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Top Pumpkin Patches in The Midwest
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Top Pumpkin Patches in The Midwest

Best Pumpkin Patches in the Midwest Fall in the Midwest is a magical time. Scenic drives become even more majestic as the leaves turn from green to yellow, orange, and red. Cool evenings mean bonfires and ‘smores. And perhaps the most fun of all is spending a day at pumpkin patches. More than just pumpkins, these seasonal attractions almost always offer corn mazes, hayrides, and cider doughnuts. See? ...
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Travel Like a Local – Tips and Tricks

Travel Like a Local When you’re visiting a new place, it’s easy to stick with the major tourist attractions. After all, there’s a reason they’re so popular. However, there’s more to a destination than the places you see advertised every time you research where to go. If you’d like to have a more authentic experience, here are some tips on how you can travel like a local no matter where you are. 1. Ask the ...
Navy Pier on a Budget – Seven Ways to Enjoy
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Navy Pier on a Budget – Seven Ways to Enjoy

With eight to nine million visitors a year, Navy Pier is Chicago’s most popular attraction. While there are a lot of fun things to do at Navy Pier it can get to be pretty expensive. Don’t let that keep you from visiting, though! You can still have a fun, full day without spending a fortune. Here are seven ways you can have fun at Navy Pier on a budget: 1. Before you go print out a VIP card so you can ...
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The Heights of Elegance: Afternoon Tea in the Windy City

Afternoon tea, with its delicate teapots, cucumber sandwiches, buttery scones and clotted cream, is the height of elegance. The light meal began in 1840 as a means for the Seventh Duchess of Bedford to stave off hunger during the long hours between breakfast and dinner. Conveniently, it was around this time that the Earl of Sandwich created his eponymous hand­held meal. The “afternoon tea” quickly caught ...
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