Tag: Summer

5 things you only understand if you went to overnight camp – according to someone who didn't

I didn’t go to overnight camp. I never knew what I was missing – until I met my husband. My husband went to overnight camp (or sleep away camp as he calls it) in the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania, working his way up from camper to counselor. Along the way, he tried new outdoor sports,... Read more »

5 reasons why I love summertime road trips

My husband and I lived in San Francisco for a year before we were married. During our short time there, we didn’t sit idle. On the weekends, we’d head to Napa Valley, Carmel, Mendocino, and other amazing destinations – all just a short car ride away. Back in the Midwest, where we’ve since got married and had two sons, we still pine for those... Read more »

8 great things to do in Chicago with your family this summer

It goes without saying that Chicagoans deserve a long, hot summer. After spending way too much time stuck indoors this winter, we’re anxious to make the most of the warmer temperatures and celebrate the start of our well-deserved summer. All it takes is one look at Chicago’s lakefront or city streets to see that Chicagoans... Read more »

The best multicultural summer festivals in Chicago for 2014

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Each one showcases the ethnic groups that make Chicago so dynamic, so vibrant and so irresistible. One trip to any of Chicago’s ethnic neighborhoods will show you the very essence of what makes Chicago a first-class, multicultural city. For a taste of the various ethnic groups that make up so many... Read more »

Six great things to do with your family in Chicago Labor Day Weekend

I have mixed emotions about Labor Day weekend. I love having an extra day to enjoy a leisurely summer weekend. But, I never want the weekend to end, knowing that the end of summer is there lurking, waiting right to jump out at us after Monday fades off into the sunset. Of course, I know... Read more »

Top 10 Things to Do with Your Family in Chicago this Summer

It felt like it took forever to summer to finally come to Chicago. And, now that it has, I feel like it’s already starting to slip away. Hot, summer days are a rarity in the Windy City, so I’m focused on making the most of our evenings, weekends and free moments to be sure we... Read more »