20 of the Best Sledding Hills in Chicago and the Suburbs

With all of the snow we’ve received this winter, conditions are perfect for sledding. Here is a guide to the best sled hills around Chicago and the suburbs. Remember to check the weather and hill conditions before heading to your destination. Buffalo Grove Willow Stream Park 600 Farrington DriveThe sled hill is lighted until 11 […]

7 Cozy Winter Getaways Perfect for Helping You Thaw Out

The polar vortex left many of us feeling permanently chilled to the bone, so we don’t blame you if you feel like you need more than just a winter warm-up. It’s time to completely thaw out! While not all of these escapes are to warm-weather destinations, they do all go above and beyond to bring […]

Lake Geneva's Winterfest Returns with Ice Castles, Hovercraft Challenge, Snow Sculpting Championship and More

Celebrate the winter season at Lake Geneva’s annual Winterfest, which will take place Saturday, Jan. 26 to Sunday, Feb. 3. This nine-day celebration offers more than two dozen exciting events and activities for all ages. There is more to do and more to discover every day you come. Tour an ice castle; featuring ice-carved slides, tunnels, […]

31 of the Best Things to Do in Chicago This December

Holiday fun continues throughout the Chicago area with Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue, holiday concerts with Pentatonix and John Legend, Wonderland Express at Chicago Botanic Garden, and much, much more. Theater Dec. 1, 5, 8: “Cendrillon“ This Lyric premiere and new-to-Chicago production of “Cendrillon,” or “Cinderella,” is sung in French with […]

The Top 6 Ski Destinations for Kids

With interactive ski schools, kid-friendly restaurants and fun activities off the slopes, these destinations are our top picks for families with kids of all ages this ski season. Ogden, Utah Snowbasin Resort has a dinosaur-themed snow sports school and ski school for children divided by age groups (4-6 and 7-12 years old). The all-day lessons include […]

Winter Beauty Trends to Try Now

Gray days and zero-degree temperatures can leave you feeling the blahs about everything — including your appearance. Get out of your winter beauty rut! These tips will inspire you to try something new and freshen up your look — and may just put that spring back in your step until the real thing arrives. Give […]