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5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Chicago
5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Chicago

Note: This post contains affiliate links for which I may earn a small commission to help support the blog if you make a purchase after clicking through. Whether you want to shop, ice skate or admire bright light displays, here are five reasons to celebrate a Chicago Christmas this winter. You Can Enjoy Ice Skating… Continue reading

Holiday Travel Reaches Record Levels Says AAA

I know you don’t want to hear it, but it’s true… This season will be the busiest on record for holiday travel, at least according to AAA. They say more than 103 million Americans will travel this season, up 1.5 percent from 2015. AND there is actually one FEWER travel day this year from Dec. 23-Jan…. Continue reading

Holiday Flights Not Ideal for Using Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

The key to stretching your Southwest Rapid Rewards points as far as possible is to book cheap flights. Southwest bases the number of Rapid Rewards points required to redeem a flight based on its current sale price. So if the far price is low, so will the number of points you need to redeem. To… Continue reading

8 Cities Where You Can Turn Holiday Shopping into a Vacation

It’s November and that means the holidays are quickly swooping in upon us. But instead of being rattled and stressed about fitting in all that holiday shopping, why not make a vacation of it? Shopping tourism is becoming a “thing” with many people traveling specifically to shop. I recently appeared on Indianapolis’ WISH TV to… Continue reading

7 Reasons to Why the Pope isn’t the ONLY Reason to Visit Philadelphia

Mummers Parade, Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA® While hundreds of thousands thronged to the City of Brotherly Love to be in the presence of Pope Francis, the masses have left. But with help from the folks at Visit Philly, I’ve put together a list of 7 reasons to come back, or visit for… Continue reading


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