5 Tips for Less Stress on Your Way to the Airport

Sometimes the most difficult part of a vacation is actually getting to and from the airport. If I call a car, I am always anxious that they won’t show (it happened this past November and…

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Miss Ricky’s: Distinctive Eats at Virgin Hotels Chicago

From the staff at check-in to the servers at other restaurants in the Virgin Hotel Chicago—everyone tells you not to miss Miss Ricky’s. Located at street level, Miss Ricky’s is the Virgin Hotel’s hip, rock…

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Greek-ing OUT at the National Hellenic Museum

Zeus. Athena. Poseidon. Artemis. She can name them all. And who they married. And the weird ways in which they were born/formed. And which one she identifies with most. And why we should all be…

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Where the Cool Kids Stay: Virgin Hotels Chicago

The new  Virgin Hotels Chicago oozes cool. This first-of-its kind for the Virgin brand, the hotel mixes Chicago-hipster with London-punk—and doesn’t miss a beat. I booked a room to treat my husband and our son…

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Get a room! With your kid…

It isn’t easy carving out meaningful time with one child. Grabbing a hot chocolate here and there, snuggles in bed, and maybe an occasional lunch is our typical approach. Even that is less frequent than…

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