One of the best-kept secrets of the Midwest is that you can go to the beach for a day trip, and it is almost like being in the Atlantic, Pacific or Caribbean. Where? Lake Michigan, and specifically, Indiana Dunes State Park and the adjoining Indiana Dunes National Seashore. It’s only 45 miles east of America’s Second City, Chicago, in Chesterton, Indiana. There, you can go camping, hiking, sunbathing, swimming, and all of it with views of the beach and of the shimmering waters of the Great Lake.
The humble pancake, which when well-made is not humble at all, has an even classier cousin, called the crêpe. Thin and delectable, with origins in the Brittany region of France, crêpes are so versatile, they can accommodate plain or fancy filings. For some of the coolest and cleverest crêpes around, try these destination-dining locations.
Halloween time is around the corner and everyone’s getting ready for the season. Some go trick-or-treating, quite a few party, and some others prefer to experience “haunted” and scary attractions. But there is rather a small percentage of adventurers that take things seriously and travel to truly haunted places.
There are some cities across the nation that are known for their scary past and their present ghosts. Throughout the years, witnesses have seen them wander in particular streets, hotels, houses, landmarks, and asylums.
These are the 10 most haunted cities to visit in America…if you dare.
Public art displays are a great way to show off local talent, keep the arts alive, and inspire the community. Without it, our cities are just roads and grey square buildings. And while famous sculptures can specifically be found in dedicated places, like at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and other sculpture gardens throughout the United States, it’s more fun to find them spring up from the ground in the middle of the city.
Let’s face it – we all love desserts! Whether it’s ice cream or cake, desserts are the best and there is just no denying that. During the hot summer months, there’s really nothing better than something sweet and ice cold to satisfy your taste buds. Although ice cream is the best, sometimes it’s nice to switch it up and go for something a little different – like gelato! What’s the big difference between ice cream and gelato, anyways? No major difference, just that gelato it’s a bit denser than ice cream and is served at a slight lower temperature, making it silkier and softer. So what are some of the best gelato spots in America? Read on to find out…
Let’s be honest, there’s nothing as tasty as a fresh and warm pretzel sprinkled with salt or cinnamon, or any topping you prefer. It’s easy to grab a box of frozen pretzels at the grocery store, or even treat yourself to one when shopping at the mall (you know there is always a pretzel place there!) When you’re on the hunt for a gourmet type pretzel, there are a few spots in America that specialize in pretzels alone. Check it out!
If you’re a foodie, then chances are you’ve already heard about the “farm to table” movement that’s sweeping the nation. The idea behind farm to table is that instead of importing food from far off locals, restaurants instead look locally. They prefer to work in conjunction with area farms to get food that is fresh, free of chemicals and better on the environment.
Chicago is a bustling city with thousands of activities and attractions for singles, couples and families alike. From food to arts to festivals and more – the Windy City has a little something for everyone.
Planning a trip to Chicago? Your trip would not be complete without a visit to Lakeshore Drive. Arguably one of the most visually stimulating stretches of roadway in the nation, Lakeshore Drive is truly one of a kind. Whether you’re planning to visit by taxi, boat or bicycle, we’ve got you covered.
Because virtually everything but the Water Tower burned down in Great Chicago Fire, what you see is the vibrant rebuilding and re-rebuilding of America’s most American of cities. Let’s say you have a limited time to see Chicago, what do you want to be sure to see so that you can say you haven’t missed the highlights?