Chicago Magazine's Travel Issue: Midwestern Lakes that Make for a Great Summer Escape

May 16, 2011, 15:09 ET from Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From families with kids searching for a full-fledged summer vacation to solitude seekers looking for a refreshing weekend away, the June issue of Chicago magazine features lake getaways to satisfy all types of travelers.

The June issue, which hits newsstands on Thursday, highlights ten Midwestern lakes that make for a perfect summer escape. With attractions galore and accommodations that vary from rustic to refined, this special travel issue is the perfect resource for planning a summer sojourn—whether it's a six-hour drive to Elk Lake in Michigan or a two-hour trip to Lake Wandawega in Wisconsin.

"In the age of multitasking and 24-7 connectivity, a lake vacation is a great antidote to life's hurly-burly," says Shane Tritsch, managing editor of Chicago. "Our writers compiled the where-to-go and what-to-do for an ideal summer getaway—all that's left is for our readers to choose which lake is best for them."

This month's issue also features The Ken Griffin File, a close look at the billionaire founder of the Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel. Our writer scoured public documents, financial records, and other sources to help explain who the notoriously private Ken Griffin exactly is.

Elsewhere in the June issue of Chicago:

  • Business: Sanjay Khosla arrived at Kraft Foods just four years ago, charged with rethinking undeveloped global markets. Since then he has successfully translated Oreos into Chinese, making them the best-selling cookie in China.
  • Style: Breeze through security with mini multi-taskers for on-the-go beauty; travel in style with luggage from low-key to luxe.
  • Music: After almost 20 years of obsessive violinmaking and intense scientific scrutiny, Cal Meineke, a musically inclined doctor, may have finally figured out why one instrument can sound so much better than its nearly identical twin.
  • Culture: Our editors compiled a stellar summer concert preview that picks the best of the majors, the indies, the classicists, and the crossovers.

About Chicago magazine

Chicago magazine is the largest monthly city magazine in the country, with a circulation of more than 150,000. In addition, the company publishes Chicago Home + Garden magazine. Chicago magazine has been honored with many awards, including, in 2004, the most prestigious—the Ellie award for General Excellence in its circulation category, bestowed by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

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