National Park in the United States and a perfect representation of a cyclical environment.


The Local Tourist Guides

We've been sharing things to do in Chicago for 16 years, so we know a thing or two about the Windy City.

Chicago Skyline from Skydeck

Here's an obvious statement: exploring Chicago can be expensive. But it doesn't have to be, and just because you're on a budget, doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun things to do.

Things to do in Chicago

There are so many things to do in Chicago, it's hard to know where to start. It's a world-class city with world-class attractions.

The Local Tourist's Guide to the Chicago Air & Water Show

This is the most comprehensive, ultimate guide to the Chicago Air & Water Show available. Includes where to watch, who's performing, how to get there, and where to stay.