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Touring Chicago On Foot: The Loop

Chicago: A Tourist Favorite Earlier this year TripAdvisor named Chicago the 4th most popular tourist destination in the US. Their review of the city states that it is a “…cornucopia of modern art, fine dining, cutting edge comedy, and die-hard sports fans.” A visitor or resident could spend months or even years exploring all of Chicago’s 77 distinct communities. Touring Chicago on foot is easy, inexpensive and fun!

Africa, Tanzania

African Safari, Part I – Tarangire National Park

Have you ever had the desire to see exotic birds and wildlife up close, in their natural habitat? I was fortunate enough to do just that last year when we took a nine-day safari through Tanzania. We visited several of Tanzania’s national parks, and I’ll write about many of them over time. In this post, I’ll focus on the experience we had in Tarangire National Park.

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Tranquility in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan is one of my favorite cities to visit in the world. Visitors often describe Tokyo using words like “vibrant”, “active”, “ultra-modern”, “crowded”, and so on. However, because the city is on the go around the clock, “tranquil” is a word I never thought of to describe it. However, my first visit to the Meiji Jingu Shrine showed me a place where this description is very apt.

City Guide, Europe

A Quick Tour of Amsterdam

Let’s be honest – airport layovers stink, especially on international trips. But if you’re on a trip that takes you through Amsterdam and you have more than 5 hours to spare you’re in luck! You can have some fun during your layover and take a quick tour of Amsterdam easily and inexpensively. The heart of the city is a quick train trip from the airport, and getting a taste of the city is easy. In this post we’ll give you some information on how to get into the city and what to see while you’re there.