Which spectacular summer music fest is for you? (QUIZ)

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What to Do On a Girls Weekend in Chicago

I live in Southern California and my best friend Debbie lives in upstate New York. While she left San Diego over 11 years ago, we’ve managed to see each other once every few years. This year we decided to meet somewhere that would be a fun travel destination for us both and chose Chicago for our girls’ weekend trip. Chicago is a great destination for a weekend getaway as there are so many varied things to do and see. Take some ideas from our girls’ weekend…

Get the look: 5 cities to pick up the latest festival fashions

On average, festival goers travel 908 miles from home to see their favorite bands. Which is pretty far, considering that three days camped out in the sun requires a lot of stuff, leaving little room for your garms. So why not shop when you get there? We’ve knocked together a guide to picking up threads in some of the top festival cities …

Planning Our Great Alaskan Adventure

We’re officially off on our Alaskan Adventure, having left St. Louis early on Wednesday morning by train. I write this while watching rolling hills in North Dakota and Montana pass us by outside our Roomette window aboard Amtrak’s Empire Builder on our way into Seattle. All aboard! Leaving St. Louis by train to start our next adventure! We’ll be blogging and sharing along the various phases of our trip, but…

I Went to Chicago and Ate All the Food

By Adam Groffman “Oh dear god,” I thought while stuffing yet another slice of deep dish pizza down my throat. I’m not even hungry, but there I am on my third (or is it fourth?!) slice. Tomatoes spilling over my cheese-covered fork. “At least you have to eat this thing with a fork.” Eating pizza with a fork and knife. It slows you down, making it more difficult to fill up…

Deal Alert: National Bike Month Packages from $165 This May at Kimpton Hotels

Kimpton Hotels May is National Bike Month. To celebrate and encourage people to spin those wheels, a number of Kimpton hotels are offering related packages all month long. The properties already offer complimentary bicycle rentals year-round, but they’ve tossed in a few extra perks and discounts for May, too. Book one of these and get pedaling. Florida All five of the Sunshine State’s Kimpton properties are participating in a Spin and Sip promotion. Visit any of the local attractions …

My Weekend in Chicago – Drag Shows, Fried Foods & More…

By Adam Groffman It’s almost 3 a.m. and I’m sitting in my hotel room. I’ve just come back from a night out in Chicago’s Boystown — this midwestern city’s famous gay hotspot. My heart is pounding and Meghan Trainor’s tunes are stuck in my head. Pulling off my shoes and stumbling into my downtown hotel suite, I can’t help but feel excited. I strip down to nothing and crash into bed, almost instantly asleep. Today was…

PHOTO: Shops in Hancock Tower Atrium, Chicago

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Shops in the Hancock Tower atrium are a popular gathering place for lunch, coffee, or an ice cream break (Visited 28 times, 28 visits today)The post PHOTO: Shops in Hancock Tower Atrium, Chicago appeared first on Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel.

Everything You Think You Know About the Vikings is Wrong

Close your eyes and picture a Viking. Most likely, you envisioned a axe-wielding, muscle-bound man clad in filthy animal skins, wearing a metal helmet with pointed horns protruding from each side. As I learned recently at a behind-the-scenes preview of the new Vikings exhibition at Chicago’s Field Museum, this stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth. Replica of a Viking wooden sailing vessel The Vikings left no written history of their culture. Much of what we know has been gleaned from a…

Yum’s the word: America’s 5 coolest food fests

New Orleans Food and Wine Experience Spring and summer are the time to chow down on the tastiest food festivals across the country. Here are a few of our favorites from across the nation. Bon appetite! Taste of Chicago Aloe Blacc, Janelle Monae and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco are headlining Chicago’s sprawling annual fete this year, but the real attraction is the food. More than one million food lovers gather in Grant Park for Taste of Chicago each summer to nosh on mouth-watering morsels from approximately 65 different restaurants around the city. One of the largest …