Welcome to Open Wide the World!
We are Homer, Julie and Mag, a multicultural family of three currently set in the Midwest region of the United States. But we haven't always been here. And we don't always stay here. Between us, we have lived in nine states and five countries, and have visited a total of 46 states and 13 countries. But this is just the beginning...
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Bike share. Craft beer. Historic district. Outdoor experience. Third wave coffee. Aurora is the ideal destination for Chicago urbanites looking to spend a day outside the City.
Chicago is Ground Zero of the Third Wave coffee movement. And even in the Chicago suburbs, direct trade / fair trade coffee can be found, if you know where to look. Here are our five favorite Third Wave coffee shops in Chicago’s West Suburbs.
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.
For the years you can't travel at Christmas, why not bring the world festivities home? We have compiled recipes for our five favorite holiday cocktails from around the world!