Thursday, March 22, 2018

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Searching for moose, and dinner, in northern Minnesota" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Searching for moose, and dinner, in northern Minnesota" from the Chicago Tribune

"Good luck seeing moose," the clerk at Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply in Grand Marais, Minn., called out as my sister and I left the store. "Dusk is the perfect time."

It was 5 p.m., and pink clouds hovered over silvery Lake Superior as we embarked on a classic wintertime drive, following the Gunflint Trail on the hunt for dinner and a moose."

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-moose-northern-minnesota-20180307-story.html

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Chicago ranks high among country's best-value vacation spots in new survey" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Chicago ranks high among country's best-value vacation spots in new survey" from the Chicago Tribune

 "Travelers who want a lot of bang for their buck should pack their bags and head for Chicago, according to Money magazine’s annual survey of destinations that “deliver the highest value for your dollar.”

On Money’s list of top 10 U.S. travel spots, Chicago comes in at No. 6 — one rung above Anaheim, Calif., home to Disneyland.

Topping the roster is Alexandria, Va., followed by Harpers Ferry, W. Va. (2), Stateline, Nev. (3), Glen Arbor, Mich. (4), Pompano Beach, Fla. (5), Chicago (6), Anaheim (7), Lake George, N.Y. (8), Oklahoma City, Okla. (9) and Philadelphia."

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-trav-chicago-good-value-money-0307-story.html

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Detroit restaurant scene is a foodie's paradise" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Detroit restaurant scene is a foodie's paradise" from the Chicago Tribune "

In this city with four major pro teams, there's another sport: trying to keep track of the dizzying number restaurant openings.

National headlines have proclaimed Detroit a hot food destination. Certainly, Motor City natives can list a lifetime of favorites, many dating back generations."

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-detroit-food-scene-20180308-story.html

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Milwaukee pours on the old style at these 7 neighborhood taverns" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Milwaukee pours on the old style at these 7 neighborhood taverns" from the Chicago Tribune

"Long before trendy gastropubs, tony taprooms and multiscreen sports bars, drinkers imbibed at the neighborhood tavern.

That still happens in “Brew City” Milwaukee, whose oldest bars may lack frills and hype but make up for it with quirks and personality."

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-trav-milwaukee-neighborhood-taverns-0325-story.html

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Midwest film festivals and more among things to do in April" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Midwest film festivals and more among things to do in April" from the Chicago Tribune

"Here are some of the more interesting events, deals, websites and other travel tidbits that have come across our desk recently:" 

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-trav-midwest-events-april-0325-story.html

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "12 cities that go all out for St. Patrick's Day" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "12 cities that go all out for St. Patrick's Day" from the Chicago Tribune

"Here in Chicago, we take our St. Patrick's Day festivities seriously. So does one bar in Dubai, as it turns out. To celebrate the Irish holiday, we’ve rounded up places to get your green on around the world, from a street festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to river dyeing in Singapore (we see you)."

Note: Chicago is on Slide 3. 

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-st-patricks-day-around-the-world-20180316-photogallery.html

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "TripAdvisor's top 10 U.S. travel experiences" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "TripAdvisor's top 10 U.S. travel experiences" from the Chicago Tribune

Some travelers swear by guided tours; others prefer exploring solo on their own schedule. 

TripAdvisor's 2017 list of the most popular U.S. travel experiences has a little something for everyone. The attractions, tours and activities were ranked by both international and American travelers.

From our hometown river cruise to history in the Big Apple and wine tasting out West, click through for some stateside travel inspiration. Note: Chicago received two nods, Chicago Architecture River Cruise and SkyDeck Chicago.

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Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-most-popular-travel-experiences-20180320-photogallery.html