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Our 5 Favorite Things at Worlds of Fun WinterFest + 5 Tips for Your Trip

Kansas City's Worlds of Fun theme park presents a new family holiday tradition: WinterFest! For five wonder-filled weeks, Worlds of Fun is transformed from theme park to magical winter wonderland. Millions of lights; dozens of shows, rides and attractions; sweet treats galore; nightly snowfall; and even a elf with a pair of reindeer. This is one holiday event not to miss! 

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Día de los Muertos - A Traveler's Guide to Altares y Ofrendas

As more and more cities around the U.S. are embracing the Mexican/Latin American tradition of “Día de los Muertos,” travelers are increasingly likely to encounter “altares de muertos” and the accompanying "ofrendas." To more fully appreciate a travel encounter with altares y ofrendas, it is important to understand a traditional altar's basic structure and the meaning of its offerings.

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Ancient Chinese Symbolism in Modern Chinatown Chicago

Chinatown is one of our favorite spots to spend a day around Chicago. But more than just a neighborhood with good food and intriguing markets, Chicago's Chinatown can connect visitors in-the-know with a small slice of history and Chinese symbolism. Watch for these fascinating elements on your next visit to better engage with Chinatown.

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