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If you're traveling to Chicago to shop, stop by The Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook.

The retail center, which hosts more than 25 million visitors per year, is hosting InBloom, billed as "a visually spectacular showcase of imaginative fiberglass sculptures and fine art pieces."

More than 30 artists and artist groups from across the country created the exhibit, which will be in the center's gardens and fountains through Aug. 21. Included are a leaping frog, a three-foot-high morning glory bench and a five-foot-tall hibiscus-shaped birdbath/fountain.

For more information , visit or call 630-573-0700.

Say I do

If the glow of the wedding of the year hasn't dimmed for you yet, has listed "The Top 20 places William and Kate go in London" in case you happen to be planning a visit.

Guys, get your hair cut at William's barber, Geo F Trumper in Curzon Street. Get the royal treatment in a mahogany paneled private cubicle.

Gals, get "The Kate" look from celebrity hairdresser Richard Ward, Kate's favorite stylist at Richard Ward Salon at 82 Duke of York Square.

Head over to Westminster Abbey, where the couple said, "I do." Royals have been taking the plunge there since 1066.

Have a drink at The Ship on the Thames. It's William's favorite watering hole, plus it serves good food.

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Great outdoors

Campgrounds linked with are promoting President Obama's proclamation of June as National Great Outdoors Month by offering 20 percent discounts on camping through June 25. Among them are Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Warrens, Wis., where visitors can participate in the park's 30th annual Wizards of Rods Car Show on Father's Day weekend. The park also features a 400-foot water slide, a lazy river and wave pool as well as an outdoor amphitheater. Visit

The hope is to build on first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative to encourage children to eat healthier foods and increase their physical activity.

You don't even need a tent. Well over half of the 3,300 privately owned and operated campgrounds, RV parks and resorts at offer rental accommodations from safari tents and teepees to cabins, luxury park model cottages, yurts and RVs. Some campgrounds even offer covered wagons, cabooses and tree houses. provides e-coupons to obtain discounts at Camping World ( and Coleman ( camping supply stores as well as RV rentals booked through El Monte RV.

Antarctic adventure

Hurtigruten's is offering a 12-day Antarctic Discovery on the deluxe expedition ship MS Fram next year.

The adventure begins and ends in Buenos Aires with stops on Antarctica and in Ushuaia, the world's most southerly port. We're talking glaciers, icebergs and penguins here.

Book by May 31 for the Jan. 3, 12 and Feb. 14 departures and the cost is $6,190 to $11,083 per person, double occupancy. Normal fares are $6,878 to $12,314. Visit or by phone 877-301-3117 for more.


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