Moving away from home is never easy, but if your home is the vibrant city of Chicago, it’s natural to feel homesick. If you’ve relocated because of work or school, you’re probably anxious to get back home to visit. Whether you’re a true Chicagoan by birth, or simply at heart, here are four things you can do until you return.
Have a Chicago-Style Pizza
Most people assume that Chicago-style pizza is deep crust. If you’re from Chicago, you know it’s actually thin, crusty and the round pie is cut into squares. Missing home is a great chance to get some friends together and show them what Chicago pizza is really all about.
Show Some Chicago Love
Showing off your favorite city isn’t always easy, but luckily there’s a Chicago souvenir shop online. Everybody will know where your heart is at with Chicago-themed hoodies, hats, tees, mugs and umbrellas. These items are also fun gifts for your best friends.
Listen to Chicago’s Music
Did you know the rock band Chicago really is from Chicago? Originally called the Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago was formed in the late 1960’s. They’ve earned numerous gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums and their music is featured in a ton of movies. If it’s been a while since you’ve listened to Chicago, indulge in a little guilty pleasure.
Start Planning a Visit
When it comes right down to it, nothing takes the place of going home. Start searching early for good deals on your trip back to Chicago. As long as you’re looking, research new and exciting restaurants to try while you’re at home.
Ease Your Sorrows
Missing your family, friends and hometown can be difficult. When that town is Chicago, it’s a big piece of your life. Luckily, you can ease your sorrows with some Chicago-themed goodies, classic music and by grabbing a few friends for a night of Chicago-style pizza.