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Chicago — Chicago stands a strong chance of being everyone's kind of town. With world-class museums and performing arts venues, legendary jazz and blues clubs, more than 7,000 restaurants serving everything from haute cuisine to hot dogs, and 29 magnificent miles of lakefront, the "City of Big Shoulders" offers something for everyone.

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For inspired architecture, world-class music, thousands of restaurants, and city comforts without big-city attitude.

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Deal Alert: Stay at a Historic Chicago Hotel for $134

October 16, 2014 by Pamela Jacobs

Any good hotel can offer high end amenities, plush mattresses, and fine linens. But to truly capture the tastes and textures, history and culture, and people ... Read More »

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Five Quirky Chain Hotel Amenities

October 06, 2014 by Christine Dayao

Free breakfast, iPod docking stations, and coffee makers are nothing compared to some of the whacky hotel amenities we found.From vintage record players to pet ... Read More »

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How Hotels Are Going More Local Than Ever

October 01, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

In these days of AirBnB and Couchsurfing, travel that highlights the local experience is becoming more attractive. Traditional travel companies need to compete; ... Read More »

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When You Should -- And Shouldn't -- Use Your Miles

September 03, 2014 by Darren Murph

It’s fairly easy to make travel happen — be it a business trip, a jaunt to see a family member, or a bona fide vacation — when you’ve spare cash laying around. ... Read More »

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4 Restaurants That Let Guests Pay What They Want

September 03, 2014 by Lindsay Silberman

We're a fan of pay-as-you wish restaurants, both as a way to avoid marked-up prices and as a chance to give back to the destinations on our travels. Here's how ... Read More »

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“The lowest rates for Mediterranean cruises can be found in the winter months, when temperatures hover in the 50s and ports are largely crowd-free.”

Karen Dion Freelance Editor

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