Firefly Watching on Palawan's Iwahig River, Philippines

Everything about this place -- the calm and quiet, the water, the moonlight, the fireflies -- tipped my mind over, poured out my cares and spilled away the needless worries, and emptied me so completely that good things could find their way inside my heart again.

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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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