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The Field Museum
Top 10 Things to Do in Chicago with Kids

Chicago is loaded with urban moxie, but it isn’t brash or in-your-face. Think big city with a dash of Midwest humble.  This metropolis has plenty of fast-paced mojo, but its touch of modesty makes it a fabulous city to explore with kids. World-class interactive museums, an inner city amusement pier and scores of skyscrapers are all part of the kid-approved cityscape. Add gutsy public art, accessible mass transportation and kid-perfect

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Fun Things to Do in Cleveland, Ohio: The Brooklyn of the Midwest

Cleveland, Ohio: Home to baseball’s Indians and football’s Browns, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and more recently, home to urban farms, a burgeoning bike culture, microbreweries and restaurant menus full of locally-sourced foods. Cleveland, the city that solidified its place in movie history as the filming location of holiday cult classic, A Christmas Story, is an idyllic destination for eco-minded, car-free travelers. And with more than $2 million

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Calgary Activities: Going Local and Car-Free in Western Canada

So you think Wrangler jeans and 10-gallon hats can never look trendy? In Calgary, the locals make cowboy threads look effortlessly chic, as if they stepped off the page of a Ralph Lauren ad. The city’s traditional, western-infused spirit goes surprisingly well with the contemporary vibe that exists here, where the median age of its one million-plus residents is under 35. If you’re interested in the arts, indigenous history, local ingredient-based dining,

Island Sailing
Things to Do in Naples, Florida

With its white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and laid-back locals, Naples, Florida, is a different kind of coastal town in the Sunshine State. Sitting along the Gulf of Mexico on the eastern tip of the peninsula, Naples is far from the wild streets of Miami and Spring Breaking crowds of Panama City and Daytona. The city has a reputation for being an upscale retirement community, but families and younger

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Things to do in Torino, Italy

Torino is a Northern Italian city far enough off the Rome-Venice–Florence tourist triangle to feel authentic and undiscovered. It has an elegant air, with the prerequisite Duomo, breathtaking baroque squares, and effortlessly chic inhabitants. The city is also compact enough to navigate with ease. If you think Italians and their cars are conjoined twins, Torino’s efficient public transportation and successful bike share program will change your mind. In a country known

El Valle
A Local’s Guide to Green Adventures: Things to Do in Panama

For the last two years, I’ve lived in a place where the sun rises over the Caribbean and sets over the Pacific Ocean, always in a blaze of orange and pink. The flowers pop with incredible yellows and fuchsias. Pristine beaches, tropical jungles, and more than 1,500 species of birds and butterflies are at your fingertips. Soccer is the second language to Spanish and people treat you with a “Welcome Home”

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Things to Do in Vail, Colorado

Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Vail, Colorado is home to world-class skiing, snowboarding and general luxury vacationing. By day, this cozy mountain town is alive with myriad international tourists ducking into coffee shops or whooshing down the slopes. By night, helmets and boots are swapped for a beer or two at one of the many local hot spots. Vail is fast becoming a forerunner in green living,