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2017 Travel Guide

The Locals’ Guide to Far-Flung Places

Cabin fever getting you down? Hop a nonstop flight to one of these eight exciting foreign destinations. Your guides: eight Chicagoans who know the lay of the land like natives.

Interviews by Nina Kokotas Hahn

Published Dec. 20, 2016

San Salvador, El Salvador

Take a beach vacation in a coffee lovers’ paradise

Reykjavík, Iceland

Spend the weekend in Europe’s capital of cool


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Explore soaring marvels in a desert playground

New Delhi, India

Stroll among cultural treasures


São Paulo, Brazil

Go on a street-savvy shopping spree

Tokyo, Japan

Eat like a local in a food-obsessed city


Warsaw, Poland

Buy exquisite baubles in an arts and crafts mecca

Turks and Caicos

Dive a pristine barrier reef
Background photo: A street in New Delhi, one of many intriguing overseas cities accessible by a nonstop flight from Chicago  Photo: Getty Images


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