StayPineapple Chicago: Historic Hotel with a Playful Vibe–and Cupcakes

(This post was updated in January 2020.) Pineapple Hospitality Group is a small boutique-hotel chain you should know. The family-owned hotelier, founded in 2011 and based in Bellevue, Wash., operates eight unique hotels in prime locations across the country. Seven are on the West Coast. The newest is a historic Midwestern property–The Alise Chicago, now […]


ILLUMINATION: TREE LIGHTS AT MORTON ARBORETUM Lisle, Illinois Through January 2, 2016 It’s one thing to drive through a decorated subdivision to admire the festive lights. It’s quite another to stroll through a darkened forest that surrounds you with a spectacle of light and sound. That’s what “Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum” in west […]

Lunch and Learn at Chicago's Historic Intercontinental Hotel

The Tech & Travel media gathering at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile integrated family travel, automobile tech upgrades and search optimization for bloggers. All this in one compact educational program plus an elegant three-course lunch. The event was sponsored by and The historic hotel was built in 1929 as a private athletic club […]