How Chicago Jet-Setters Can Affordably Enjoy A Global Weekend

Travelers walk down the walkway between terminals at O’Hare International Airport, Monday, May 30, 2016, in Chicago.
Travelers walk down the walkway between terminals at O'Hare International Airport, Monday, May 30, 2016, in Chicago. Kiichiro Sato / AP Photo
Travelers walk down the walkway between terminals at O’Hare International Airport, Monday, May 30, 2016, in Chicago.
Travelers walk down the walkway between terminals at O'Hare International Airport, Monday, May 30, 2016, in Chicago. Kiichiro Sato / AP Photo

How Chicago Jet-Setters Can Affordably Enjoy A Global Weekend

A number of factors — like more airline competition, sluggish foreign economies, and cool travel apps — have made jet-setting a hobby that most people can enjoy, with some shrewd planning.

We talk with travel and lifestyle writer Nina Hahn. Her recent piece for Chicago magazine is “The Jet-Setters’ Guide to Weekends.”

Hahn shares a number of dream destinations you can hit with direct flights from Chicago in under eight hours. Some of her picks may surprise you!