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  1. She Puts the “Inspiration” into Blossom Inspirations

    August 8, 2019

    We want to give a BIG shout out to Rosa Chang, founder and CEO of one of our most popular Fair Trade vendors, Blossom Inspirations. Because of her lifelong dedication to open water swimming as well as her dedication to creating sustainable economic opportunities for Peruvian artisans, she was asked to carry the torch for […]

  2. Fair Trade Fashion: Autumn 2019

    August 8, 2019

    The most extensive selection of Fair Trade goods in Chicagoland  Fair Trade offers a path out of poverty. Above all, it gives people who would otherwise lack opportunity a chance to hone new skills and earn a living. Therefore, we’re proud to provide a marketplace for these beautiful handicrafts, apparel, agricultural goods, and jewelry. In […]

  3. A Harvest for the Home

    August 8, 2019

    Several of the departments in our 36-room home are dedicated to making your home homey. Here are the highlights for Autumn 2019. Gardens of Inspiration Get your house and garden trick-or-treat ready with large wooden witches and stacked pumpkins, metal pumpkin harvest stakes, and of course, yoga cats! Also select from flat metal “Welcome” signs […]

  4. Oh, Baby

    August 8, 2019

    We’ve got the cutest fall fashions and toys for babies and toddlers. The Mud Pie sherpa sleep sack is just thing for keeping babies from 0-6 months snuggly & warm. We have it in pink, blue, and cream. Coming soon from babycare favorite Noodle & Boo—the Baby Laundry Essentials Gift Set. This ultra soft detergent […]

  5. Fashion Forecast: Autumn 2019

    August 8, 2019

    Since before a fashion editor for Vogue magazine attended a season preview at The Little Traveler in the 1950s, our store has been known as a must-stop fashion shop for every season. Our collection and in-house fashion experts help you stay true to your personal style while keeping up with the latest looks. 2019 Designer […]

  6. Give Your Back-to-School Traditions International Flair

    July 31, 2019

    Want to have a little fun with your back-to-school traditions? Schultüte! Don’t worry, we’re not cursing at you in another language. We’re telling you about fun German back-to-school traditions. As the inventors of kindergarten (translated: “Garden of Children”), Germans make a big deal out of kids moving on from kindergarten or preschool to a real […]

  7. Best of the Best

    July 15, 2019

    After a second round of voting in the Daily Herald’s Reader’s Choice awards, The Little Traveler was named Best of the Best in 4 categories. The Daily Herald’s readership spans a huge geographic area, pretty much the entire Chicago suburbs, so this is kind of a big deal. Thank you to everyone who voted!Congratulations are in order […]

  8. Geneva Distillery: Staycation Destination

    July 8, 2019

    That’s right—a Geneva distillery. And it’s award-winning, to boot.When you live in or near a destination town like Geneva, IL, you don’t need to travel far to find interesting things to do. Downtown Geneva is renowned for its unique shopping and dining choices, as highlighted by local blogger Basically B. But on the other side […]

  9. Mid-Century Modern Design Accents

    June 17, 2019

    Mid-Century Modern is a hot buzzword in home design right now. But what is it exactly? Let’s step back in time to find out. In the middle decades of the twentieth century, clean lines and geometric shapes combined into a simple style that eventually became known as Mid-Century Modern. It has a distinctly futuristic look.As Beth, […]

  10. CBD Legality in the Interim

    June 13, 2019

    The question of CBD legality has made a big splash in the headlines. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to find the answers. The fact is, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) itself is missing many answers. At a public hearing on May 31, 2019, FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless outlined what’s not yet known. At […]

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Meet Linda: Customer or Staff Member?

When you meet Linda Schamback at The Little Traveler, you could be meeting one of two versions: Linda the Little Traveler fan & shopper or Linda the Little Traveler fan & Clothing Gallery associate. Notice what's the same about those two versions?...

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