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How to Dress Like a Local in Top U.S. Cities

How to Dress Like a Local in Top U.S. Cities

Orbitz.com  01.21.2015
It's the number one rule of seasoned travelers: Dress like a local, not like a tourist. Okay, it's our number one rule. But don't worry....
Modern Puppetry Takes Center Stage At International Festival

Modern Puppetry Takes Center Stage At International Festival

Reuters  01.14.2015
By Mark Guarino CHICAGO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Puppets aren't just about Muppets, kids and circuses. Indeed,...
What Happens When Scientists Open An Egyptian Mummy's Coffin

What Happens When Scientists Open An Egyptian Mummy's Coffin

AP  12. 8.2014
CHICAGO (AP) -- Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy, scientist...
15 Things Never to Say to a Chicagoan

15 Things Never to Say to a Chicagoan

Orbitz.com  11.26.2014
You see us wearing ankle-length puffy coats well into March. That's not because we're ambassadors for North Face. The winter of 2013-14...
These Are The People Waiting 8-Plus Hours For A Hot Dog

These Are The People Waiting 8-Plus Hours For A Hot Dog

AP  10. 2.2014
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped elevate the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar by stuffing it with exotic ingredients...
This $1,000 Ice Cream Sundae Might Actually Be Worth It

This $1,000 Ice Cream Sundae Might Actually Be Worth It

Joseph Erbentraut  09.24.2014
Why would a Chicago hotel put an ice cream sundae on its dessert menu that costs more than many folks pay in monthly rent? "Why not?"...
How David Bowie Turned Identity Into An Art

How David Bowie Turned Identity Into An Art

Joseph Erbentraut  09.22.2014
There’s never been an artist quite like David Bowie, so it’s only fitting that a major exhibition chronicling the legend’s work is...
The Chicago Pizza Tour Is A Must In The Windy City

The Chicago Pizza Tour Is A Must In The Windy City

AP  09.17.2014
CHICAGO (AP) — In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style...
20 Things You'll Only See In Chicago

20 Things You'll Only See In Chicago

Suzy Strutner  08.25.2014
There's a poutine factory. They make a hundred-dollar grilled cheese. A "Star Wars" museum could be in the works. ...and those aren't...
10 Perfect Late-summer Staycations

10 Perfect Late-summer Staycations

Conde Nast Traveler  08.20.2014
If you're lucky enough to call one of these places home, then we suggest you stick around this weekend. These staycation ideas will help...
Lollapalooza Marks 10 Years In Chicago

Lollapalooza Marks 10 Years In Chicago

AP  07.30.2014
CHICAGO (AP) -- Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it...
The Bands Everyone Will Talk About This Time Next Year

The Bands Everyone Will Talk About This Time Next Year

07.18.2014
Sure, there may be a lot of downside to the modern music festival experience. But there are a lot of plusses too, chief among them the...
Meet The 'Mona Lisa' Meteorites

Meet The 'Mona Lisa' Meteorites

Joseph Erbentraut  06.21.2014
They're being likened to the Mona Lisa -- four fossil meteorites that may be linked to an ancient cosmic crash in the early universe. Dr....
'Star Wars' Museum Could Be Chicago's Next Big Attraction

'Star Wars' Museum Could Be Chicago's Next Big Attraction

AP  05.30.2014
CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is using everything but Jedi mind tricks to persuade "Star Wars" creator George Lucas to put his planned...