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

Amazing Airbnb cabins for the perfect Midwest getaway
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Amazing Airbnb cabins for the perfect Midwest getaway

Here are some snug places to rest your head when you're in desperate need of an escape.

Take a food-filled road trip to Grand Rapids
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Take a food-filled road trip to Grand Rapids

Embark on a journey filled with fresh produce and warm baked goods.

11 Midwest wineries worth a getaway
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11 Midwest wineries worth a getaway

Does you idea of "vacation mode" involve a great bottle of wine?

Traveling from Chicago? Here’s what you can and can’t do
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Traveling from Chicago? Here’s what you can and can’t do

Here are the current rules regarding travel to and from Chicago.

12 scenic Midwest breweries to visit
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12 scenic Midwest breweries to visit

These essential spots aren't short on stellar suds and spectacular vistas.

Get outdoors

Where to go hiking near Chicago
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Where to go hiking near Chicago

Hit the trails at beautiful parks and recreations areas surrounding the city.

The best places to go camping near Chicago
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The best places to go camping near Chicago

Pack a tent and spend the night amidst nature at spots in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Where to see fall foliage in Chicago
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Where to see fall foliage in Chicago

Here's where you'll find the most specatular autumnal views in the city.

The best things to do outside in Chicago
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The best things to do outside in Chicago

Kayaking, biking, zip lines and more fun activities to enjoy while it's warm outside.

City spotlights

Travel to Milwaukee
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Travel to Milwaukee

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

Travel to Harbor Country, Michigan
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Travel to Harbor Country, Michigan

These lakefront cities in Michigan offer a quaint escape and great amenities.

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.

Travel to Philadelphia
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Travel to Philadelphia

Get the perfect blend of historical attractions, jaw-dropping eats and world-class art.

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 Asheville
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Travel to Asheville

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

Scenic getaways

The best road trips from Chicago
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The best road trips from Chicago

Transport yourself to somewhere completeley different via these midwestern treks.

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 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

Travel inspiration

The best places to see fall foliage in the United States
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The best places to see fall foliage in the United States

Some parts of the country are about to be awash in yellow, gold, orange, and red leaves.

The scariest real-life haunted houses in the U.S.
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The scariest real-life haunted houses in the U.S.

These real-life haunted houses in the U.S. aren't just fleeting autumn pop-ups.

Rent these seriously haunted Airbnbs
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Rent these seriously haunted Airbnbs

There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than by renting one of these haunted Airbnbs for the night.

The creepiest ghost towns in America you can actually visit
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The creepiest ghost towns in America you can actually visit

Eerie stories of the ghostly souls left behind in these desolate places.

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More from around the world

This island coffee shop in England is only accessible at low tide
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This island coffee shop in England is only accessible at low tide

Pilgrims Coffee’s opening hours change depending on whether customers can cross a coastal causeway

Now for sale: An entire island in the middle of a Norwegian fjord
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Now for sale: An entire island in the middle of a Norwegian fjord

The island, in southern Norway, comes with 23 acres of forest and meadowland, plus 30 buildings including a stunning main house

This dreamy bike path will allow you to cycle all the way around Italy’s Lake Garda
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This dreamy bike path will allow you to cycle all the way around Italy’s Lake Garda

The 140km-long ‘Garda by Bike’ trail is set to open next year – and will link up with other Europe-spanning routes

You can now get a one-hour Covid-19 test at London’s Heathrow Airport
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You can now get a one-hour Covid-19 test at London’s Heathrow Airport

From today, tests will be available to travellers flying to destinations that require negative results on arrival

Japan could reopen to tourists from spring 2021
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Japan could reopen to tourists from spring 2021

Here’s how Japan is planning to reopen its borders ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games

New York’s historic Roosevelt Hotel is closing after nearly 100 years
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New York’s historic Roosevelt Hotel is closing after nearly 100 years

The hotel was home to many iconic New York moments

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Resources for travelers

The best hotels near O’Hare
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The best hotels near O’Hare

They may not be the most luxurious, but these Chicago airport hotels are convenient.

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

Avoid a packed bus with the CTA's bus crowding data
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Avoid a packed bus with the CTA's bus crowding data

The CTA's weekly report makes it easy to pick a time when buses aren't jam-packed.