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The French connection: Le Meridien ready to welcome guests to $25 million hotel unveiling in Oakbrook Center

The French connection: Le Meridien ready to welcome guests to $25 million hotel unveiling in Oakbrook Center

Brandon Kielkiewicz says one of the many reasons guests are so drawn to the hospitality of the Le Meridien hotel brand is because of the atten…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dramatic retreat: American Players Theatre beckons with classical, modern works

Dramatic retreat: American Players Theatre beckons with classical, modern works

Midwestern tourists with a passion for plays need not automatically think of Broadway for their theatrical enjoyment.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Foil packet meals and bug spray: 10 places to set up camp

Foil packet meals and bug spray: 10 places to set up camp

We can thank glaciers and their meltwaters for carving and sculpting some of the most beautiful state parks in the Midwest.

August 09, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Hotel hospitality: Renaissance Chicago Downtown hotel inviting guests to 'discover' something new

Hotel hospitality: Renaissance Chicago Downtown hotel inviting guests to 'discover' something new

Summer travel plans extend beyond destinations.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Robert E. Lee's Arlington home slated for restoration

Robert E. Lee's Arlington home slated for restoration

A historic plantation originally built as a monument to George Washington overlooking the nation's capital, a site that later was home to Conf…

July 26, 2014 5:38 pm Photos

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The Little Inn That Could: Harbor Shores builds a hotel like no other

The Little Inn That Could:  Harbor Shores builds a hotel like no other

Like many projects, the development at Harbor Shores, started as part of the vision of David Whitwam.

July 26, 2014 12:16 pm Photos

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Exhibit on real Johnny Appleseed will hit the road

Exhibit on real Johnny Appleseed will hit the road

If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a hat and flinging apple seeds while meandering through the countryside, expe…

July 24, 2014 6:24 pm Photos

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Shore Magazine's Letter from the Publisher, August/September 2014

Shore Magazine's Letter from the Publisher, August/September 2014

There is a wealth of information at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center open daily from 8am-6pm (CT) during the summer, and th…

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Review: Tech goodies to bring along on trips

Review: Tech goodies to bring along on trips

Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out.

July 20, 2014 5:32 pm Photos

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AugSept 2014 Shore Letter from the Editor

AugSept 2014 Shore Letter from the Editor

Let’s start with my most vivid Friday before Memorial Day memory when I went with a group of friends to tour, taste and sit on the terrace dec…

July 20, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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The Long Way to Paradise

The Long Way to Paradise

I had always wanted to go. Then the ads pushed me, inescapably, in the right direction.

July 19, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Practically Affordable: Here’s a dozen 2014 cars and crossovers that have it all for families

Practically Affordable: Here’s a dozen 2014 cars and crossovers that have it all for families

Smaller and taller is apparently the way the auto industry is headed these days.

July 15, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Yosemite celebrates 150th anniversary

Yosemite celebrates 150th anniversary

Yosemite National Park on Monday marked 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln signed an act protecting the park for generations of visitors.

July 06, 2014 5:25 pm Photos

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Shore Magazine's Letter from the Publisher, July 2014

Shore Magazine's Letter from the Publisher, July 2014

There is a wealth of information at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center open daily from 8am-6pm (CT) during the summer, and th…

June 22, 2014 12:00 pm

July 2014 Shore Letter from the Editor

July 2014 Shore Letter from the Editor

One bitterly cold, but not immobilizing, day during the winter I met with Susan Solon, marketing and communications director for the City of S…

June 21, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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The Fine Art of Artful Living: The Harbor Shores art collection

The Fine Art of Artful Living: The Harbor Shores art collection

In the words of travel writer Miriam Beard, "certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and perman…

June 13, 2014 5:17 pm Photos

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Toronto's triumph: Chicago's 'sister city' hosting this month's WorldPride 2014 international festival

Toronto's triumph: Chicago's 'sister city' hosting this month's WorldPride 2014 international festival

The familiar white stripe crosswalks in the heart of the Village neighborhood of Toronto are now sporting a rainbow design to welcome guests f…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Amusing Adventures: Tame and thrilling, old and new rides await visitors at amusement parks

Amusing Adventures: Tame and thrilling, old and new rides await visitors at amusement parks

One of the summer season’s most popular destinations is the amusement park. Visitors travel far and wide to visit parks across the country and…

May 31, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Gasoline prices have familiar look as summer nears

Gasoline prices have familiar look as summer nears

The price of gasoline looks familiar this Memorial Day. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.…

May 23, 2014 12:39 pm

Sensational Santa Fe: Where Carmen meets Don Pasquale

Sensational Santa Fe: Where Carmen meets Don Pasquale

When my friends and I would talk about our favorite places to visit, I could

May 20, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Wicker Park and Bucktown: Discover good eats and unique boutiques in these Windy City neighborhoods

Wicker Park and Bucktown: Discover good eats and unique boutiques in these Windy City neighborhoods

While the Mag Mile, Millennium Park and Navy Pier never seem to get old, try somewhere new this summer while visiting Chicago and discover the…

May 19, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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A world in a grain of sand: Sculpture artists return to Lake Michigan's shores

A world in a grain of sand: Sculpture artists return to Lake Michigan's shores

On display for the world to see, the largest sand sculpture park in the Middle East was built by an artist from the shores of Lake Michigan.

May 19, 2014 7:58 am Photos

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Obama at 9/11 museum: Terrorism can't break us

Obama at 9/11 museum: Terrorism can't break us

Tears in her eyes, firefighter widow Maureen Fanning emerged Thursday from the new Sept. 11 museum deep beneath ground zero, unable to bring h…

May 18, 2014 11:00 am

Washington Monument reopens after earthquake

Washington Monument reopens after earthquake

A cross section of Americans awakened early and waited in line for hours to be among the first to ride to the top of the Washington Monument, …

May 18, 2014 9:00 am

Afraid to camp? Nothing to fear but fear itself

Afraid to camp? Nothing to fear but fear itself

Here are five things you might be worried about when it comes to camping, along with ways to cope.

May 18, 2014 7:00 am

Krasl Art Fair brings top-shelf art to St. Joseph

Krasl Art Fair brings top-shelf art to St. Joseph

Looking back over his 32 years of participation in the annual Krasl Art Fair, held on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan in St. Joseph, Randy…

May 15, 2014 9:33 am Photos

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Mishawaka and South Bend combine rural charm with big city culture

Mishawaka and South Bend combine rural charm with big city culture

For a quick getaway with plenty to see and do, head east for the attractions of South Bend and Mishawaka, Indiana. The two cities’ shared bord…

May 15, 2014 9:12 am Photos

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Retro Revived: Indy's Fountain Square neighborhood

Retro Revived: Indy's Fountain Square neighborhood

Only a mile and a half southeast of downtown Indianapolis, Fountain Square is showing other cities how it's done.

May 12, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Buchanan, Michigan: A leader in small-town revitalization

Buchanan, Michigan: A leader in small-town revitalization

When I first visited the big rambling historic home on Front Street belonging to my friend Ann, it was one of many stretching from the charmin…

May 12, 2014 7:30 am

Kalamazoo: Eclectic, cutting edge foodie scene

Kalamazoo: Eclectic, cutting edge foodie scene

Not only is Kalamazoo's downtown recently rejuvenated and revitalized, but the city's food and drink scene is one of the best in the Midwest.

May 12, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Grand Rapids: Michigan's fabulous success story

Grand Rapids: Michigan's fabulous success story

Fifteen years ago, Grand Rapids was a surprise and an overlooked destination. Even then, the potential was there. Grand Rapids’ adjacency to b…

May 12, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Point O'Woods: A course that taps into well-being through the serenity of sports

Point O'Woods: A course that taps into well-being through the serenity of sports

An instinctive bond exists between humans and other living systems that is necessary for both physical and emotional well-being. And the beaut…

May 11, 2014 1:27 pm

Discovering the Dordogne: France's answer to excellent cuisine and wines, medieval bastides and prehistoric finds

Discovering the Dordogne: France's answer to excellent cuisine and wines, medieval bastides and prehistoric finds

The woman in the airport said she and her husband, on their way to France, had been there a number of times, always visiting Paris at some poi…

April 13, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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A Tasty Mission: Chasing spies and food on the QM2

A Tasty Mission: Chasing spies and food on the QM2

Counter-espionage, double agents, straight penetration, Arnold Deutsch, The Cambridge Five - Philby, Blunt, Burgess, McLean, Cairncross -, "th…

March 30, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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