It’s Official: You Can Now Become a Mermaid in Chicago [PICTURES + VIDEO]

I know that I’m not the only one out there with an inner mermaid. But what if instead of putting on a “mermaid at heart” t-shirt, you could actually put on a tail?

With AquaMermaid Chicago, that dream becomes a reality. Not only are the mermaid classes an entertaining workout and way to de-stress, I can’t think of a better way to escape the winter in the Windy City. Read more

Where to Find Chicago’s Foodie Hotspots

I’ll be the first to tell you that the food in Chicago is well worth braving the cold. But there’s much more to the Windy City than just deep-dish pizza. From international food markets to endless Insta-worthy brunch spots, you can taste Chicago’s diversity and innovation within the food culture.

Though it may seem like there is a restaurant at every corner, the best are often well-hidden from tourists and even locals. Here’s where to find Chicago’s trendiest places for in-the-know eaters:

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Chicago’s Funkiest Dance Bars

We’ve all been there: you’re looking for a night out on the town, where you can let loose and bust a move without judgment. You can’t justify spending $30 club cover to be surrounded by people who spend an entire week’s paycheck on VIP bottle service. Yet, you’re also needing a breath of fresh air from your neighborhood bar that’s always the secure fallback.

You can’t say you’ve fully experience Chicago nightlife without checking out the funky dance scene. After living in the Windy City for four years, my love for deep house, hip-hop, and 90s classics took me all over town. Lucky for you, I’ve done the trial and error for you. Here are the some of best Chicago bars with a killer dance floor that won’t break your wallet.

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The Health Foodie’s Guide to Chicago

There’s no shortage of restaurants to try in Chicago, but sometimes narrowing it down can be quite overwhelming. When you’re looking for a healthier option or working with dietary restrictions, it can be even harder. However, after spending four years exploring Chicago as a health foodie, I’ve done some of the work for youRead more

Chicago’s Most Underrated Attraction

I spent four years exploring Chicago and can’t believe I never found this place until now.

Tucked away northwest of downtown Chicago, the Garfield Park Conservatory brings you to a serene, enchanting series of indoor gardens and sculptures. It is within the top five largest conservatories in the United States with over 10,000 different types of plant species. Whether you’re a local or tourist, make sure to add this place to your bucket-list. Read more