Archive For The “Travel” Category

Wallet Hub releases list of safest largest cities in America

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Wallet Hub releases list of safest largest cities in America

Wallet Hub releases list of safest largest cities in America Illinois cities and suburbs barely make this year’s list, but among the safest are Aurora at 13 and Chicago at 133. The Wallet Hub study compares the largest cities in each state based on a range of criteria including number of law enforcement, assaults, hate…

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Apple makes life miserable for anyone hoping to watch a movie

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Apple makes life miserable for anyone hoping to watch a movie

Apple makes life miserable for anyone hoping to watch a movie In theory, Apple’s system of movies sounds great. But unfortunately, it isn’t developed for normal human beings. The tech bobbleheads at Apple who design the system are not normal people. They don’t travel. They don’t have fun. And they have no idea about how…

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Amtrak offers lactation suites for nursing mothers

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Amtrak offers lactation suites for nursing mothers

Amtrak offers lactation suites for nursing mothers Amtrak Opens Mamava Lactation Suite at Chicago Union Station; New option for moms at Midwest’s busiest rail hub Amtrak is proud to introduce a lactation suite to accommodate nursing mothers at its Chicago Union Station on Monday, June 18. This is one of five major Amtrak stations to have…

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Highspeed rail association questions Chicago-O’Hare transit plans

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Highspeed rail association questions Chicago-O’Hare transit plans

Highspeed rail association questions Chicago-O’Hare transit plans The Midwest High Speed Rail Association issue the following statement regarding Chicago plans to build a high speed rail connecting Chicago’s Loop with O’Hare Airport: Today, the City of Chicago announced that it has chosen Elon Musk’s Boring Company to construct and maintain an express link between downtown…

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IDOT awards $36 million to enhance Illinois transportation

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IDOT awards $36 million to enhance Illinois transportation

IDOT awards $36 million to enhance Illinois transportation IDOT Awards $36 Million in Federal Grants to Enhance Transportation in Illinois Communities. Competitive ITEP grant emphasizes bicycle, pedestrian and streetscape projects aimed at improving travel and quality of life The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced a nearly $36 million investment to expand travel options and…

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Illinois Holocaust Museum wins Architecture Award, named one of state’s 200 Great Places

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Illinois Holocaust Museum wins Architecture Award, named one of state’s 200 Great Places

Illinois Holocaust Museum wins Architecture Award, named one of state’s 200 Great Places The Illinois Council of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Illinois) has named Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center as one of Illinois’ 200 Great Places, in honor of the state’s Bicentennial in 2018. The announcement was made as part of National…

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New book released, “100 Things to do on Route 66 before You Die”

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New book released, “100 Things to do on Route 66 before You Die”

New book released, “100 Things to do on Route 66 before You Die” Local author Jim Hinckley published a new book “100 Things to do on Route 66 Before You Die.” The book offers a variety of exciting and entertaining springtime activities for the family and road-trippers Do you live along the Mother Road and…

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Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo Jan. 25 – 28

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Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo Jan. 25 – 28

Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo Jan. 25 – 28 CHICAGOLAND FISHING, TRAVEL & OUTDOOR EXPO ANNOUNCES 2018 FEATURES AND SEMINARS Chicagoland’s Ultimate Winter Fishing Event Brings “The World of Sportfishing” Indoors to Schaumburg January 25-28 Returning to the Midwest this month, the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo, is taking over the Schaumburg Convention…

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Holidays today are not like holidays of the past

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Holidays today are not like holidays of the past

Holidays today are not like holidays of the past It was so much better in the “old days.” Movie theaters were more enjoyable and traveling on airlines and even cruises were simpler. We knew what we were getting upfront for the single cost we paid. Today, traveling is a gamble, and going to the movie…

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Lifetime Senior Passes to National Parks increased

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Lifetime Senior Passes to National Parks increased

Lifetime Senior Passes to National Parks increased The Federal government increased the cost of the Lifetime Senior Pass on August 28, 2017 from $10 to $80 to help cover the costs of rising administration of Federal Parks and properties. The Lifetime Pass allows a senior and his or her family to enter a Federal Park…

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Road Trip: Monument Valley offers amazing panoramic views

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Road Trip: Monument Valley offers amazing panoramic views

Road Trip: Monument Valley offers amazing panoramic views On a road trip from Las Vegas to Chicago via Arizona, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, we saw so many amazing sites. One of the most memorable was a drive through Monument Valley along the border between Utah and Arizona off of US 163. It’s really worth it…

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Cruise industry responds to Hurricane Irma, Harvey destruction

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Cruise industry responds to Hurricane Irma, Harvey destruction

Cruise industry responds to Hurricane Irma, Harvey destruction The Cruise Industry responded to the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey by cancelling dozens of cruises and coming together to help collect supplies and food for the victims. This update is provided by Alan Fox, Chairman & CEO of Vacations To Go which helps guests…

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