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As much as we would love to personally write about every city in the world, that is just not possible! So, we are offering our readers the chance to tell us about their city!

Please read what we are looking for below to make sure you know the guidelines and what you can expect from me.

I can’t wait to hear all about where you live!

You must have personal experience in the location
the article must be at least 1000 words and following the format provided
You must include at least 5 good quality pictures you took yourself
(no obvious faces please)
No AI written content will be accepted and all articles will be checked for plagarism
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Post Guidelines

Pictures should be of iconic places, local parks, food to try, etc. You must take the pictures yourself and there should be no obvious faces. Picutres should be attached to the emailed article

Example: (Chicago)

  • Sue the Dinosaur at the Museum of Science and Industry
  • the “Bean”
  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Lake Michigan shore
  • Cubs Stadium

We are looking for high quality articles that will help our readers get to know your town, what they should see when they visit, and what makes your city special. We want to hear your authenic voice =)

  • Use Good grammar
  • Use quality descriptions and accurate information
  • Check for spelling errors
  • Oranize your contenby the Numbered Categories (right)
  • I want to stress again, you must have personal experience in the location
  • No AI written content
  • Article will be checked for plagarism.

Tell us what is so special about where you live and why people shoud visit in 1-3 paragraph summary.

Chicago is a vibrant city that should definitely be at the top of your travel bucket list! From iconic landmarks like the Willis Tower and Millennium Park to world-class museums like the Art Institute of Chicago, there is something for everyone in the Windy City.

One of the highlights of visiting Chicago is the incredible food scene. From deep-dish pizza to gourmet hot dogs, there are endless options to tempt your taste buds. Plus, Chicago is home to some of the best breweries and cocktail bars in the country, making it a foodie paradise.

But it’s not just the food that makes Chicago special. The city is also known for its stunning architecture, with famous buildings like the John Hancock Center and the Chicago Water Tower dotting the skyline. Exploring the city on foot or by boat on the Chicago River offers a unique perspective on its beauty.

Is there a better time of the year to visit? For example Washington DC is beautiful in the spring with all the blooming cherry blossoms. Chicago not only gets cold winters, but lake effect snow so consider visitin from April-November.

Tell me if your location is humid in the summer, hurrican prone in the fall, etc.

Tell us 10 things everyone who visits your city must plan to visit; these things should be unique to your city, or novelty places. Then give us 2 sentences explaining what it is and why it is special

***Please Link the Name of the location to the website so people can find hours/visiting information themselves.

Example: (Chicago)

  • Museum of Science and Industry – With over 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits, interactive displays, and mind-blowing demonstrations, this museum is perfect for visitors of all ages. From exploring a real-life German U-505 submarine to witnessing a 40-foot tornado vortex, there is truly something for everyone at the Museum of Science and Industry. You can even step inside a replica of a coal mine or witness a working model train display that spans over 3,500 feet!
  • Navy Pier: One of the main reasons to visit Navy Pier is the stunning views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan. One of the main reasons to visit Navy Pier is the stunning views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan
  • Millennium Park: Snap a selfie at the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture, also known as “The Bean,” and stroll through the beautiful gardens and fountains. The park hosts a variety of festivals, events, and activities throughout the year, making it a lively hub for both locals and tourists alike.
  • Lincoln Park Zoo: Admission to the Lincoln Park Zoo is free! With over 1,100 animals, there is so much to see and do! The lions, dolphins, and penguins are some of the most popular animals.
  • Shedd Aquarium: Not only is the Shedd Aquarium home to over 32,000 animals, but it also offers interactive exhibits, live animal presentations, and behind-the-scenes experiences that will leave you in awe of the wonders of the ocean. From white beluga whales to a massive 5 million US gal tank, penguins and an amazing reed exhibit – you will want to spend all day here!
  • Adler Planetarium: Discover the mysteries of space and astronomy through interactive exhibits and shows. Don’t miss out on a chance to see breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline from the Adler’s unique location along Lake Michigan.
  • The Art Institute of Chicago: Introduce your family to the world of art with a visit to this renowned museum featuring a diverse collection of works. One of the highlights of the museum is its collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces, including works by Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh.
  • Maggie Daley Park: This park is unlike any other you’ve ever visited, with its imaginative playgrounds, beautiful gardens, and breathtaking views of the city skyline. Let the kids run around and play in this expansive park featuring playgrounds, rock climbing walls, and mini-golf.
  • The Field Museum: Explore exhibits on natural history, including the towering T. rex Sue or the intricate mummies in the Ancient Egypt exhibit. My kids favorite is the Underground Adventure where you shrink down to the size of a bug and explore the world beneath our feet. This interactive exhibit is a hit with kids and adults alike.
  • Chicago Riverwalk: Take a stroll along the river, enjoy stunning views of the city skyline, and stop for a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants along the way.

What are some iconic, memorable, or local restaurants that tourists should visit. Dont’ tell me McDonalds unless you are the birthplace of McDonalds. Give us 1-2 sentences about what makes them special.

***Please Link the Name of the location to the website so people can find hours/visiting information themselves.

Example: (Chicago)

  • The Walnut Room – Located inside Macy’s on State Street, The Walnut Room is a Chicago tradition that has been serving up delicious comfort food for generations. Their famous chicken pot pie is a must-try!
  • The Purple Pig – This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant offers a wide variety of small plates perfect for sharing with the whole family. Don’t miss their famous milk-braised pork shoulder!
  • Portillo’s – Known for their mouthwatering Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches, Portillo’s is a must-visit for families looking for classic Chicago eats.
  • Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria – Serving up some of the best deep-dish pizza in the city, Lou Malnati’s is a Chicago staple that the whole family will love.
  • The Rainforest Cafe – Take your family on a culinary adventure at The Rainforest Cafe, where you can dine among animatronic animals and enjoy a fun and lively atmosphere.
  • 2Toots Train Whistle Grill offers a unique dining experience with seating around the tracks, serving up classic American dishes delivered by an electric train.
  • Oberweiss is our family favorite ice cream shop of all time. They serve the creamiest, most delicious treats. Their chocolate peanut butter and mit chip is amazing!

While you may not know the best hotels (please include them if you do), you know some things out of town people do not. Give safety tips, best off-the-beaten path adventures, parks that are worth a visit for a picnic, best time of day to visit certain locations, etc. Is there public transportation available and easy to use?

**Include links if they are available

Example: (Chicago)

  • Consider purchasing a CityPASS, which will give you access to some of the city’s top attractions at a discounted price. This can save you money and time during your visit.
  • Start your visit with a stop at Millennium Park to see the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture, also known as “The Bean.” This is a great spot for family photos and to enjoy the beautiful green space.
  • Don’t forget to take a ride on the famous Navy Pier Ferris wheel for stunning views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan. There are also plenty of family-friendly attractions and activities to enjoy on the Pier.
  • Take a boat tour: See the city from a different perspective by taking a boat Tour on the Chicago River or Lake Michigan. Your kids will love learning about the city’s architecture and history while cruising along the water.
  • Head to the suburbs to visit Brookfield Zoo, Morton Arboretum, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, or Kohl Children’s Museum
  • Stick to well-lit areas: When exploring the city, especially at night, try to stick to well-lit and busy areas. Avoid dark alleys and isolated areas.

If you had one day to take your best friend or sister around your city, how would you spend it and why. This helps us know what to prioritze, your favorite restaurant, etc.

**Include links if they are available
Example: (Chicago)

When my best friend came with her family into town, we decided to skip the touristy stuff since we all had kids in tow. Instead we head to Brookfield Zoo for the day. The kids love the huge ape building and watching all the baby gorillas. Another favorite was watching the polar bear and brown bears swimming in their exhibits. We refueld with Oberweiss mint chip shakes and headed to a concert at Ravinia where we listened to the Beach Boys.

Tell us how many days you would spend and what you would see/eat each day in a quick itinerary.

Example: see our post on Chicago