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Need A Break From Chi-town?

The summer getaway you didn’t know you needed

Now, I’m not sure about y’all but this summer I’m def going to be in my bag trying to save up money, but I also plan on getting out of Chi-town from time to time. Summer is short, and should not be all work and no play. I’m here to give you some tips on traveling on a budget and to tell you about some easy-breezy getaways.

If you are planning on taking a trip anywhere, you def need to have apps like Hooper, AirBnB, and Southwest on your phone so you can properly plan. Also remember that places like Canada, NOLA, Florida, and Las Vegas aren’t expensive places to get to. You just have to make sure you plan these trips out to a “T.” However, if you and your friends or bae just want to go on a quick weekend getaway here are three places you can easily get to.


Indiana is literally a little over an hour away depending on what part of the city you are in. Indy is a booming city and has a great nightlife if you just want to get away from Chicago for a few days. All you’ve got to do is check Eventbrite to see what’s happening in the city during the time that you want to go. If you want information about what’s poppin’ in the city visit:

Wisconsin Dells:

The Dells was my favorite place to go when I was 10 and just because you’re older doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the Dells like you used to. All you’ve got to do is fill up your tank and book a room at your favorite resort. The Dells is about two hours away depending on where you are in the city. My favorite resort is Mt. Olympus, but there are so many in the city and you can def find discounts on Groupon.

Photos courtesy of Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau or WDVCB


Now ATL isn’t a couple of hours away by car, but the flight is. If you look on a Tuesday, you can find some cheap flights to get there. But, if you’re up for a road trip it’s doable. This summer there are so many events going on in ATL this summer like AGP (Atlanta Greek Picnic) and Freaknik. If you are trying to find a place to crash I bet you know someone who lives there because everyone and their mama is moving to ATL.

Be in your bag this summer, but don’t think that just because you’re working and taking care of your business that you have to stay in the city. Get away for a few days and enjoy yourself.


By Jordan Danae, Northern Illinois Alumna

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Written by Jordan Danae

Jordan Danaè, an urban literature nerd and a hip-hop enthusiast. Northern Illinois Alumna hailing from Louisville, Kentucky. I am because you are!

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