Out and About with Compass: Easter Brunch at the Morton Arboretum

Posted by Emma Johnson on 4/13/17 9:30 AM

Brunch is always a good idea, but it’s an especially appropriate way to celebrate a special event or holiday with your friends and family. This weekend, save yourself the stress of cooking and hosting Easter, and visit the Morton Arboretum for some beautiful scenery and a delicious brunch!

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Out and About with Compass: Lincoln Park Zoo Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Posted by Emma Johnson on 4/11/17 9:30 AM

Spring is in full swing in Chicagoland! We’ve enjoyed some nice weather, the rain has brought flowers and green grass, and Easter is approaching fast! If you haven't planned an Easter outing yet, come celebrate the holiday this weekend at the Lincoln Park Zoo's Easter Egg-Stravaganza!

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Out and About with Compass: Hippo Campus

Posted by Emma Johnson on 4/6/17 9:30 AM

April showers bring...lots of time cooped up indoors! While we wait for the sunshine to make its appearance again in Chicagoland, bring your kids to Hippo Campus, in Volo, for some fun as they use their brains and bodies to explore and learn!

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Out and About with Compass: Bike and Roll Chicago

Posted by Emma Johnson on 4/4/17 9:30 AM

Chicago has world famous architecture, five star restaurants, and some amazing opportunities for recreation and entertainment.  If you're looking to see the sights of the city, or have an out-of-town guest who wants a peek at all that Chicago has to offer, plan an active biking adventure with Bike and Roll Chicago!

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Out and About with Compass: North Pond Nature Sanctuary

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/30/17 9:30 AM

Sometimes, in the middle of a busy urban area like Chicago, you find a natural wonderland where the cars, skyscrapers, and hustle and bustle of city life feels far away. This is exactly what you’ll discover when you visit North Pond Nature Sanctuary in Lincoln Park.

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Out and About with Compass: The Lakefront Trail

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/23/17 9:30 AM

Lake Michigan, with it’s beautiful water, waves and wildlife, and expansive shoreline is arguably Chicago’s finest asset! It provides our city with many necessities, but also hours of recreation and stunning views. This spring, take a trip down the Lakefront Trail, stretching 18 miles along Lake Michigan’s coast, for a state-of-the-art tour of the city of Chicago.

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Out and About with Compass: Elk Grove Historical Museum

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/14/17 9:30 AM

Those of us who call Chicago home are well versed in the history of the city. From the Great Chicago Fire and The World’s Fair, to Al Capone’s influence and the growth of industry, we have a wealth of knowledge about our great city! However, we often can’t say the same about the surrounding suburbs! Many cities have their own regional history museums, and today we’re featuring the Elk Grove Historical Museum!

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Out and About with Compass: Maple Syrup Festival

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/9/17 9:30 AM

Everyone enjoys a tall stack of pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast, but very few of us understand exactly what it takes to get that delicious drizzle from the tree to our plates! It's currently sugaring season, which makes it the perfect time to learn! Head over to the North Park Village Nature Center on March 25th for their FREE Maple Syrup Festival!

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Out and About with Compass: Funtopia

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/7/17 9:30 AM

In the coming months, the weather is hit and miss. On days when you want to get out of the house but it’s more reminiscent of winter than spring, put a trip to Funtopia, located in Glenview, on your list! It will provide a day of fun and adventure for the kids in your life!

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Out and About with Compass: Chicagoland Escape Rooms

Posted by Emma Johnson on 2/28/17 9:30 AM

There’s a new trend making everything from kids’ birthday parties and date nights, to corporate team events more exciting and suspenseful…an escape room! An escape room is a physical adventure game where you and other participants are locked in a room and use clues and props within the space to solve a puzzle within a set time limit. In order to be successful you need strong time management, teamwork, and persistence! Even if you don’t make it in time, you’ll still have a blast, and you’ll have stories to share during dinner afterwards! Check out any of the escape rooms below, located all over Chicagoland, for an energizing activity that’s out of the ordinary and unique! Gather up a group, and good luck!

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