When it comes to the world’s best travel experiences, an architecture cruise on the Chicago River is near the top of the list. It’s No. 2, in fact, right behind a tour of the Vatican in Italy with skip-the-line access.
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It’s hard to imagine why the southern region of Atacama hasn’t yet caught on with tourists. That may change this summer. On July 2, it becomes one of the only places in the world to witness a rare total solar eclipse, crossing a desert that’s home to 70% of the world’s astronomy infrastructure. After a few fleeting moments in a dark spotlight, perhaps southern Atacama will finally get the attention it deserves.
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Oceans and rivers are home to some of the world’s most amazing animals. But for air-breathing mammals like us, these underwater creatures can remain elusive — unless you know where to look.
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June is here, which means it’s again time for the annual Summer Eating List. Inspired by the summer reading lists that teachers hand out at the end of the school year, the Summer Eating List names the recently opened, about-to-open and opening-one-of-these-days restaurants that should be on your summer-dining radar.
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Cold Brew, released by Logan Square’s Hopewell Brewing in mid-May as a limited seasonal run, is a unique take on coffee beer on a couple of levels. It is arguably coffee as much as it is beer, and you don't want to miss it:
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New restaurants open, old favorites close and time marches on. Trends that were once ascendant (poke) have faded, while others (Indian cuisine) are growing exponentially. Here are the best places to eat lunch in Chicago's Loop:
If you’re going to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, and a chef food fan, get ready to swap out your hipster Harry Caray black frames for white ones. The new lineup for the Chef Series at Wrigley has just been released. Celebrity chef Graham Elliot, of “MasterChef” and “Top Chef” and also former owner of Chicago restaurants Graham Elliot, Gideon Sweet and others, opens the season June 3 to 9 with his signature lobster corn dogs and white-framed glasses.
Summer is the city’s seasonal sweet spot, when Chicago looks — and feels — its best. No wonder it’s when tourism is at its peak. Check out 5 of this summer's best stays:
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Escaping downtown Chicago to get to the great outdoors doesn’t require an expensive plane ticket — or even a car. Urbanites can use public transportation to do a deep dive into nature, relying on buses, trains and the “L” to whisk them to forest-engulfed trails and other recreational destinations that feel a world away from the grind of city life. Here are four ways to get your outdoor fix, and all it takes is a small fare to get you there.
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Refshaleoen was, from 1872 to 1996, home to the shipyard of Burmeister & Wain, which at one point was Denmark’s largest employer. An icon of Danish industrial history, the area had been largely closed to the public until about six years ago, when it opened up and reinvented itself as one of Europe’s most innovative neighborhoods. Now, it’s a place for raging music festivals, top New Nordic restaurants, and trailblazing displays of sustainable design.
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Get ready to 'Gram: The Illinois Office of Tourism has come up with “Instagrammable Illinois” trip ideas touting 20 of the state’s most Insta-worthy places to visit.
Wanna tour Kentucky bourbon country but don't want to drive? Grab your bike and hit the rolling hills.
Who better to tell you about the best places to go than local musicians? Check out their picks for bar favorites below:
After a month of searching and compiling, the dining team at the Tribune put together a collection of their 25 favorite dishes in Chicago. These are not ones you'll want to miss: