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Chicago Independent Art.

04 Dec

Need an original holiday gift idea?  Curious about local urban art?  Check some of these local artist run shops… Sometimes messy is good.  Paperish Mess displays a medley of locally crafted items from colorful prints to flashy flasks, original Chicago memoribilia to hand crafted candles.  Located at 1955 W Chicago Ave in the heart of serene Ukranian Village this shop epitomizes […]

Moving to Chicago

06 Aug

Relocating to the Windy City? We have some tips for your itinerary… 1. Apartment searching.  Sure, Craigslist can be helpful, but how about searching a more apartment-orientated site? Both Domu & Apartment Finder allow you to search by neighborhood and provide an easy outlet for discovering your perfect living space.  Another great resource is Rent.com […]

Chicago Facts

27 Apr

1.  In 1900 Chicago successfully completed a massive and highly innovative engineering project- reversing the flow of the Chicago River so that it emptied into the Mississippi River instead of Lake Michigan.  Also, the Chicago River is dyed green every year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Saving Money When Traveling

15 Feb

You are practical with your $$$, you are already booking with our affordable hostel.  Here are a few additional money saving tips amidst your travels….  1. Check out groupon.com. This site is springing with super deals & its popularity is ever-growing.  They also have the newly featured Now! Deals where you can get an immediate discount on restaurants, bars, attractions & […]

Blizzard Survival Tips

01 Feb

!! BRACE YOURSELF !! Let us help you prepare . . . As you know Chicago is gearing up for a severe weather storm.  24″ of snow are possible. . . and we urge you to follow a few tips to stay safe in this potentially hazardous snow storm Stock up on beverages and food […]

Chicago Restaurant – Winter Reccomendations- hostel style!

16 Dec

Mat Meadows (General Manager): * Mat picks Wilde.  This is an Irish bar/restaurant located in Chicago’s must-visit Lakeview neighborhood.  He recommends their signature Mac-n-Cheese( don’t forget the meatloaf too!), a very popular dish on their menu.  This place has a cool literary theme that even boasts a library and a fireplace you can dine next […]

Great Chicago Neighborhoods

08 Nov

We are a city of neighborhoods, and this makes our town a diverse and beautiful playground for travel.  Here are just a few excellent locals to experience… Lakeview, home of The Chicago Cubs, about a dozen vintage clothing shops, record stores, restaurants, an independent film theater, a myriad of bars, and the list goes on and on.  […]