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David Bowie at MCA

07 Oct

I recently went to the David Bowie exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, here is what I gathered from this wildly popular engagement: First off, for such a popular and expansive exhibit, it is very cool that Chicago landed this Bowie exploration.  Similar in part to the Seattle EMP Museum’s Nirvana tribute, the MCA’s […]

Do Chicago Without Breaking the Bank

30 Sep

Do Chicago Without Breaking the Bank   When you’re traveling on a shoestring, every penny counts – especially in a big city like Chicago. Luckily, you can take it all the city has to offer without breaking the bank. Here’s how to save money in Chicago while still soaking up the best of the Second […]

Oktoberfest in Chicago

25 Sep

Welcome to Chicago’s Fall season.  A time when leaves are changing colors, light sweaters are great travel accessories, and the city is booming with festive Oktoberfest events, here are some highly recommended events and seasonal beverages: Beers, Brats, & Boats When: Friday September 26th.  Where: Navy Pier.  What: Shoreline Sightseeing is teaming up with Chicago neighborhood […]

Top 17 Things You Must Do In Chicago This Summer

24 Jul

Originally posted by Damien Slater The Windy City is a hotbed for tourism, culture, cuisine and of course Irish students in the summer. Located on the south-west side of the vast Lake Michigan, Chicago offers some of the most beautiful views year round, but the summer months is when the city especially bursts into life! […]

Best 24 Hour Restaurants in Chicago

17 Jun

Let’s face it, sleep schedules take a backseat when you travel, if you find yourself with late night hunger pangs, make a stop at one of the best 24 hour restaurants in Chicago… Late Night Restaurants Falafel or Shwarama? Curb your appetite for Middle Eastern at Shawarma Inn. What to get: $12.00 gets you a […]

Chicago Tours with Chicago Detours

05 Jun

Tour Chicago with the Best Chicago tours can be a bit of a hassle due to the amount of different companies, range of things to see, and various types of tours- that’s why we recommend Chicago Detours.  The staff at Chicago Detours not only provide numerous ways to see our city (walking, buses, pub crawls, […]

Summer Events at Chicago Getaway Hostel

04 Jun

Join us for some terrific summer events we host every night of the week.  We host blues bar outings, theater events, free BBQs, and pub crawls so our guests can make the most of their Chicago experience.  Your social experience at Chicago Getaway Hostel is second to none. Monday: Galway Bay   Looking to unwind […]

Go Girl Travel Network in Chicago

07 May

We are thrilled  to announce the upcoming event we are hosting for Go Girl Travel Network.  Learn to make the most of your travel money with this exciting panel and networking event: Travel on a Dime: Make the Most of Your Summer Budget. May 15th, 2014 6:00pm-8:00pm at Chicago Getaway Hostel *Tickets are $10 and […]