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A Midwest native explains her passion for paddleboarding—and why she started a company to make inflatable boards.
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Home to luxe B&Bs, a lighthouse and Lake Michigan beaches, Evanston (a 30-minute L ride north of Chicago’s Loop) gives visitors less cookie-cutter suburbia and more leisurely escape.
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A microcosm of America’s melting pot, Chicago’s ethnic neighborhoods provide three continents’ worth of culinary and cultural exploration, no passport required.
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It’s going to be a busy summer. You’ll run out of weekends before you see all 12 of the spots (one in every state) that made the finals in our first-ever vote for the MIdwest’s greatest town.
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Find free things to do including museums, gardens, zoos and historic sites in Chicago, Springfield and other locations around Illinois.
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Hovering over the lakefront, helicopters give riders a fresh look at the breadth and beauty of Chicago’s ‘front yard.’
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On an organic farm in Illinois, a weekend of cushy tent camping and Mediterranean-inspired cooking reinforces the ties that bind us—deliciously and indelibly—to the land.
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Genius. Murder. Affairs. No architect packed more drama into a lifetime than Frank Lloyd Wright, who left a thousand stories in a collection of Midwest homes open for tours.
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What’s for dinner? Where are we going? The element of surprise shapes Yo Soy Underground Suppers’ unconventional (and delightful) meals.
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Midwest restaurants turn grilled cheese sandwiches into a gourmet entrée your grade school self would never recognize.

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