Amy Tara Koch | Hyde Park
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Go Here, Not There: Magnificent Mile vs. Hyde Park Shops surround the famed Water Tower on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. (Kim Karpeles/Alamy Stock Photo) Chicago’s Magnificent Mile has blue chip shopping, museums, swanky steakhouses and Navy Pier, the popular tourist attraction. Eight miles south, Hyde Park offers...

I am knee-deep in an extended project for Travel + Leisure magazine, spotlighting all that is fabulous in my hometown of Chicago. The best part? I get to explore the nooks and crannies of my city to cull the best experiences for locals and tourists...

Sometimes the best trips are the most laid back; the leisurely afternoons where random wandering yields the stuff of scrapbooks (or, Pinterest boards).Having hustled my kids to every landmark last year, I decided to ditch the psychotic sightseeing and spend our week in London exploring...