We are very excited for our upcoming BlogHouse Chicago. The planning continues and we have so much in store for this June’s BlogHouse which promises to make it the best yet!! Besides our intensive workshops, we will be having a welcome reception, some fantastic giveaways, a travel Industry Night party at Vertigo Sky Lounge, a swanky Chicago rooftop lounge, a boat tour on the Chicago River, great food, and more surprises!



It goes without saying that the BlogHouse could not happen without the support of our sponsors.

Navigate Media Group is excited to welcome back FlipKey for its third BlogHouse, and announce our other new partners for BlogHouse Chicago 2014:

Thanks to our sponsors:

FlipKey by TripAdvisor




In-Kind Sponsors:

Vertigo Sky Lounge Skydeck_logos

Jeni_Logo    Divvy-FB-blue     chicago_electric_boat_logo

TEC_SeV-logo_white Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba  HIC Logo

choose_chi_logo Briggs&Riley Logo




A call for applications went out in early February and the response was our biggest yet. It was difficult to narrow down our selections, but in the end we selected 14 participants and are very excited to meet all of them.

BlogHouse Participants for Chicago 2014:

Francesca Mazurkiewicz TheWorkingMomsTravels.com @WorkMomTravels
Anne Lowrey ParttimeTraveler.com @anne_elizabeth
Ryan Zieman RyanZieman.com @RyanZieman
Brad Bernard  MyWanderlist.com @mywanderlist
Susan Schwartz  BestBitsWorldWide.com @BestBitsWorld
Mindi & Daryl Hirsch 2FoodTrippers.com @2foodtrippers
Jenny Marshall  AThingForWords.com @AThingForWords
Nick Huggins  NicksTravelBug.com @NicksTravelBug
Lindsay Buckley  FrugalFrolicker.com @lindsaypunk
Beth Williams BesudesuAbroad.com @besudesuabroad
Amber Hoffman  WithHusbandInTow.com @husbandintow
Chanel Brown LaViajeraMorena.com @laviajeramorena
Kristin Francis SouvenirFinder.com @souvenirfinder



This summer’s BlogHouse is being held at a gorgeous FlipKey property – a Tuscan-style, luxury villa in the heart of Lincoln Park, one of Chicago’s premier neighborhoods, just north of downtown.

  • Out Door Patio With Jacuzzi
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Elevator Service
  • Large Private Suites
  • High Speed WiFi up to 16mps
  •  6 bedrooms
  •  7 bathrooms
  •  Sleeps 20

Grand Tuscan Suite

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