Jan 29 2016
Chicago is one of the drunkest cities in the United States. Not to say people in other cities don’t drink as much. It’s just that Chicago, for several reasons, has the most, and drunkest, people. [These reasons include: bars are open until 4am (5am on Saturday); 24/7 public transportation system to take drunk people home …
Jun 30 2015
There are over a hundred different tours in the city of Chicago. For the tourist that’s looking for the best of the best, we’ve compiled a list that we believe to be the top 5 tours in Chicago. We based this list off of personal experience, guest experience, and research from other review sites. We included …
Jun 17 2015
Hostels are like snowflakes, every one is unique. This can be both a good and bad thing. Unlike hotels, hostels are a little more flexible when it comes to keeping up with certain industry standards. This means while one hostel provides towels and bedding the next one will supply you with nothing. At Urban Holiday …
Jun 11 2015
Experienced travelers who’ve stayed in their fair share of hostels know all about the travelers you’re going to hear about on this post. No matter where you are in the world, you’ll come across certain types of travelers that have become a “traveling stereotype”. Our hostel is no exception to this rule and this post is …
Jun 04 2015
A hostel is a lot like a mini village. There is a sense of community amongst many hostel goers. The veteran travelers of the world have picked up on a certain code of conduct when it comes to shared living space. They are the “pros” of hostels. Many learned the hard way what it means …
May 28 2015
Each week we will feature a post about what’s going around town during the upcoming weekend. From big festivals to conventions, we’re going to cover it all. This weekend is going to be a fun one as one the events is right by Urban Holiday Lofts. Let’s get started.
Do Division Street Fest – Hosted in …
May 20 2015
This just in everyone, Urban Holiday lofts earned the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! What does that mean besides us being excellent? TripAdvisor states that the Certificate of Excellence is “is awarded to properties that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.” That means all of the guests that stayed with us over the past …
Jan 24 2015
We decided we hated the Grateful Dead long before we ever heard the Grateful Dead.
This was for a variety of reasons: (a) our friends’ dads liked the Grateful Dead; (b) the entirely of our teenage years were spent exclusively listening to punk music; (c) the insufferable negative connotations associated with the band (airheaded solipsism, boomer …
Dec 22 2014
We started think it would never happen. Back in October, when we found out our nearest train stop was going to be closed for nine weeks, it seemed so distant that we didn’t know what to make of it.
Would civilization even still exist that far into the future?
Would artificial intelligence advance to the level where …
Nov 29 2014
In honor of Laura Jane Grace playing a scaled down show December 30th at nearby rock n’ roll slop house (and venue of our favorite scene from High Fidelity), the Double Door, we’re ranking all of Against Me!’s full length studio albums from great to greatest.
6. White Crosses
In many ways this was the album the broke …