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The ultimate road trip planner - everything you need to know to plan your upcoming road trip

As you get ready to hit the road, these road trip planner tips will help make your trip smoother. Find out what to do before you go, the essentials for your road trip, and a wish list of tools.

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

For more than a decade one of the most popular winter activities in Chicago has been ice skating in the heart of downtown.

Chicago Opera Theater's "The Consul"

“Why don’t you go back to your own country?”

Pete Miller's in Evanston has been a Chicagoland classic serving fine steaks and fresh seafood while treating guests to live jazz for over twenty years. The ambiance is nostalgic, taking guests back to an age where music fills the air while they enjoy delicious food and fine wine.

Mural in Bishop, California

Bishop, California is the gateway to the Eastern Sierras and the Mule Capital of the World. It's a small town with big character.

The Edgewater Hotel from Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, photo by Bill Fritsch

The Edgewater in Madison, Wisconsin, is a perfect example of preservation and modernization working in concert to create a unified experience. You'll want to visit this AAA 4-Diamond hotel to experience it for yourself.

Veterans Day at Soldier Field in Chicago

Veterans will be honored in one of the most appropriate places in Chicago this Veterans Day: Soldier Field. 

Chicago Ice Skating Rinks

During the cold winter months in Chicago, ice skating is one of the most popular things to do for friends, families, and couples. Here are some of the best places to go ice skating in Chicago.

Ready to pop the question? These are some of the most romantic places to propose in Chicago

Have you found "the one" and want to make it official? Here are the most romantic places to propose in Chicago.

School of Rock -- The Musical

School of Rock opened this week at the Cadillac Palace Theater.  Based on the 2003 movie starring Jack Black, School of Rock tells the story of Dewey Finn (played by Rob Colletti), a failed wannabe rock star, freeloading off of his best friend, whose

Manzanar National Historic Site

Manzanar National Historic Site was the location of the Manzanar War Relocation Center, a Japanese internment camp from World War II near Bishop, California.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer of "Almost Like Praying"

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Hamilton (11 Tony Awards, Pulitzer Prize, Grammy Award, Drama League Award) in Chicago for the Obama Foundation’s inaugural two-day leadership summit stopped by The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture in Humboldt Park on Wednesday morning to talk about hurricane relief efforts for Puerto Rico. 

Pies at Shaw's Crab House

When you don't feel like spending all Thanksgiving in the kitchen either cooking or cleaning, you can make reservations instead. The following restaurants are open for Thanksgiving dinner in Chicago.

Smith Falls, one of the featured destinations in Detour Nebraska

When it comes to tourism and travel, Nebraska doesn't get a whole lotta love. It's one of those states people often drive through to get somewhere else. It's a drive by state.

Native Nebraskan Gretchen M. Garrison wants to change that.

Beautiful butterfly at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago

These fantastic Chicago museums are offering free general admission days in November.

Buddy Guy

Every January, Buddy Guy comes home to Sweet Home Chicago. Fans look forward to his January residency all year long, when they can see the legend perform right in front of them in his intimate club, appropriately named Buddy Guy's Legends.

Ferne Clyffe State Park

Ferne Clyffe State Park will always have a warm place in my heart. Located in Southern Illinois, it's a land of hiking, camping, waterfalls, orange shirts, and one very special question.

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