Labor Day in Chi Town

Mid 70s, bright sun mingling with fluffy cumulus equals perfect weather for a day off.  When these moments arrive, one must get out and explore.  I reminisced about my days in Paris as I tried to mimic my routine.  It doesn’t quite work the same when you’ve got a car to park everywhere and the…

Paris: The Good and the Bad

I must caution you.  Some people may think what I am about to say is heresy.  You’ve been warned. Paris is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  There is so much to see, eat, and drink, that you could never possibly do it all.  While many of us see Paris this…

Go with a Greeter

It is nice to know that there is someone waiting for you when you arrive at a new destination.  If you plan on spending some time in a city, why not pick the brain of an expert?  The Global Greeter Network pairs a local guide with you, and a personalized tour is organized.  They consider…

Old Town Chicago

I live about 30 miles west of Chicago, yet I barely know anything about it.  Sure there was a great fire caused by Mrs. O’Leary’s cow (as legend states), and Al Capone fought the law during the prohibition era, but there is so much more.  In an effort to expand my knowledge of the third…

Canals in Photos

Water and cities make for a flattering composition.  Here are some of my favorite canal photos.