Blog Archives: 2013


    Dec 2013

    12 "Must Do" Holiday Traditions in Chicago

    An interesting discussion started around the Thanksgiving table as to what Chicago Holiday tradition we could start as a family this year. I started to remember the tradition I had with my own grandmother - going to Marshall Fields (now...
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    Dec 2013

    10 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

    With Thanksgiving weekend spilling over into the first week of December, the window of opportunity to put up your holiday decorations, plan your ugly sweater Christmas party and shop for gifts is alarmingly short. If the holiday season felt like...
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    Sep 2013

    Invitation for Brides: Captain-led Tour

    You’ve see them around Chicago – bridal parties stopping at all our famous landmarks, jumping out of limousines to take a picture at “the Bean”, “Buckingham Fountain”, “the lakefront”. I have even seen them jump out at the Michigan Avenue Bridge to take ...
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    Aug 2013

    End-of-Summer Family Bucket List

    I don't know if anyone has noticed, but the summer is almost over. Have you run out of things to do with the kids yet? When my children were young and August would roll around I would start to rack...
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    May 2013

    What are you on Mothers Day?

    My daughter called and asked me what I would like to do for Mother's Day this year.  After pondering this question, I have been asked too many years than I care to remember,  I started by asking myself...
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    Mar 2013

    Top Ten Things To Do In Chicago

    My friends like to take advantage of the fact that I am a tour guide—especially the ones with family and friends from out of town.  For example, I have a friend that moved here from Wisconsin. This...
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    Feb 2013

    Unique Wedding Ceremonies

    Choosing a unique location for a wedding ceremony or reception in Chicago can be a daunting task, however the City of Chicago has wonderful choices for your family.  If you love Chicago's skyline and the fresh outdoor air, a...
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