Food & Beverage, Things to Do

Celebrate a Non-Traditional Thanksgiving

Challenge Customs with a New Way to Celebrate!

Traditions exist for a reason: they’re warm, comforting, and, for many of us, invoke a feeling of nostalgia. But sometimes, it can be fun and exciting think outside the box – perhaps even start a new tradition. This year, flip the script on the norm and celebrate a non-traditional Thanksgiving!

Spa

Top Three Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt

Not Just Your Average Seasoning

If you’ve recently taken a stroll through your local health food store, you may have seen pink Himalayan salt pop up seemingly out of nowhere. Truth is, this rosy-hued salt has been around for over 4 billion years, dating back to the Earth’s creation!

Though still hotly contested in the medical field, more studies are being conducted to show that Himalayan salt, whether consumed or in a rock lamp form, may have some impact on our well-being.

So, if you’re a believer, here are the top three health benefits (and, for the naysayers out there, take this with a grain of salt).

Leisure Travel, Things to Do

Plan Your Chicago Area Fall Getaway

A Day-Cation in the Suburbs: Autumn in the Midwest is Here

From crunchy leaves on the sidewalk to pumpkin spice lattes, fall is definitely in the air! With the arrival of one of the most celebrated seasons in the Midwest, now is the most colorful time to plan your Chicago area fall getaway.

Check out these must-see attractions during your stay to make the most out of the season. 

Meetings & Events, Things to Do

The Rise of Room Escapes

Escape the Room…if You Can

What started as merely a video game in the early 2000’s has now become a full-fledged global trend. With Eaglewood Resort & Spa partnering with D.O.A., a local room escape experience, we thought now would be the perfect time to learn how this simple flash game turned into a worldwide phenomenon!

Leisure Travel, Things to Do

Travel Trend: Dogs Welcome!

Bring Your Four-Legged Friends on Your Next Trip

dog fetchDogs really are man’s best friend, so it’s no surprise that pet-friendly accommodations have become a ‘must’ on a traveler’s check list.

All across the country, dog owners are looking for resorts and activities that provide fun for both themselves and their canine counterparts. In fact, nearly 24 million Americans traveled with their dogs the past three years, according to the U.S. Travel Association.

And it’s not just about hotels allowing pets – it’s about an entire experience. Dog owners especially look for places that have a welcoming environment, including walking trails, parks, special dining menus, and even spa treatments tailored for their four-legged friends. Websites such as Bring Fido  and Dog Friendly have made finding the right spot for you even easier with a full array of travel listings including any additional pet fees and specific pet laws for your destination.

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.

Weddings

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!