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If you do ONE thing in Chicago – make it Whirlyball!

Imagine the scene, my friend and I are enjoying a nice cold beer in a trendy dive bar around Logan square, bothering the bartender for local tips and tricks to do around the city. He mentions the usual jaunts; favourite pizza spot, top places for live music and where to find the best view of Chicago. He wanders off to serve someone else, but comes running back with sheer excitement in his eyes. “Dudes”, he screams. “Forget everything I’ve just said, if you do one thing in Chicago – make it Whirlyball”….

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6 Reasons to escape to Fiji NOW.

Bula my friends! Are you looking for the perfect escape? We can take you there. Picture paradise and you’ll probably picture Fiji. Whether you’re a beach bum, nature lover or someone who is looking to immerse themselves into a unique culture, this tropical oasis has it all. Basically it’s for anyone who likes bliss, don’t tell me that’s not you.
Warning: Going back to your day job not guaranteed.
Don’t believe us? Here are 6 reasons why you need to pack your bags and escape now…

The Islands

Fiji paddle board
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Looking back at our favourite festival acts from Glastonbury!

UK Festival season is well and truly under way, and this weekend it’s the turn of Glastonbury Festival. All the pain of dragging backpacks and tents across swamps of mud is soon forgotten when the festival gets underway. You have the perfect pitch and made your tent your home for the weekend, the drinks are flowing and everyone is ready to party. With epic headline acts, whatever your taste in music, you will be guaranteed a good time at the Pyramid Stage. We unfortunately weren’t able to go, so instead we are reminiscing about some of the best acts that have graced Glasto…

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Top 7 campervan spots on West Coast USA!

Today’s blog comes from our roadtrippn’ extraordinaire Sophie Lott, she’s a pro on all things campervan. Here’s her take on the best places for parking up your campervan in good old USA….

Fancy an adventure filled with campfires, starry nights, great company AND the freedom to roam wherever you want, whenever you want? Then going by camper is for you. The States was made for road trips with its vast open roads and beautiful scenic routes. We have handpicked the top 7 locations we think are a must see on any West Coast road trip!

1. Death Valley

Death Valley
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16 Delicious Things You HAVE To Eat When in Chicago!

Chicago is much more than veggie-laden ‘dawgs’ and deep dish pizza (although you will see a nod to some of our top spots for the aforementioned bites!) Home to so many diverse neighbourhoods, it comes as no surprise that this city houses some delicious delights you need to try on your trip (just accept you will put on weight!)

1.Italian Beef at Portillo’s (be sure to get it dipped!) and a chocolate cake shake

Italian Beef at Portillo's

Image : chicago.seriouseats.com


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