Shopping flea markets, vintage stores, quirky shops and fashion outlets in Illinois

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As the Style issue comes together, DIVA check out what LGBTQI-friendly destination Illinois has for bargain hunters and style gurus Discover a world-famous shopping destination as you trawl through a treasure trove of trinkets at one of the many Flea Markets in Illinois; try on pre-loved outfits at quirky vintage shops; or go big at [….]

As DIVA celebrates 25 years, the state of Illinois recently celebrated 200

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Last year, Illinois turned 200 years old. Join in on the celebrations by checking out the State’s all-year round festivals… BY ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM In the 200 years since it became a state, Illinois has been home to a countless number of people. Everyone and everything that has been built, born, and grown here [….]

ILLINOIS ♥ LGBTQ

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Travel with Pride in Illinois From fabulous nightlife to quaint retreats, Illinois greets LGBTQ travelers with trip ideas that start in Chicago’s vibrant LGBTQ neighborhoods and continue to attractions and festivals around the state. Welcome to the Neighborhood Feel right at home – even miles from home – in Chicago’s vibrant LGBTQ communities… Andersonville This [….]

Find your amazing Illinois

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Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, you’ll find it in Illinois — a destination that’s #amazingforall BY ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM Start your trip in Chicago, the large, shimmering city on the shores of Lake Michigan. In the summer, city life meets beach life thanks to Chicago’s 26 miles of publicly owned beaches, where [….]

Looking for a different way to spend Christmas this year?

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From ice skating and Christmas markets to sparkling shows on Broadway in Chicago, Illinois has got you covered (in snow) 🎄 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE   WHY NOT SPEND CHRISTMAS IN CHICAGO THIS YEAR? Have you had your fill of UK-based festivities? Looking to spend Christmas a little differently? Then the US state of Illinois, an LGBTQ+ friendly [….]

An amazing autumn getaway in Illinois 🍂

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All over Illinois, autumn transforms cities, towns, and forests into a vivid landscape of spectacular views BY ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM CLOUD GATE The breeze off Lake Michigan meets the cool, crisp air of autumn. Bits of red, yellow, and orange dapple the trees lining the Chicago streets or climbing the bluffs of a riverside [….]