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08 May
Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan.
Popular Boating Destinations in and Around Chicago
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Boating in Chicago is as good as it gets. From the extensive harbor system along Lake Michigan to boating through the downtown Chicago River, the Windy City is a boater’s dream. There are also excellent fishing and sailing options around Chicago within a vast river system. The Metro Self Storage team is here to help...

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26 Dec
People ice skating at Rockefeller Center
The Best Cities for Outdoor Ice Skating in December
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From New York City’s glittering skyline to the heartwarming traditions of Chicago, the best places for ice skating offer unforgettable experiences. If gliding through the Windy City’s towering skyscrapers is on your bucket list, don’t miss the Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon. Unique to Chicago, the ribbon is a winding ice-covered path twice the length...

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28 Nov
Happy friends gathered outside a tent.
The Ultimate Winter Camping Gear Guide for Outdoor Enthusiasts
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Summer’s over, and the days are getting shorter and colder, but autumn and winter are still a great time to go camping. Winter camping offers a lot of perks, too. It’s invigorating, and there are fewer crowds (and bugs!), giving you an opportunity to enjoy a different side of mother nature. Camping outdoors in the...

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21 Nov
Happy couple in winter gear holing up a key.
DIY Move in Winter? How to Hire Movers
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If you’re planning a DIY move during winter, there are several things to consider to make the transition as stress-free as possible. The busiest time to move is May through September, primarily due to good weather conditions and families working around their children’s school schedule. However, moving during the off-season—winter through early spring— when there...

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01 Nov
Skyline of Georgia in the fall
10 Georgia State Parks for Enjoying Stunning Warmer Weather
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Georgia is a great place to live no matter what time of year it is even though summer temperatures can sometimes be trying. However, something magical happens when Georgians feel autumn in the air. It’s time to pull out our favorite sweaters and head outdoors for the change of seasons. So whether you’re planning a...

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24 Oct
A deep orange sunset over a state park near Chicago
7 Best State Parks Near Chicago to Visit During Fall
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Chicago is world-renowned for its architecture and diverse culture, but less known is how the Windy City takes on a unique appeal during fall. The city’s parks, such as Millennium Park and Grant Park, transform into colorful landscapes, offering ideal spots for leisurely walks and picnics under the changing trees.  Moreover, Chicago’s distinct neighborhoods, each...

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