Leisure Travel, Things to Do

Plan a Midwest Hiking Trip in the Chicago Suburbs

Get in Touch with Nature this Spring

When you think of the Midwest, hiking isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind. But just beyond the busy cityscape of Chicago, you’ll find countless trails nestled in beautiful trees, fishing lakes and quiet wildlife. With flowers in full bloom, now is the perfect time to lace up the sneakers for some outdoor recreation.


Trendy Ways to Propose to that Special Someone

Gone are the days of hiding engagement rings in food (need we remind you of this choking incident a couple years ago?). Millennials are becoming more creative when it comes to popping the question, and these trendy ways to propose are popping up all over social media.

So whether you need inspiration for a long awaited proposal, or are just starting to think ahead, we’ve rounded up the most unique ways to get a ‘yes’ from your S.O.

Food & Beverage, Things to Do

5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Fish This Friday – And Every Friday!

Give Your Health & Taste Buds Something to Smile About

Friday night fish frys are a staple in American culture. Families across the country have made it a tradition to travel to their favorite spot at the end of the week for a crispy bite. But did you know just how many health benefits come along with eating fish? If not, here are the top five reasons why you should eat fish this Friday!

Food & Beverage, Leisure Travel, Things to Do

Eaglewood Partners with Chicagoland’s FEW Distillery in Branded Bourbon

There’s nothing more American than apple pie, right? Well, we may have a not-so-new contender: bourbon.

That’s right. Bourbon. America’s official native spirit as of 1964, heart of the delicious Old Fashioned and Mint Julep cocktails, and the highest exported alcohol of the USA (2/3 of all exported spirits, to be exact).

With Eaglewood Resort & Spa recently partnering with local FEW Spirits on our very own bourbon, we thought it’d only be fitting to learn a little more about America’s pride and joy. Check out what we’ve learned! 

Leisure Travel, Spa, Things to Do

Tips for Fall Skin Care

Rosy Cheeks and Glowing Skin – The Perfect Autumn Combination

Fall is officially here! Time to trade in the pool noodles for scarves and put away the swimsuits. But even though you may be showing less of your skin, it’s still crucial to take care of it. Find out how to get ready for the season with these five tips for fall skin care.


Cost Saving Wedding Trends

Save Big on Your Big Day

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, but it doesn’t have to be the most expensive. Couples across the country are opening up their minds instead of their wallets to new cost saving wedding trends – and we’re loving the creativity!

With Pinterest and DIY blogs serving as second wedding planners, brides – and grooms! – are thinking outside the box when it comes to décor, food, and music. So if you or someone you know is about to start planning, be sure to keep these tips in mind.

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Last Minute Summer Getaways in Chicago

In the blink of an eye, summer has come and (almost) gone. Kids are getting ready to go back to school, evenings sway in with a cool breeze and the sun is starting to fade just a little earlier. Now is the time to get your last summer getaways in Chicago before we say hello to autumn!

Whether you have a thirst for adventure, a hunger for all things food or a love of nature, the Chicago Suburbs are the perfect place to close out the season.

Leisure Travel

Landscape Like a Pro with Tips from Eaglewood Resort’s Groundskeeper

We’re officially in the dog days of summer: temps are scorching, humidity is high, and being outside can be quite uncomfortable. For many of us, this is also the time of year we see our plants start to wilt and grass getting brown. But don’t panic! You’ll learn how to landscape like a pro with these tips to keep your plants alive during the extreme heat.

Brian Mueller, horticulturalist and grounds manager at Eaglewood Resort & Spa (colloquially known as “That Plant Guy”), maintains all of the flowers, plants, grass and landscaping for the property. Mueller says that although mid-July through the end of August is a tough time for gardening, there are a lot of things you can do to avoid the mid-summer slump. Here are his top suggestions for you this summer.

Leisure Travel, Things to Do

Happy Birthday, Navy Pier!

Chicago’s Most Popular Destination Celebrates 100 Years

With more than 50 acres of parks and gardens, a 196-ft ferris wheel and 9 million annual visitors, Chicago’s most popular tourist destination turns 100 this year – and we’re here to help celebrate!

Navy Pier opened to the public exactly 100 years ago today, and is now home to the Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Crystal Gardens, Funhouse Maze and more. Take a trip to Chicago this summer and enjoy everything the city – and this special landmark – have to offer.

Food & Beverage, Leisure Travel, Things to Do

From the City to the Suburbs: A Guide to Chicago Food Festivals

When people think of Chicago, several things usually come to mind: wind, Al Capone, and the Sears (not Willis) Tower, to name a few.

chicago food festivals Photo by arnold | inuyaki
Photo by arnold | inuyaki

But what’s the most important source of pride for Chicagoans? Ask any native and the answer will most likely boil down to one thing…food! Whether it’s finding the best local spot for a hot dog with “the works” or deciding between deep dish and thin crust pizza, Chicagoans love celebrating that which brings us all together.

This summer, tackle one of the many food festivals around the city and suburbs for a fresh taste of Chicagoland culture!