Get Outdoorsing, Chicago!

Here are my recommendations for fun and affordable Chicago-area outdoor activities for the novice, the budgeteer, the outdoor-curious, the car-less, and the wanna-be camper.

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I have no idea what's in season.

But this is Chicago in the middle of winter. There's fucking nothing in season. Without modern highways, air freight, railroads, canning and other industrialized food processing techniques, refridgeration and chemical preservatives, no one could live here between September and May. I paid a little visit today to the Fulton Market, Chicago's meatpacking district of old - from Upton Sinclair days - till now.

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No one will tell you to take the bus in Paris (but why you should)

Taking the bus forces stumbling around a city, this breathing organism that one is simultaneously outside of as a visitor and yet temporarily a part of. You find things you weren't looking for.

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