Musings of a Museum Fanatic

7.17.2019

Urban Adventure Quest

Urban Adventure Quest by Musings of a Museum Fanatic

A while ago while I was researching free walking tours in Chicago I came across a sort of self guided, scavenger hunt fun walking tour company call Urban Adventure Quest. I loved the idea of being able to do something totally on your own whenever you wanted. Kevin's brother Eric and his wife Becky were coming up for a casual Metra crawl with us so we all thought it would be the perfect way to start the day. 

We picked the perfect day to do it the weather was fantastic not to hot and the breezes off the river made the quest really enjoyable. We started off the tour right along the river. In my opinion there is probably not a better place to start a Chicago tour. I love the views along the river they're some of my favorites. 

Urban Adventure Quest by Musings of a Museum Fanatic

Urban Adventure Quest by Musings of a Museum Fanatic

Before you start the hunt you need to register through the website so you can pull up your account to do the hunt. Even though you can have more than one phone with the hunt pulled up we thought it would be easier to have one person with the phone reading clues. Made us stick together and figure it out instead of wandering around.

I loved how it wasn't just go here and tell me what you see. There were puzzles and problems that you needed to solve as part of the hunt. It really got our brains thinking! You really did need the notebook and pen for a couple of the questions.

Urban Adventure Quest by Musings of a Museum Fanatic

We did have some issues with the first question. It took us a little while to figure out because of the way it was phrased. There was wandering around that section of the Riverwalk for about 15 minutes because we weren't sure of the answer! Got it right in the end though. After that first question we found more of a groove and ended up only getting one of the 19 questions wrong. Heck yeah Team Glenn!

Urban Adventure Quest by Musings of a Museum Fanatic

I really enjoyed the mix of the iconic spots and the spots you sometimes pass without a second glance. There were a couple spots of the quest that we at the same stop for multiple questions. I'd have preferred to keep moving and see more sights. Or at least other highlights in the same area. After the questions it gave you stories and history of the sights you were looking at. I even learned new things about the different stops!

Urban Adventure Quest by Musings of a Museum Fanatic

I'm trying not to give away any specifics so when you do the hunt you'll enjoy it as much as we did! I really appreciate that by doing the hunt through Urban Adventure Quest we could go at our own pace. We even stopped for a snack break and picked it up after. While being competitive can be enjoyable at times since we walked several miles it was nice to go at a slower pace and not overdo it. 

Urban Adventure Quest by Musings of a Museum Fanatic

You can find Urban Adventure Quest all over the U.S. from places like Golden, CO to Washington D.C.! Some cities even have multiple quests or mini quests. It's the perfect way to get to know a new place. A regular quest is $49 for a 2-5 person team. This is a way more economical way to tour a city compared to paying that amount per person for a lot of other tours. Be sure to check out their deals section too for extra discounts 

The four of us had a blast and really enjoyed the time we spent together! 

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7.12.2019

Do People Actually Buy This?! Vol. 10

It's been several months since I last did a Do People Actually Buy This?! post. I have just been collecting more and more crazy items this spring. There have been some doozies too. 

Do People Actually Buy This?! Vol. 10 by Musings of a Museum Fanatic

Do People Actually Buy This?! Vol. 10 by Musings of a Museum Fanatic

I actually somewhat enjoy the two color sequin trend when done right. In other words on pillows and other such items that are supposed to be crazy. First off has anyone been able to wear a full sequin jacket since the 80s? I'm pretty sure they haven't. Plus the fact that there is not just one set of colors but several. It's a little much.

Do People Actually Buy This?! Vol. 10 by Musings of a Museum Fanatic

The poof trend continues in full force this summer. I thought it would have gone the way of the dodo already but alas it hasn't. These earrings would drive me bonkers I can just feel the creepy light scratch of the poof on my neck. Eeeee!

Do People Actually Buy This?! Vol. 10 by Musings of a Museum Fanatic

I saw these shoes from the front at first and thought omg gold gym shoes! There is a memory I have from high school about gold gym shoes. Then when I pulled them out to take a photo and I saw the fur on the heel like that I about died! Dead. 

Do People Actually Buy This?! Vol. 10 by Musings of a Museum Fanatic

I am all for color and color on pants too. I can't handle pants that are literally just splashed with paint. Especially at about $50 a pair. Maybe it would be better if it was one or two colors instead of the entire palette.

Do People Actually Buy This?! Vol. 10 by Musings of a Museum Fanatic

Since when should acid wash ever be back in style? That's right it should. 


There is no way that a simple photo would do this hair clip any sort of justice. It had to be a video! It reminds me of the one book that Harry Potter gets about the magical animals.  

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can also join me on InstagramTwitter, and Pinterest. In addition to life-capades and doing it for yourself, I love all things 'real life' so use the hashtag #museumfanatic on social media so I can see your beautiful unstaged life. Oh and on the top of the side bar to your right, you can follow me on Bloglovin or on social media to be alerted to each new post!