Blog Archives: 2014


    Dec 2014

    Where to Ice Skate in Chicago

    The winter holiday season in Chicago brings with it many joys - seeing Michigan Avenue glow with a million festive lights, sipping Glogg at the German Christkindle Market in Daley Plaza and finding your ice skating legs again as you...
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    Nov 2014

    Thanksgiving: An Alternative Menu Plan

    You know you’ve dreamed about it. A hassle-free Thanksgiving.A Thanksgiving with no early, crack-of-dawn wake-up call.A Thanksgiving that doesn’t leave you wondering how you are going to make everything on your menu with just one oven.A T...
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    Oct 2014

    Chicago Tourism Records Continue

    The city's ongoing efforts to increase tourism to our great city continues. Read below for details of the record-breaking hotel performances over the past several months as reported by Choose Chicago.Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Don Welsh, President and...
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    Sep 2014

    Guest Blog Post: JustMelKate

    We always appreciate hearing about our visitors' experiences from near and far. When we came across this blog post by a recent cruiser from the UK we just had to reach out to its owner, Mel, to see if we...
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    Aug 2014

    Chicago Through Our Cruisers’ Eyes

    One of our favorite rewards of running our annual Cruise Chicago Photo Contest is seeing all the incredible photos taken aboard our Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise. The unique angles, photos taken in all types of weather,...
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    Jul 2014

    Taste of Chicago - 7 Surprises

    When you think of the Taste of Chicago three words come instantly to mind: FOOD FOOD FOOD. With three full days left of the Taste (ends Sunday, July 13 at 9pm), here are a few things you may not know about...
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    Apr 2014

    Every Day Is Earth Day at Chicago’s First Lady

    Happy Earth Day! We are please to consider every day "Earth Day" at Chicago’s First Lady Cruises and Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline! From day-to-day recycling, to having the most efficient environmentally friendly engines in our two newest vessels, our...
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    Apr 2014

    Chicago’s IPW Travel Show Sets Record

    There's lots of love for Chicago after last week's U.S. Travel Association's IPW (International Pow Wow). Not only was it the the first time the show has been to Chicago since 1998, but the attendance set records with more international...
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    Mar 2014

    6 Places to Experience Spring NOW in Chicago

    March 20 was the first day of spring. Believe it or not. But don’t fret, spring IS coming! We know this to be true because in just 9 very short days we take our inaugural 2014 Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise!&n...
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    Mar 2014

    A Party Without a Cake

    Does your special event, party or meeting need to have something sweet to make it complete? The answer is YES! All celebrations deserve a special cake or treat to share with your guests. Whether hosting family and friends...
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    Mar 2014

    Finally Forever – A Wedding Expo

    I have never been prouder to be an Illinoisan then at this very moment! I would like to give the powers at be a firm handshake and commend them for bringing marriage equality to Illinois. And a special thank you...
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    Feb 2014

    Bring On Spring!

    We’re in the final stretch of what has felt like one of the longest Chicago winters in history. This Valentine’s Day, I received a bouquet of tulips and something unexpected happened…I actually started to see a gli...
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    Feb 2014

    More Than Just a Car!

    The Chicago Auto Show is coming to town this weekend! The largest auto show in North America (it is in its 106th year) is a great place to start looking for a new best friend. I recently read...
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