Articles by Suzanne Carmel

Suzanne is a Chicago-based travel writer and editor with more than 20 years spent covering destinations all over the world. Her articles have appeared in national and international travel magazines and online and she once worked on a travel show in development for PBS. Her specialty is covering luxury travel, specifically hotels, resorts and spas. She now enjoys traveling as a single mom with her 8-year-old son and her 6-year-old daughter who are always ready to pack their bags and head off for a new adventure.


Rediscovering Chicago

“We’re going on a weekend adventure,” I told my children. “We’re going to be tourists in our own hometown.” My announcement was met with lukewarm enthusiasm although, to be accurate, my 6-year-old and 8-year-old hadn’t actually lived in the city since one was a toddler and the other a baby. So, we left the suburbs…


Grand Adventures in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

For seasoned travelers, a trip to Lake Geneva, about an hour-and-a-half north of Chicago, may seem a bit pedestrian and more like a day trip than a weekend getaway. Yet leaving Chicago’s hectic pace and flat, busy streets behind for the bucolic vistas and gently rolling hills of Wisconsin is as therapeutic a getaway as…

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