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What is a JIFU Buddypass?

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Unsold inventory hurts the bottom line. Empty seats, unsold rooms, and unrented cars must be sold, even if it’s at prices well below retail. Travel providers secretly share their unsold remnant inventory to online travel providers.

How can JIFU offer average discounts of 33-44% savings on hotels compared to the big name websites? It’s simple, we all get access to hotels, condos, excursions, activities, cruises, and rental cars from the same place at the same prices. To make a profit and pay for advertising, other “discount” travel sites mark the prices up. At JIFU, we take those savings and pass them directly on to you, our members.

If JIFU doesn’t mark up the prices like the other sites, how does JIFU and its Member Affiliates make money? Instead of marking your prices way up like the other sites, JIFU is a month-to-month membership with prices as low as $25 for unlimited travel benefits and full access to hotels, condominiums, theme parks, excursions, rental cars, cruises and more.

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The Road Less Traveled

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Here at JIFU, we want you to explore your world and expand your own epic life, and its never too early to start planning. Here are ten of the most incredible places that are often overlooked or skipped over because they can be more difficult to get to. However, as any wanderlusting person knows, the road less traveled often leads to the most astonishing locations and experiences.

1. Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa

Tsitsikamma National Park is part of the greater Garden Route National Park in South Africa. This hidden gem has everything an adventurer could ever want. There are forests that back themselves up to a gorgeous ocean view where you can watch a variety of marine wildlife. The Otter Trail is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world, full of breathtaking views.

2. Sarandë, Albania

This location is full of historical sights and stunning views. Though it is a quintessential Mediterranean town, the beaches and sights are secluded and private, a far cry for the crowded touristy Greek island of Corfu, which is more well known. Explore ancient ruins or lounge near the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea. 

3. Anguilla

The island of Anguilla offers everything that the other Caribbean Islands do…except the massive quantities of people who flock there. Anguilla is the perfect place for the individuals who want to dive off the beaten path, but also enjoy their fair share of pampering. The beaches are gorgeous, but the people are even better! 

 

4. Valparaíso, Chile

If you’re a bigger fan of exploring cities, rather than the great outdoors, Valparaíso is ideal for you, though there is plenty of nature to enjoy as well. This is a city full of historical, colorful architecture which is sure to inspire joy and fascination. Check out the famous seafood and relaxed surfing culture.

5. Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, Japan

If you are looking for a get-away that really is off the beaten path, look no further than the historic and remote villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. These villages are located in the Shogawa River Valley near the daunting Northern Alps. The rustic architecture, incredible historical lore, and stunning landscapes make the journey well worth it. 

6. Ladakh, India

Welcome to another mountainous get-away, this time located in India between the Karakoram and Himalayan mountains. The craggy cliffs make it a perfect location for mountaineers, but the rich culture of the people, who are mostly Tibetan Buddhist. In fact, JIFU offers several deals on tours of the gorgeous temples that abound.

7. Oedo Botania, South Korea

Oedo Botania is located on a once barren island that was transformed into a majestic and diverse botanical garden. The island is covered in gorgeous foliage that fills the air with the sweet smell of flowers. This unique spot is truly a hidden gem, accessible only by a 20-minute ferry from the nearby Geoje-si island.

8.Assateague Island, Virginia and Maryland, United States

Assateague Island is a 37 mile long island along the coasts of both Maryland and Virginia. The island is a preserved National Seashore was created to protect the coast, meaning that the white sandy beaches are pristine and nearly untouched. Aside from outdoor recreation and incredible bird watching,  Assateague is known for its wild ponies who have survived on the island for centuries and bring an interesting flair to the otherwise nautical landscape. 

9. Island of Gozo, Malta

Part of the Maltese archipelago, Gozo is full of interesting history if you can look past the idyllic waters and white beaches. The island is full of sleepy towns people and quaint beach towns, but Gozo is actually Calypso’s Isle that is described in Homer’s Odyssey. Visitors are able to go scuba diving and snorkeling, but, since the location is only accessible by ferry, it is far less crowded than the bigger islands nearby.

10. León, Nicaragua

Though Leon is Nicaragua’s second largest city, world travelers often skip over the beautiful art and history that can be found there (much to their detriment). The city and people are known for being authentic, which, of course, translates into a very special authentic experience for any lucky visitor. The gorgeous people, stunning architecture, and jaw-dropping landscapes make for a perfect adventurous vacation hidden in plain sight. 

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Sanitary Stay: Cleaning Policies in Hotels

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When traveling, for leisure or professionally, a hotel room is supposed to be our safe haven and offer respite from a long work day or many hours full of adventure. You expect the best because you deserve the best, and your standards have probably risen in reaction to the global pandemic. 

In turn, the largest hotel corporations have also enacted strict sanitization policies to protect their guests. JIFU partners with the most trusted in the business to bring you great deals on incredible places to stay, even in these times. 

 Marriott International works closely with trusted organizations like the CDC and WHO to make sure they are following guidelines. Out of this has sprung their “Commitment to Clean” manifesto. As Marriott puts it, they are “committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols.” 

Another hospitality company that JIFU offers discounts on is Hyatt, who have also created a new set of cleanliness standards. This is their “Global Care and Cleanliness Commitment,” where they promise enhanced levels of sanitization. 

Many hotels are increasing accessibility to contactless check-in. As Hilton details in their April 2020 press release, guests are able to check-in online and get a mobile room key. Specifically, Hilton has created what they call “Hilton CleanStay with Lysol Protection.” This is a partnership  with RB, makers of Lysol® & Dettol®*,  in an effort to maintain a high level of cleanliness. 

Hotels and hospitality venues have expanded and strengthened their sanitization protocols and policies to put your worries to rest. The way that we travel has changed, but adventure still awaits those who yearn for it.

 

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JIFUtravel Will Save You Money

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Don’t think JIFU Travel can save you money on your next vacation? Think again!!

 

This video introduces us to Savannah and Ashley, two adventurous ladies who love to travel. They share the same passion for exploration, but they have one massive difference….Ashley is a JIFU member. The two went on the exact same vacation, but Ashley saved 40% as compared to Savannah, who thought that JIFU’s deals were too good to be true(big mistake). 

Here’s how it works:  when a hotel, rental car, airline or cruise ship has vacancies, they upload them to a database at a huge discount. Then the travel sites, including JIFU, get special access to these highly discounted rates. The big sites mark the prices up for their customers, JIFU doesn’t. 

With a JIFU monthly membership, members access that SAME inventory with NO markup. JIFU members score with deals not available to the public. This way, members know they are getting the best deal out there with no surprise markups at the end of the checkout process. 

Ashley saved enough money to stay another three days, all thanks to JIFU. Don’t be like Savannah and get started FREE with JIFU today! 

Top 6 Fall Vacation Destinations

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Fall has fallen in the northern hemisphere, and we are reminded of the stunning beauty of autumn. We have collected six of the most beautiful places to visit during this time of year. Feast your eyes, and gain some much needed travel inspo!

1. Kyoto, Japan

Fall in Kyoto, Japan is one of the most beautiful sights one could ever hope to lay their eyes on. The autumn colors are just as beautiful as the far more popular cherry blossoms. Visit Japan during peak fall-time, which lasts from October 15  to December 15. The peak is around November 15.

 

2. Million Dollar Highway (US Route 550), Colorado

Whether you rent a car or drive your own, this location offers the perfect opportunity for some fall time cruisin’. The highway is situated by the stunning San Juan mountain range. The Million Dollar Highway reportedly cost a million dollars per mile to build, and the breathtaking views are worth every cent.

3. Highlands, Scotland

Autumn in Scotland is vastly underrated. Pack your warm fall clothes and prepare for endless fall photo opportunities. 1/5 of Scotland is covered in trees, many of which are deciduous and display a stunning array of captivating colors. The ideal time to visit the Highlands is early September.

 

4. Jiuzhai Valley National Park, China

This is a spot that is widely noted for its extraordinary plethora of natural wonders. It is recommended that visitors come in November for gorgeous scenery and a higher chance to enter the park. The park only allows 5,000 visitors each day, so buy your tickets early. JIFU also has special deals on fall tours in Beijing! 

5. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

This is a fairy-tale castle come to life, only complimented by the bright fall scenery. Neuschwanstein Castle is located in Bavaria, near the town of Fussen. The Alps is shockingly beautiful all year round, but especially in the fall. The castle is reportedly what inspired Walt Disney to create the Magic Kingdom, and, of course, JIFU has the best deals on a private tours of the castle. 

6. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam’s famous canals are lined by 400,000 trees that help bind the banks together, which makes for yet another perfectly picturesque view. This is the perfect place for city-lovers who still want to have the full fall experience. Quick tip: Amsterdam does Halloween right, so an October visit would be ideal. The autumn skies in Amsterdam are also legendary and well worth the trip! 

Fall doesn’t get the attention it deserves, and JIFU’s travel portal is here to help you discover awe-inspiring landscapes all over the world. Grab your suitcase and your fuzziest sweater, and plan your next fall vacation now!

 

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Air Travel Safety

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You’ve planned your next trip and you’re excited to finally scratch that travel itch, but you’re unsure what the “new normal” at the airport will be. Not to worry! We have gathered some of the most helpful tips that will prove beneficial to any traveler and don’t forget to read our post about pre-travel preparation packing list. Each airport is doing different things to ensure the safety of their passengers, but these universal recommendations will make your flight more relaxing and enjoyable.

Touchless Check-in

Let's start at the beginning: check-in. Most airports and air transportation companies will have touchless options, which can not only reduce your exposure to surface germs, but can make on-boarding even faster than usual. This includes getting an online boarding pass, prepaying baggage fees, and printing your own luggage tags.

Screening Process (American TSA)

Yes, screening is still required, but there are a few changes to be aware of. Every passenger is now permitted to have one container of hand sanitizer up to 12 ounces in a carry-on bag. Another notable change is that personal belongings like keys, phones, and wallets should be placed in your carry-on bag instead of the bin to avoid cross-contamination. TSA agents are also being required to wear face masks and shields, as well as change their gloves after every pat down.

Air Circulation


By now you’ve made it into the plane and you’re ready for the flight, but you may still be concerned about the air quality in the cabin. Nearly all airplanes have filters that take 99.9% of contaminated particles from the air, while bringing in fresh outside air. Take note: it is a myth that airplanes recycle 100% of the air. In fact, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency found that the air in the cabin of the plane is similar or better to the air quality in normal indoor environments.

Limited Cabin Capacity

Airlines are also taking precautions by limiting the capacity of each flight. Most major airlines are operating at 50-60% capacity as compared to other years. To ensure proper social distancing, some airlines are blocking people from sitting in middle seats. This also means that there are less tickets available, so it would be beneficial to buy tickets from our Travel Portal in advance to make sure you snag a seat.

Personal Health Questions

Be prepared to answer some questions about your personal health, before and after your flight. Depending on where you are, where you are going, and what your airline of choice is, you may have to provide some information or temperature screening. Do your research (or stay up to date with this blog) to see the requirements of your destination. Save yourself any surprises by making sure that you have a normal body temperature, and never fly when you are sick.

These are just a few pieces of advice that will help you know what to expect when traveling domestically or internationally. Airlines are doing what they can to make sure that their passengers are safe, whether visiting a exotic location or flying to see loved ones, and JIFU is no different. We want you to live life to its fullest potential, all while adapting to our transforming world. 

 

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20 Travel Essentials for 2020

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While you may not be traveling as much as previous years, the world is starting to open its arms back up to those with a nomadic lifestyle. Even so, the way that we move through the world has irrevocably changed. Here is a list of some of the items that will make your foray into the world as seamless as possible.

1. Sanitizing wipes 

This may have been in your traveling arsenal already, but we recommend taking a closer look at the kind of sanitizing wipes you’re using. Because we are using them more frequently than ever, it is best to use ones without parabens, fragrance, and phenoxyethanol (a nasty preservative). A great option that also happens to be easy on the bank is Honest Company’s alcohol wipes. These even contain aloe in case you want to use them on your skin. 

2. Mask

Eight months ago, a face mask probably wouldn’t be very high on your list of travel must-haves, but now it’s an essential item. While cloth face masks are more sustainable, disposable ones are preferred for traveling. Most health organizations recommend washing a cloth mask after each use, and that’s not always an option when on a trip. Be sure to grab a mask that fits your face properly; the more personalized your mask the more comfortable it will be! 

3. UV Sterilizer 

Once you get your (clean) hands on a UV sterilization box, you’ll never go back! This is a piece of technology that kills the germs on all of your everyday use items. Wiping down surfaces work well, but it can get tricky with electronic devices. UV sterilization boxes and devices kill bacteria without damaging your smartphones and tablets. Our pick is the 59S UV Sterilizer Box For Household Equipment. This one is great because it is large enough for more than just your phone and it can still fit easily in your suitcase. 

4. Hand Sanitizer 

This may seem like a no-brainer, but hand sanitizer is one of the most important things to bring on any trip, abroad or not. With as much sanitizer as we are using these days, it’s important to keep a careful eye on the ingredients to ensure you are not using any products that damage your skin. We recommend using one with moisturizing properties and a smell that won’t make you crinkle your nose. Touchland makes a sleek sanitizer that not only smells great but is dermatologist recommended. 

5. Hand and Body Lotion 

Even with a hand sanitizer that is dermatologist tested, frequent travelers can suffer from dry hands. To avoid this, we suggest carrying a bottle of hand lotion. An unscented lotion will prevent allergic reactions and keep your hands moisturized and healed. A great option is the Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion because it is non-greasy and comes in a convenient travel size. 

6. Water Bottle Purifier

You will discover that many public areas have turned off the water to their drinking fountains and restaurants refuse to fill a water bottle, all in an effort to reduce the spread of germs. You could bring plastic water bottles, but a more efficient option is a filtered reusable bottle. Hydration is key to health, and this way you can have water no matter where your journey takes you. Brita and LifeStraw both make great options, depending on your needs. 

7. Electric Thermometer

A frequent traveler should get used to taking their temperature regularly. Though it may seem uncomfortable, an electric thermometer can make the process so easy you’ll become used to it in no time. The average person will usually have a temperature of 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C). It is very handy to carry your own thermometer because many places require a temp check before entry. iHealth makes a very nifty non-contact infrared option, so you can test your traveling partners without worry! 

8. Information 

It’s important to become familiar with the regulations of the area you are planning on visiting. Every country, state, and city can have different rules, and planning ahead can prepare you for what to expect. The local government usually has a breakdown of the information visitors will need on their websites. 

9. Snacks 

Even though businesses are tentatively opening up, it is a good idea to bring more snacks than usual on your trip. Many airports and cities do not have food as easily available as they once did. Bringing your own food will ensure that you won’t have to rely on corner shops that may or may not be open. 

10. Your own pen 

Trust us, bringing your own pen along with you will come in handy more often than you might think. You can pick your favorite one, the one that glides deliciously across the page, and save yourself from using a pen that thousands of other people may have used. The Fisher Space pen is an investment we recommend because you can use it in extreme temperatures and it is also airplane safe, meaning it won’t leak ink when the pressure changes.

11. Reusable Silicone Bags

Throwing in a few reusable snack bags to your carry on can be a total game changer. While being sustainable, you can pack your snacks in these bags without worrying about saving old, gross plastic bags. The best part is that you are able to safely microwave the bags in your hotel room if you decide to bring a snack best served warm. They are made from silicone, making them very easy to clean.

12. Face cleansing wipes 

It is no secret that traveling can be hard on your skin, so it is important to keep a face cleansing wipe on hand, especially now that you will be wearing a mask. If you have been racing to catch a plane or sweating in the beautiful sun of your destination, face wipes are an easy way to make sure that the bacteria stuck under your mask doesn’t turn into acne. We love the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths because they are kind to your skin, while still being able to cleanse the skin under a beard. 

13. Antibacterial lip balm 

Even though you will be using your filtered water bottle to stay hydrated, chapped lips are sometimes inevitable when traveling. Be sure to stock up on a lip balm that not only protects your lips from cracking, but also protects you from germs. There are products on the market that are formulated with germ-fighting ingredients that are gentle on your lips. 

14. Vitamins

Even though you may already integrate vitamins into your daily regimen, it can be easy to forget to bring them on a trip. Boring as it may seem, vitamins can help a travel weary body ward off illness. 

15. Emergen-c

To be more specific, Vitamin C is a well known antioxidant that assists your body in healing. Bringing along a powder version that can be mixed into water is an easy way to boost your immune system. The orange flavored Emergen-C is a classic, but the company makes several other options, including acai berry and cranberry-pomegranate.  

16. Food delivery app 

Food delivery apps for smartphones are a great way to get yummy food delivered straight to your location. Even if the restaurants themselves do not deliver, oftentimes food delivery apps will! It can also be a great way to look at the dining options in an unfamiliar area. A few examples of the apps include DoorDash and GrubHub.  

17. Electronic Maps

Whether you have an Apple iPhone or an Android, downloading a separate app for your travels can be beneficial. Do your research and find a map that best suits your needs. If you plan on visiting a large city, download Citymapper to easily find public transportation. If you plan on hiking, running, and cycling, download AllTrails to look for the best trails in your area. There are hundreds of other apps that are tailored to your needs. 

18. Portable Chargers

Portable chargers are a necessity when it comes to any trip. Any seasoned traveler will know how much easier they make keeping your devices at 100%. It is also a much more sanitary option than using a wall charger that hundreds of hands have touched. MyCharge makes a powerful charger that is sleek enough to slide into any carry on. 

19. Gloves

Disposable gloves can help you stay safe from germs in public places. It’s another added layer of protection, but wearers should be sure to dispose of the gloves right away. It is also important to make sure not to touch your face while wearing the gloves. Regular latex gloves are not recyclable and can be wasteful, but luckily Vegware makes compostable food prep gloves. These gloves are also made from a plant-based material! 

20. Disinfectant Spray

Yes, we know we included a lot of sanitizing options in this list, but that’s part of traveling in 2020! Disinfectant spray is a great option for sanitizing without touching the object. On a road trip? Spray down the gas pump handle before refueling, and head safely down the road to your next incredible destination. Flying to a gorgeous location? Spray down the airplane seat and settle in for a relaxing flight. 

 

 

 

 

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My Beach Must Have’s!

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Sunny Days are Here to Stay! Being from Southern California I have spent countless hours at the beach, and I have some awesome tips for your next summer getaway. So let me give you my beach must-haves! 

 

The sun can be draining and that’s why you gotta make sure you stay nourished! First things first, nothing tastes better than fruit at the beach! Fresh strawberries, kiwi, and some pineapple pieces? YUM. There is just something so refreshing about it! I love to make little fruit kabobs and stick them in my cooler, so easy and you’re less likely to get sand all over them! You can mix whatever fruits you like! I get a ton of my favorite recipes from the Food Network. 

 

 

Swimming, playing games, surfing, and just laying in the sun really makes you thirsty! Obviously water is the best choice to keep you hydrated but sometimes you just wanna mix it up. Easy and delicious ( here’s a good recipe) all you gotta do is cut up some strawberries, lime pieces, and some basil! Add it all together and mix it up with ice! Add in carbonated water if you wanna get that crisp taste! This is so refreshing and yummy as well! 

 

 

 

We got snacks and drinks covered so let’s get into the games! Now I love to play a little sand volleyball but if I’m bringing a game, I’m definitely bringing  Spikeball ! Fast-paced, fun, and competitive, this game is always a crowd pleaser! All you need is 4 players and you got yourself a fun game to play all afternoon! 

 

 

 

 

I absolutely love the feeling of laying out in the sun after swimming, now to do that you gotta make sure your towels up to par! My personal favorite is those big fluffy ones that look like there for two people, that way you keep the sand off you while you dry! Go to Amazon and look up oversized beach towels and you can have your pick! Any color works, but it’s summertime! Let’s get colorful, pick a fun pattern or a bright yellow or red!

 

 

Now if you love to tan let me put you on my favorite tanning sprays! I’ll give you my top two tanning sprays one with no SPF and one with some! 

The Hawaiian Tropic Dark tanning oil is cheap and totally delicious smelling! This stuff really works so be careful with how long you layout and how much you use. Be responsible with your skin and I recommend wearing sunscreen with this stuff! Now a close second with the benefit of SPF is  Sunbum Tanning oil, this one is moisturizing and smells like coconuts with SPF 15!

 

Summertime and feelin’ fine! Go out and catch some rays at the beach! Always remember to leave footprints of kindness wherever you go!

 

Top 5 Travel Tips

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Hey! I’m Kendall, a Southern California native with a passion for adventure, I’ve been lucky enough to travel a lot through my life with my family, and with friends. I have picked up a lot of tips and tricks along the way and I want to share them with you!

Traveling can be daunting for new and even experienced travelers because of the unknown, but don’t let that stop you from going on vacation! I am here to help alleviate some of that stress by giving you my top 5 travel tips!

 

1. Pick 3

Deciding where to travel is one of the hardest parts of planning a vacation because I just want to go everywhere! But I’ve found that when you really think about it and narrow down your choices to a top 3, it makes deciding a lot easier. When thinking of these top choices, make sure you take into consideration the time of year, the language, and the safety of the countries you write down. Now that you have a top 3, you can pick which one looks best for the kind of trip you want!

2. When? 

So now that you have your location ironed out, you can choose the dates you wish to take the trip. This is an important factor in your travels because the time of year you go will dictate your activities, wardrobe, hotel availabilities, etc. Places like Hawaii and the Caribbean and places in Europe like Italy, Spain, and Greece are very popular summer destinations and their peak season is from Mid June- August. So make sure you take into account that you will have to buy tickets earlier, book hotels earlier, and be prepared for longer lines. But if you prepare correctly, you’re golden! Summer is always fun to travel places because of the sunshine and tan lines. But if you are a winter person and prefer to travel in the colder months, you will find some great deals and a less crowded experience. It is all up to you and your preferences. 

3. Let’s fly away! 

The trick with flying is to make it as easy as possible, so that means finding those flights that are either non-stop or only one stop. These flights will make your experience way less stressful, you can just sit back and let the pilot take you where you want to go. Now that you have your location and time of year you want to go, its time to buy that ticket! A rule of thumb when buying tickets is the earlier the better because more often then not ticket prices go up the closer to your departure date. Check prices a couple of times before you buy to find the cheapest deal. 

4. Hotels! 

It is my personal opinion that when you travel to a new city/country you want to find a hotel closest to all your activities, museums, shopping, food because it is cheaper to walk then take a taxi and you have less of a chance to get lost if you are closer to the things you plan to do and plan to see. Hotels can get expensive so make sure you also check out the Airbnb’s nearby as well, you could find a better deal with the same location. One more tip, if you choose a hotel, try and grab one with breakfast included, because that is less money you will spend on food during the day, and you can always make a little to-go bag with snacks!

5. Activities 

When planning a trip you wanna make sure you have your activities planned ahead of time to help with the long lines and to make sure you get in. Things get busy during summer months and the popular museums, restaurants, activities fill up fast! I think that planning your vacation ahead of time helps with all things! Make sure you list out and pick out the things you want to do and if tickets are needed, buy them before you leave! This makes the whole experience way less stressful, all you need is a printer and to make sure you have those papers in your travel bag. 

Now you have my top 5 Travel Tips and can take that leap into your next adventure!

 

 

 

 

5 Things to do in Chicago

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With Chicago being a melting pot of culture, there are many things to do when in town. By using the JIFU Travel Portal and the Activities tab, discounts are available for almost all activities you could think of. By selecting the Lifestyle tab, even discounts for restaurants can be found! Now, let’s get into 5 things to do in Chicago.  

Chicago Theatre

The iconic Chicago Theatre is a must-do when in Chicago. Hosting Broadway shows, musicals, plays, concerts, comedy performers, and so much more, there is always something going on in the Theatre. There are options to see the show or even take a tour of the Chicago Theatre, which was built in the year 1921. 

Skydeck Chicago 

Skydeck Chicago, also known as the Willis Tower, is a lookout on the 103rd floor. Not only is this an extremely tall building, but the floor is clear! The Skydeck is not for those afraid of heights, but if you’re looking for a slight adrenaline rush, this is for you. With being this high up on a clear day, 4 states are visible from the Skydeck! 

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel

Located at the Navy Pier, this 200 food Ferris Wheel is the perfect activity for the whole family. Overlooking the water, the views on a clear day are amazing! Also on the pier is a shopping center perfect for wandering for the day. 

Montrose Beach 

Being in the city can be chaotic, if you’re in need of a relaxing day or a getaway from the excitement, Montrose beach is the perfect place. Montrose is right outside of the city, with a short drive straight to a stress-free day. 

Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field is the classic Cubs baseball field. Built in 1926, Wrigley Field is in the middle of a residential area, with no parking lot. Sticking to its old-school roots, Wrigley Field has remained a must-do activity in Chicago. If you’re traveling outside of baseball season, Wrigley Field tours are also available! These give another perspective into the history of the field itself.  

 

All in all, Chicago is a great place to visit. With its many different attractions and activities, it is not limited to these 5 things to do, although these are pretty great. Chicago has a little bit of everything and all sorts of things to do, meaning that this could be your perfect vacation.