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Lake Geneva: A Weekend Away

Sometimes the city just gets too much.  This year we decided to try to explore some options for weekend trips from Chicago. The city is an oasis in a desert of farmland and as such, it’s notoriously hard to find…

Yosemite Essentials
Backpacking, Road Tripping

Yosemite Essentials Unearthed

Ah Yosemite… land of Muir… serene, epic and life changing Yosemite. I have no idea how many people have written about this place, hundreds? Thousands? Certainly thousands to millions of articles. So what’s left to say? Well everyone’s version of…

Backpacking

6 Essential Cuba Tips

Cuba is unique, no doubt about it. If anyone tells you it isn’t then they’ve missed the point. It’s ruggedly stunning, charmingly grimy and bafflingly backward. One thing it isn’t though, is what you expect it to be. Before Steph…

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