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

The best places for hiking near Chicago
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The best places for hiking near Chicago

Find the trail that's right for you

Some of Chicago's best hotels may surprise you
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Some of Chicago's best hotels may surprise you

See who came out on top in this ranking of Chicago hotels

The 13 best day trips from Chicago
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The 13 best day trips from Chicago

Chicago is the perfect launching spot for a host of one-day escapes

Weekend getaways from Chicago
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Weekend getaways from Chicago

Find your perfect itinerary, whether you're an adventurer or want to kick back with a beer

City spotlights

Travel to Asheville
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Travel to Asheville

For a southern escape, travel to this Blue Ridge Mountains spot 

Travel to Austin
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Travel to Austin

A trip to Austin should satisfy your cravings

Travel to Nashville
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Travel to Nashville

Don’t leave Nashville without soaking up some of the local music scene

Travel to Milwaukee
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Travel to Milwaukee

Check out another epicenter of art and food set on Lake Michigan

Travel to Grand Rapids
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Travel to Grand Rapids

You’ll find delicious drafts on almost every corner of Michigan’s second-largest city

Scenic getaways

Travel to Glacier National Park
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Travel to Glacier National Park

It’s easier than ever to reach Big Sky Country—O’Hare offera a direct four-hour United flight into Kalispell

The best road trips in America
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The best road trips in America

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

The most scenic train rides in America
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The most scenic train rides in America

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

The best extreme outdoor adventures in America
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The best extreme outdoor adventures in America

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

Resources for travelers

5 things to do at O’Hare if your flight is delayed or canceled
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5 things to do at O’Hare if your flight is delayed or canceled

It doesn't matter where you're flying—eventually you’re going to experience a delay 

The best airports (and worst airports) in America
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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

Chicago transit guide
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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

The 6 best and 6 worst El stations
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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

The 19 people you'll see on the CTA
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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

Road trips for food-lovers

Road trips for food-lovers: Louisville
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Road trips for food-lovers: Louisville

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

Road trips for food-lovers: Indianapolis
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Road trips for food-lovers: Indianapolis

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

Road trips for food-lovers: Madison
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Road trips for food-lovers: Madison

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

Road trips for food-lovers: Cleveland
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Road trips for food-lovers: Cleveland

Cleveland's restaurant and bar scene is gaining momentum

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

The Twin Cities’ culinary scene is challenging tradition

Road trip: Door County, Wisconsin
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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