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Harry Potter always managed to make the holidays seem even more magical. The Great Hall was beautifully decorated, turning into a glittering silver... Read More

For sugar lovers, there’s no better time of year than the holiday season. It gives us all the excuse we need to eat every cookie, piece of chocolate, or... Read More

The cold never bothered these flamingos anyway.As thousands of Chicago residents are hunkering down amid a recent arctic blast that brought a record... Read More

The only thing that can make everyone’s favorite party game, Cards Against Humanity, more fun is by adding delicious food and drinks.According to Delish... Read More

Low-cost airline Norwegian Air is expanding its nonstop service with new European flights planned between Chicago and Denver, according to the airline... Read More

The holidays can be stressful, but planning a merry winter getaway doesn't have to be. Whether you want to spend the holidays at a destination far from... Read More

There is no shortage of man-made thrills in this world. But we have a special fondness for the roller coaster.Since they were invented in the mid-18th... Read More

Even though Prohibition is long over, people’s love for vintage-themed bars is at an all-time high. Speakeasies are no longer a thing of... Read More

Nothing says good morning like a great cup of coffee.And while there are coffee shops that can do the job on seemingly every corner, some are simply... Read More

If you’re looking for a quick escape, there's nowhere better than Chicago to spend a few days. It’s easy to get to from Chicago from almost anywhere in... Read More

As any good plant parent knows, leaving your green babies at home is never easy. And while you can’t take a fiddle leaf fig tree as a carry-on on... Read More

One of the best things about summer is sipping a drink and enjoying the breeze from a rooftop bar as you look out on the city below. But just because... Read More

Starbucks is breaking its own record once more. Last week, the coffee chain announced more details about the “world’s largest Starbucks” opening in... Read More

Although it’s been years since NBC’s beloved Parks and Recreation came to an end—and we had to say goodbye to our imagined best friends like Leslie... Read More

Just when you think otters couldn’t get any cuter, they go and do something like this.Two orphaned otter pups recently rescued by Chicago’s Shedd... Read More

Dreams come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes that shape is a giant hot dog car. And this summer, Oscar Mayer is helping make a few dreams come true... Read More

One would be hard-pressed to find a better-traveled bunch of folks than the readers of Travel + Leisure. You’ve scaled Kilimanjaro and sailed to... Read More

Those who’ve never thought of the Midwest as a resort destination will be pleasantly surprised by places like Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri. ... Read More

Architecture lovers flock to Chicago to admire its beautiful buildings — and the city’s hotels are some of the finest examples. The St. Jane, voted by... Read More

Travel + Leisure readers know you don’t have to whip out your passport to check into one of the finest resort hotel destinations in the world. From the... Read More

Superlative city hotels channel the distinctive personalities of their urban environments while giving guests tranquil spaces for unwinding after a busy... Read More

A regular refrain of the warm weather drinker is “It’s so nice out, we should find a place with outdoor seating.” Well, in Chicago at least, a new bar... Read More

It might be difficult (and expensive) to book a week-long last-minute 4th of July vacation, but it’s not too late to plan a quick trip to somewhere... Read More

If you have even a minor fear of heights, you may want to rethink a visit to Chicago’s Willis Tower.In 2009, the building opened its revamped all-glass... Read More

A couple married for nearly eight decades still share a pretty sweet bond, thanks in part to Hershey’s chocolate.Curtis, 100, and Virginia Peters, 103,... Read More

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