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Chicago Craft Beer: North Center Brew Loop

With 65 breweries operating or about to open in the city (as of January 30, 2017, according to The Hop Review), Chicago is a craft beer enthusiast’s dream… or nightmare. How are you ever going to get that list?! :-O My approach is to break that monster down into manageable little Chicago craft beer tours you can do…

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Three Meals and Snack: Eating in Singapore

Eating in Singapore presents a world’s worth of options, from humble local street food to top-notch international cuisine. With so many cultures in one place, you can eat your way around the globe, limited only by the capacity of your stomach. Though I wouldn’t consider myself a foodie, I am an adventurous eater, and I enjoy…

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Beating the heat in Singapore: Cool things to do

I’m sure this post title and timing are raising a few eyebrows for readers experiencing winter right now. Beating the Heat in Singapore? Why would you want to do that? In January, most of us northerners are probably dreaming of, or planning on, visiting warm places to take the chill out of our bones. However,…

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Brewed in Singapore: Sampling Singapore’s Craft Beer

With​ ​a​ ​drinking​ ​scene​ ​known​ ​more​ ​for​ ​cocktails​ ​(not​ ​just​ ​the​ ​Singapore​ ​Sling)​ ​and​ ​the​ ​ubiquitous Heineken-owned​ ​Tiger​ ​beer,​ ​Singapore​ ​might​ ​not​ ​be​ ​on​ ​the​ ​radar​ ​for​ ​many​ ​craft​ ​beer enthusiasts. However,​ ​rest​ ​assured,​ ​if​ ​you​ ​find​ ​yourself​ ​stranded​ ​on​ ​this​ ​island,​ ​you’ll​ ​have​ ​plenty​ ​of​ ​good​ ​beer. Drinking​ ​venues​ ​come​ ​in​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​range​…

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Four Reasons (and More) to Love Singapore

In July 2016, I spent 4 days in Singapore, the island city-state located just off the southern tip of Malaysia. Does it sound crazy to travel that far from Chicago for a “long weekend”? I chose Singapore because I wanted an easy solo trip and I needed an Asia fix. Though I’ve lived and traveled in Asia, I hadn’t…

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Document Check: 6 Essentials for International Travel

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of planning an international trip – choosing your destination, figuring out your itinerary, booking the tickets, buying travel gear. Before you get carried away with all the fun stuff, however, make sure you get your travel documents, vaccinations, insurance, currency, and cards in order. Take care…

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Iceland Travel Tips, Part 2: A Guest Post by Shanon

It’s two months to the day that we embarked on our Iceland adventure and we still can’t get over how amazing it was. Every day it seems I hear from someone else who wants to go, so even thought I’ve already written a ton about our trip, I wanted to share one more post with…

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