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Best Places to Watch NFL Games in Wicker Park

Now that the NFL season is upon us, you may be wondering where in Wicker Park y

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Where to Watch Your Sports Team in Chicago: NFL Edition

We know how hard it can be to not be able to watch your favorite NFL team while you’re away from home. For those fans that have a fancy package that lets them watch their team on a mobile device, good for you. You can stop reading this if you want. Another option might be   


Visit These Famous Movie Scene Locations in Chicago

O’Hare Airport Home Alone, Sleepless in Seattle It’s kind of hard to avoid this location when visiting Chicago, especially travelling internationally. O’hare might be the bane of some traveler’s existence, but it’s also home to a few movie scenes. Remember the movie Home Alone? Of course you do! The scene where the family was rushing   


We Now Have Beer!

Holiday Jones is pleased to announce that they are now serving adult beverages. 5411 Empanadas located within Holiday Jones, now offers a variety of beers on draft as well as wine. We would love to give list of all the beers we have on draft, but it’s such a new thing that the current writer   


Best Running Paths in Chicago

Chicago is a running city. The Chicago Marathon is the second largest marathon in the world. New York is the biggest, once again fueling Chicago’s inferiority complex to New York. Last year’s Chicago Marathon had 40,595 finishers. It’s become so large that a lottery system was set in place and 71,300 runners applied in 2014.   


Lollapalooza Preparation Guide

Lollapalooza is a huge weekend for Chicago. An influx of travelers from all around the world are coming to town to partake in one of the biggest music festivals in the country. This year is poised to be awesome with huge headliners like Paul McCartney, Metallica, Alt-j and the Alabama Shakes. It’s also going to be   


Visiting Chicago On A Budget: Tour Edition

Last week we posted on how to visit Chicago on a budget: Food Edition. This week’s Chicago on a Budget will go over free and cheap/discounted tours. There are a lot of tours that take place all over Chicago (check out our Chicago tours page here to see all tours going on Chicago). However, tours   


Why Hostels Are Becoming More Popular in the US

Hostels have long been associated as a European way to travel, specifically for young backpackers on a budget. Recently there has been a new trend within the hostel world involving upscale hostels. This new trend has brought on some heavy hitting investors such as AllienceBerstein LP and Invesco LTD, to invest in major hostel chains like   


The Best Streets in Wicker Park for Architecture Lovers

We’ve found some of the best Architecture in the Wicker Park neighborhood and created a tour as well as a list of the featured houses with pictures. For anyone visiting Holiday Jones in the coming months, we recommend taking some time and walking around the neighborhood. Follow our tour and check out some of the   


Holiday Jones Receives 2015 TripAdivsor Certificate of Excellence

We’re very excited and proud to announce that Holiday Jones received the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. TripAdvisor states that the Certificate of Excellence “is awarded to properties that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor”. Our top priority is taking care of our guests and making sure we go above and beyond for all   


7 Reasons Chicago is Best in Winter

We can all agree Chicago is an incessant blast in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.  But what about the Winter time?  A lot of people make the greenhorn mistake of writing off America’s greatest city when temperatures dip below freezing, and everything is encased in an opaque layer of snow and ice.  However, Winter is