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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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!
Do you ever wish you had more quality family time -and less hectic frenzy!- during the holidays? Adventure Santa to the rescue! Adventure Santa is a new Christmas tradition that helps keep active families acting together. Check out our experience and find out where to get your own Adventure Santa. Happy active holidays!
Featuring photo props, food stops, and educational opps, Joliet is a great first stop heading west on Route 66!