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How To Create An Apartment Garden – Be An Urban ...

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When is comes to having your own urban garden – it seems like there are a lot of things standing in your way. One of the biggest hurdles that deter people from putting seeds into the dirt, is where are they going to put the dirt in the first place? With small apartments and lack…

I Drank Malort, Iodine and Lake Michigan Water T...

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I've been traveling outside of Chicago quite a bit lately. That is precisely why I felt the need to tap back into the city a little when I returned from my hiatus in December. I'm that guy that orders friends a shot of Malort if they've never had it before– heck, I even travel with…

IVme Hydration Clinic Offers Energy & Hango...

IVme Chicago Clinic

Generally my beat around The Chicago Traveler is restaurants and the occasional concert. The evening started off normally enough at Old Town’s Pomp & Circumstance for an open house at the nearby IVme Hydration Clinic– drinking an Old Fashioned and snacking on sliders. That normalcy didn’t last long, though, soon after I was taken on…

Survive Holiday Travel with These Road Trip Apps

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Holiday travel, you either love or loathe it. Traveling during the holiday season can be stressful and even deadly. Winter holidays, like Thanksgiving and Christmas, are some of the deadliest traveling holidays of the years due to a variety of hazards. “Collisions can occur for many reasons,” says Tate Law Firm, “including driver distraction, driving…

15 Ways to Enjoy Chicago Beer & Coffee Simu...

When you combine the Chicago Beer scene with the equally phenomenal Coffee scene– great things happen to your mouth. Some coffee infused beers are served year 'round, such as Aquanaut Brewing, but most tend to be seasonal and available in the colder months of the year. However– Dark Lord, by 3 Floyds, is only available one day…

App for Free Parking in Chicago – Don’t Fe...

Hack Free Parking in Chicago

If you are among the minority that own a vehicle of your own in Chicago– then you know the struggles of finding parking, even more so when it comes to free parking in Chicago. Valets and meters can add up very, very quickly– especially if you happen to find yourself in the heart of the…

Adrenaline Guide to Aerial Extreme Sports in Chi...

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For some, blasting across Lake Michigan on a jetski– or meeting up with those random Tinder matches that seem like there is a 91% chance that it was not them in their photos– does not quite provide the sense of adrenaline that they crave. For some, they must take to the air. Aerial extreme sports…

The Essentials To Grilling In Chicago – Be A Gri...

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Grilling is one of the most enjoyable pastimes in Chicago while the weather is nice. Good friends, good eats and beer (when permissible) makes for a solid day– especially with all of the summer holidays. There is a thing or two to know before you whip out your grill in any of the green spaces…

13 Essential Chicago Apps To Better Your Life

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With our lives seamlessly integrating with technology, it comes to no surprise that there are apps tailored to all forms of lifestyles. With Chicago being so diverse, certain apps can give you valuable insight into the city. 312Go 312Go is your no-strings-attached personal tour guide to Chicagoland. Driving, walking, biking or running– this will compliment…

10 Important Things to Consider Before Living in...

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I have come to the conclusion that DRD4-7R is very prevalent in my genetic makeup. This combination of letters and numbers is the name of what has been dubbed the wanderlust gene. This is due to its ties to increased levels of curiosity and anxiousness, mainly. I grew up in a small city in the Midwest, but…

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