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Adventure: Chile, South America
Temperature in Chile ranges from 70-90F year-round, but the best time to visit is in October because it rarely rains and the humidity is low. Chile is an incredible destination, which provides a very diverse range of activities (active, eco, cultural) as well as climates (desert, mountains and glacier).
Chicago-based iExplore, the #1 Web site for adventure travel, is currently offering $300 off privately guided tours to Chile.
For $3,095/person based on double occupancy, the trip includes accommodations for 10 nights, airport assistance and transfers, meals, tours and excursions. Travelers will visit Santiago, Villarrica [vee-uh-ree-kuh] (Lake District) and the Atacama Desert. This package must be booked by September 30 for travel through December 21, 2009.
Flights are available starting from $875 in October and November on Continental Airlines out of O'Hare.
For more information, visit www.iexplore.com or call 1-800-iEXPLORE.
Romance: Alsace-Lorraine, France
Abercrombie & Kent is offering a steal on a luxury barge cruise through the Alsace-Lorraine region in Northeast France, for travel October 3 - 9.
For $1,799.00/person based on double occupancy, this package includes a 7 day/6 night stay in a stateroom on a private barge called the "Lorraine", all meals and wine, escorted excursions and the use of bicycles. This rate is $1,000 less than this cruise typically costs.
The cruise begins in Strasbourg and guests will travel the Rhine and experience the beautiful valley of the Zorn River, visit a crystal factory and microbrewery, see the Notre Dame cathedral, enjoy wine tastings at the famous vineyards of Alsace, and more.
Lufthansa has best prices on airfare. Fly to Paris for $758 or directly into Strasbourg for $807.
To book, call Royal Travel and Tours at 1-800-747-7695, ext. 102.
Exotic: Delhi, India
Delhi, India is an unexpectedly great place to vacation in early fall when the weather is a pleasant 71°F. As one of the oldest cities in the world, Delhi is sprinkled with ancient monuments, fascinating museums, a thriving performing-arts scene and some of the best places to eat.
International travel site www.vayama.com has the best selection of low airfares for shoulder season travel and currently offers a fare for only $745.00 including tax and fees on Turkish Airlines out of O'Hare for travel now through November 15.
Starting around $120/night for a deluxe double room, stay at the stylish and modern Hotel Palace Heights.
To book this fare, visit vayama.com's deal page, www.vayama.com/specials, and enter "Delhi" into the search box.
Beach: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Apple Vacations is offering an amazing all-inclusive deal to Puerto Vallarta for travel between September 5 and October 31, 2009. Puerto Vallarta is a true Mexican paradise with a tropical climate and stunning white sandy beaches.
Starting from only $579.99/person for adults and $249.99/kid, this package includes a 7 night stay at the beautiful Riu Jalisco Hotel, roundtrip airfare on USA3000 out of O'Hare, all meals and beverages and airport transfers. Plus, each person receives a $25 Spa credit per stay.
For more information, visit www.applevacations.com. To book, contact Royal Travel and Tours at www.royal-travel.com or 1-800-747-7695.
Wednesday, September 2
5 Woodfield Road
Friday, Sept 4th
Sears Centre Arena
Thursday, September 3
Northeastern Illinois Rose Society Show and Sale
noon to 4:30 p.m.
QUESTION: Our family reunion was last month and my lawn is trampled and muddy in spots. Do I have to redo the entire lawn? -- Bruce from Chicago
Aerate when soil is moist
15 holes per square foot
QUESTION: I am a new home owner with a lawn that was neglected - it's thin and patchy in some areas, healthy in others. What should I do to fill in the bad spots? -- Georgia from Lisle
Rough up soil
Water daily to start
Gradually decrease watering
Ashley Madison Mobile
National Cheese Pizza Day - September 5
59 W. Grand Avenue
Friday, September 4
Gospel Heritage Month Kickoff
House of Blues
Sunday, September 6