Category Archives: Illinois

24 Hours in Chicago: Enjoying Winter in the Windy City

After three years on the road, we finally headed back home to celebrate the holidays with our family members. Our goal was to showcase a fun, festive day exploring Chicago to inspire our friends and followers from around the globe to visit our hometown city. We spent a lovely day together during the height of the Christmas season. Come check out some of Chicago’s best stops on our tour of downtown. Continue reading 24 Hours in Chicago: Enjoying Winter in the Windy City

Spice Up Date Night at The Chopping Block

As part of quest to find the best holiday-inspired events in Chicagoland, we signed up for The Chopping Block‘s “Eat, Drink, & Be Merry” cooking class. We ended up having such a great date night that we were inspired to share more about our culinary adventure in Chicago’s charming Lincoln Square neighborhood. Continue reading Spice Up Date Night at The Chopping Block

Bright Lights. Magical Nights | Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic

One of Chicagoland’s most beloved winter attractions is Holiday Magic at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo. Families have been visiting the zoo to enjoy the light displays for over 36 years. This is Chicago’s largest and longest running light festival. Continue reading Bright Lights. Magical Nights | Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic

A Night to Remember | Cruise Aboard The Odyssey

Many may not think of heading out on Lake Michigan during the winter months, but we had a fabulous time aboard The Odyssey on a Saturday night in December. At this time of the year, everyone seems to be organizing holiday gatherings, social get-togethers, and special events. With our recent arrival back to Chicago, a group of us were looking for a fun night out on the town. We contacted the folks at Entertainment Cruises for a night to remember. Continue reading A Night to Remember | Cruise Aboard The Odyssey

Chicago’s Best Holiday Tour | Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour

Some of our very first hours back in the United States were spent exploring downtown Chicago. After three years away, we couldn’t believe how much our perspective changed about our own hometown. Continue reading Chicago’s Best Holiday Tour | Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour

(We’re) Back to That Same Old Place! Oh Sweet Home Chicago!

SURPRISE! We are officially back in Chicago. After three years on the road, we have finally returned to our hometown. Organizing our trip back to the United States happened very quickly. In one moment we were living in a small seaside village in Croatia and 18 hours later we were finally back on American soil. It was a lot to process. Continue reading (We’re) Back to That Same Old Place! Oh Sweet Home Chicago!