Chicago vacation includes Millennium Park, Fairmont hotel

A stay at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park puts you at the doorstep of Chicago’s Millennium Park, a can’t miss attraction in the heart of the city’s downtown were locals and visitors enjoy summer in the city.

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Hacienda Xcanatun is a boutique hotel in Mexico’s Yucatan

Hacienda Xcanatun in Mexico’s Yucatan is a step back in time to a luxury boutique hotel that was once an actual working hacienda.

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Holiday Inn, Mexico style

The Holiday Inn in Merida, Mexico, the capital city of Yucatan, might not be what you would expect in a Holiday Inn.

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Haciendas in the Yucatan and strolling the square in Merida

We visit the Hacienda Yaxcopoil, once a thriving sisal plantation of 22,000 acres. It dates to the 17th Century, but today it is a sleepy museum. Since very little has been done to restore the buildings, it feels real, almost as if the hacienda could even today be a working farm, albeit an aged and run down one. But there is beauty in the faded paint on the walls.

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Hot town, summer in the city, but at Chicago’s Millennium Park the Family Fun Festival is a cool place to be and it’s free

The Family Fun Festival at Chicago’s Millennium Park opens Monday, June 13, in the heart of the city, offering free entertainment daily for children and their parents.

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Inn at Union Pier is romantic getaway, no matter the season

If you’re looking for a B&B for a weekend in the Midwest, here’s one that’s sure to charm you: The Inn at Union Pier. In the Michigan beach town of Union Pier, about 75 miles from Chicago, the 16-room bed and breakfast was originally constructed as a summer resort that at the time was the only kosher hotel in town. The hotel is unique because of its collection of antique Swedish fireplaces known as kakelugns. The inn maintains it has the largest collection of kakelugns in the United States. Most of the inn’s rooms have one. All of the kakelugns were taken from homes in Sweden, disassembled and reconstructed at the inn.

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