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10 Chicago Festivals and Events to Attend this Year

Last year, we shared a number of outdoor events around the Midwest, and this year, we’re showcasing the best of Chicago-specific events. We hope this list of outdoor music festivals, art fairs, and food truck-filled street festivals makes it that much easier to get outside and enjoy your summer and fall.

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Sandhill Coffee Gift Guide: Supporting Local This Christmas

To help you navigate local shopping this year, we’ve put together a local gift guide of our favorite products from small businesses in and around Chicago. Whether you’re buying for your brother who’s a health-nut, your aunt who’s a food connoisseur, or your daughter who can’t get enough adventure, our guide’s got you covered.

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5 Ways to Make Coffee at Your Campsite

5 Ways to Make Coffee at Your Campsite And a short story about the best cup of camp coffee I’ve ever brewed. -Erica Zazo-   My partner and I packed up our tiny Ford Fiesta in downtown Chicago and headed north to Wisconsin for a weekend camping trip. However, this wasn’t your average campout. It was a backpacking trip along the Ice Age Trail in the middle of winter.   It was also the weekend I had the best cup of camp coffee – ever.   Some folks might call us crazy. But we were excited to hit the trail with the slim chance of seeing anyone else for multiple days. When we arrived at the Kettle Moraine Northern Unit...

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