Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Sauna 101

Interested in FInland, hiking and the outdoors? Well, that means there is a sauna involved somewhere along the way. So, come join us in the sauna and find out more about our next trip to Finland in 2018. 

If you know us, you know we love Finland and its’ sauna culture. Which means we look for ways to do this in our home town, Chicago. Red Square Spa has been around for decades and where local Chicagoans in the know, visit routinely. Though not a Finnish sauna, it’s pretty darn close with the end result the same – a place to relax, renew and find happiness.

Sauna entrance fee: $35. Includes towel and sandals. There are two separate areas for male and female, with a co-ed dry sauna. Option to linger in your robe and eat in the restaurant afterward.

Interested in traveling with BonViage? Here is a chance to come meet us and learn more about our upcoming trips in 2018.

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Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Huh? Peace, Hinduism & Bartlett, Illinois.

Curious about India and Hinduism in Chicago? Join me for a private small group tour of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Bartlett, Illinois.

BAPS is a spiritual and humanitarian Hindu organization dedicated to serving humanity by caring for individuals, families and society. The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Complex in Bartlett, IL is of interest to many for its’ masterpiece of ancient design and workmanship. Learn about the various facets of Hindu rites and rituals, as well as the core philosophical concepts of the religion. Afterward, we can choose to have lunch at the complex. 

Since this is a private group tour, please RSVP with a $10.00 donation via our Meet-Up Group and secure your spot. Fees contribute to the maintenance of the Meet-Up Group and future free events.

Interested in traveling with BonViage? Here is a chance to come meet us and learn more about our upcoming trips to Finland, Portugal and Morocco in 2018. (No, India is not on the list yet but, one day it will be.)

Questions? Email us at info@bonviage.com.

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Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

The Bahá’í Temple, World Peace and Essential Oils

What do the Bahá’í Temple and essential oils have in common? Come find out, when we take a private tour of the Temple to learn about its' history and commitment to peace around the world. Afterward, let's gather on the lawn to talk with Kristen Weisberg, doTERRA representative, for a practical discussion about essential oils, travel, and your well-being. Plus, learn how doTERRA's sustainable practices are making a local impact around the world.

Email us at info@bonviage.com to RSVP, and let us know you are joining! 

Interested in our upcoming trip to Finland and Estonia? Here is a chance to come meet us, ask questions and learn more. Only two spots left!
 

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Jun
3
9:30 AM09:30

Explore Volo Bog State Natural Area

Last year, we learned about our local bogs here in Illinois and Indiana. Now we are crazy about them! Soon we will be going "bog walking" in Estonia, this September. So, let's visit our own bog here, near Wauconda, Illinois.

We will meet at the parking lot at 9:30 am for a moderate pace hike along one of the most unique wetlands in all of Illinois, which hosts an unusual assortment of plants and animals. Outlying areas feature rolling hills, woods and open prairies. At 11:00 am, let's join the one hour nature tour to learn about the bog, with one of the nature center's volunteer naturalists.

Volo Bog is located in Ingleside/Wauconda, in North Illinois. We will hike and explore for 3+ hours. Then, afterward let's stop at the Bobby's Barrel Inn for lunch.

More information on: Volo Bog State Natural Area

To find out more about our upcoming bog walking trip in Estonia and Finland & Forrest Yoga Adventure, join us at this event to learn more. Or, if you just want see what a bog is about, come along! 

Email us at info@bonviage.com to RSVP, and let us know you are joining!


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May
14
12:00 PM12:00

Paddle with us at Skokie Lagoons

Let's enjoy a Sunday afternoon among nature, as we quietly paddle and coast around Skokie Lagoons by canoe or kayak. Its one of the most peaceful places in Illinois to get away. There, you will also be able to ask us about our upcoming trip in September to Finland, when we will be exploring the lovely lakes of Nuuksio National Park by canoe.

We will meet at the Tower Road parking lot for an easy paddle on the central lagoons. Rentals are available from Chicago River Paddle for $15 per hour, or you can bring your own. The Lagoons are located on the south side of Tower Rd. just west of Forest Way in Winnetka. Have your boats ready at 12:00pm. We will explore for 1-2 hours. Wear water shoes that can get wet when launching and landing. More information can be found at: Lagoons Rentals | Chicago River Canoe and Kayak OR Skokie Lagoons - Forest Preserves of Cook County

It's Mom's day so, don't let that stop you – bring her along – and enjoy! 

To find out more about our upcoming Finland & Forrest Yoga Adventure and canoe excursion in Finland, join us at this event to learn more. Or, if you just want enjoy the day with us, come along! 

Email us at info@bonviage.com to RSVP, and let us know you are joining!


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