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Chicago Food Tour

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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

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Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour

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Chicago Architectural River Cruise

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Malin Head is the most northerly point of mainland Ireland.

Keep Discovering Donegal

This great county encapsulates everything that’s magical about the Wild Atlantic Way: Strolling along the sandy splendour of the Blue Flag beach of Ballymastocker. Glimpsing the wondrous beauty of the northern lights from the Inishowen Peninsula. Hiking through the rugged majesty of Glenveagh National Park. Donegal, Ireland is perfect for a change of pace and the chance to reconnect with those who really matter.

Learn more at Go Visit Donegal

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Destination Practicalities

I've lived in Chicago for 31 years - here's what visitors need to know

7 min readPublished Sep 16, 2021

With tips from taking public transportation to what to drink in a bar, here's what you need to know to make your Chicago trip a success.

Aerial of the Adler Planetarium and Chicago city skyline.

Let Chicago wow you this fall: here are the best things to do

5 min readPublished Sep 10, 2021

With steely skyscrapers, top chefs, rocking festivals, Chicago will blow you away. Here are the top things to do.

View of Downtown Chicago from Lincoln Park

Chicago's vibrant neighborhoods that you won't want to miss this fall

8 min readPublished Sep 2, 2021

Chicago's center is an architectural wonder, but it’s the neighborhoods of great restaurants, theaters and dive bars that will really blow you away.

Skyline Puddle, Chicago, North avenue beach, Illinois.

Why fall might just be the best time of year to visit Chicago

5 min readPublished Sep 2, 2021

Chicago's summer of festivals and beach time is winding down, but with cooling temperatures and fewer tourists, fall might be an even better time to visit.

A bridge over Chicago River in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

How to get around in Chicago

6 min readPublished Jun 17, 2021

Chicago is the USA's third largest city, so public transportation makes most neighborhoods easily accessible. Here are the best ways to get around Chicago.

November 2, 2019: Chicago City street with pedestrians and traffic.