If you're a blushing bride-to-be, these Chicago boutiques can help you say "I Do." Thanks to classic fairytale stories and their modern-day Disney renditions, most little girls grow up dreaming about their wedding day. Luckily, many great wedding boutiques exist…

With several safe, well-lit paths and trails around the city, Chicago is a runner's paradise.
With several safe, well-lit paths and trails around the city, Chicago is a runner's paradise.
As the largest city in the Midwest, Chicago is booming with world-class arts, culture, entertainment, shopping and culinary destinations. With so many things to do in the Windy City, you might find it odd to set aside some time aside to run. But if you’re an avid runner, you know that skipping a daily run can become not only physically but mentally detrimental, and finding the best, most scenic and most unique places to run becomes somewhat of a quest-for-the-Holy-Grail type of thing. So whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or someone who enjoys taking a leisurely jog every now and then, read on to find the best places to hit the pavement in Chicago.

Whether you're hitting up a brewery or checking out a Cubs game, Chicago is perfect for a guys' trip. Planning a bachelor party or just looking for an excuse to get away on a quick trip with your best buddies…

Downtown Chicago has something to offer for everyone.
Downtown Chicago has something to offer for everyone.
As the Midwest's largest city and the third most populous city in the United States, with a vibrant urban personality peppered with a unique mix of culture and natural beauty, Chicago is prime destination for travelers. With so much to see and do, including world-class art museums and incredible restaurants, a trip to Chicago could keep anyone busy for weeks. But what if you don’t have that much time to pack in the sights? With a little planning, you can see the best Chicago has to offer in only one day. So if you happen to find yourself in the Windy City with only 24 hours, read on to find out how to plan your day to make the most of your time.

most expensive square feet

In a previous article, Apartment Guide looked at internal data to determine apartment rent costs per square foot nationwide. We learned the median rent for an entry-level apartment -- $769 in April of this year -- and how much space that amount would rent in metropolitan areas (metros) around the country. Below is an expanded list to include the twenty most expensive metros for renting by square foot based on internal apartment listings data on Apartment Guide in May 2014. Note that you can adjust the slider in either direction to display metros according to their relative expense by square foot. [find-an-apartment] Keep an eye on what your renting dollar can buy in some of the most desired places to live in the country!

A Guide to Portland Neighborhoods

Known by such monikers as Rose City, Portlandia, Rip City and PDX, Portland, Oregon, is truly a city all its own. Oregon's largest city is mere miles from Mount Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, wine country, and the Oregon Coast,…

The top ramen shops in America

When you think of ramen, you probably conjure up images of those dry, square packets of noodles -- ready to fill your belly on a cheap week or post bar crawl. However, the reality of ramen is totally different. A…

Look no further than these classic Seattle restaurants for the tastiest soup in town.
Look no further than these classic Seattle restaurants for the tastiest soup in town.
It’s no secret that it’s cold in Seattle. Fortunately, besides being a center for all things gourmet coffee, Seattle is also a place to find great, deeply warming soups and chowders. If you left the house without a jacket or need to warm yourself from the inside, here’s where you should stop to find the best soups in Seattle. Take 5 Urban Market Why: Few things comfort like a hot bowl of tomato bisque and a buttery, grilled cheese sandwich, and you can get both every day at Take 5. Other favorites on the rotating soup of the day menu include spicy tortilla soup with chicken and the creamy butternut squash soup.  The French onion soup is topped with a still-crusty hunk of bread topped with gooey melted cheese, and the Take 5 Chili will warm you up on any day of the year. Order a “slice” of macaroni and cheese on the side to really make a satisfying meal.

You may have noticed that we've had a little bit of a love affair with Seattle lately. Did you catch our list of the city's top 10 neighborhoods? Or how about the Seattle blogs we highly suggest for locals? Today we're…

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