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Road trips, weekend getaways and far-flung escapes from Chicago to all across the world

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Winter getaways from Chicago

Check out our list of easy excursions that are sure to cheer you up on even the dreariest of days

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Scenic getaways

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The best road trips in America

These 11 routes combine history, dynamic scenery and a wide range of geography

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Hiking trails for the whole family

Pack up the kids and become one with nature

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The most scenic train rides in America

Embark on one of these breathtakingly scenic train rides across the U.S.

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The best extreme outdoor adventures in America

There’s no need to leave the country to get your thrills

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Road trips for food-lovers

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Road trips for food-lovers: Louisville

It's only about a five-hour drive from Chicago to Bourbon Country

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Road trips for food-lovers: Indianapolis

Hit the road after work Friday and get there in time for drinks

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Road trips for food-lovers: Madison

Wisconsin’s capital has long had a reputation as a great Midwestern food city

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Road trips for food-lovers: Cleveland

Cleveland's restaurant and bar scene is gaining momentum

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Road trips for food-lovers: Minneapolis and St. Paul

The Twin Cities’ culinary scene is challenging tradition

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Road trip: Door County, Wisconsin

The tip of the Wisconsin peninsula is known for cherries, but there’s so much more to eat

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Resources for travelers

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The best airports (and worst airports) in America

Some of the best airports in the U.S. are the kinds of places in which you might hope to get stuck

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Chicago transit guide

If you're looking for a way to get around Chicago, the cheapest way to and from the Loop is to hop on a bus or train

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The 6 best and 6 worst El stations

A closer look at some of Chicago's best (and worst) train stations

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The 19 people you'll see on the CTA

The close sitter, the student, the jerk—see who you may end up next to on your next ride

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Uber, Lyft start airport pickups

Uber and Lyft cleared a major hurdle in fall 2015 in the battle to allow ride-sharing services to pick up at O'Hare and Midway airports

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