There’s no place like Chicago! The Windy City is known for more than just the weather. Chicago is also known for the number of skyscrapers it has, which is why it is also known as the city of big shoulders. The museums and theaters in Chicago are some of the greatest in the world. While there are hundreds of interesting places to visit in Chicago, below is a list of the must-see attractions for any first-time visitor to this exciting city.
Chicago is alive with spring blossoms dancing in the breeze that have been custom crafted into Tru Blooms Chicago Eau de Parfum, a signature city fragrance. Tru Fragrance, a custom fragrance development company has joined forces with the City of Chicago in a groundbreaking community initiative to beautify the city’s public green spaces, generate funds to support local nonprofits, and provide jobs for Chicago residents while creating a limited edition Chicago signature perfume.
With careful nurturing from planting to bloom to bottle, neighborhood green spaces like Grant Park, Chicago Botanic Garden and Water Tower Place have been festooned with fragrant roses, soothing lavender and sensuous violets to give Chicago’s signature fragrance a bright floral scent of a spring day in the city.
How To Sample the Delights of the Uffizi, Florencene The legendary Uffizi Gallery in Florence is considered one of the world’s oldest art museums and possesses what may be the greatest collection of Renaissance art found anywhere. The Uffizi was built in 1560 for the ruling Medici family to serve as a complex of […]
Where will you find the most fun bars in Las Vegas? Well, not all bars and restaurants in Las Vegas are created equal. Other than serving delicious drinks and food, many are offering something that others don’t – something really fun and entertaining. Some have way more fun factor than others. Here are five of […]
London has a dark and grimy side hidden beneath the cosmopolitan city and has played home to some of the most infamous criminals throughout history. A large number of these famous crime scenes are still standing and make a great place to visit for fans of the macabre. In this article I share with you […]
Can you guess the top destinations for travelers in the USA for the first quarter of 2013? Sojern, the world’s leading data-driven traveler engagement platform, recently analyzed data from more than 400 million travelers, and the results are totally of fascinating. Here’s a wonderful infographic that shows just where travelers are heading this year, the […]
One of the most rewarding aspects of barge cruising in France is that you have a chance to experience all the exotic French cuisine along your route. You can go ashore and explore fine restaurants, stop by out-of-the way cafes, and perhaps even learn a few tricks of your own. But what if the fine […]
As celebrities and the uber-rich have demand even more luxury and indulgence, the 5-star rating is no longer sufficient indication that the hotel is the best. Six-star has yet to come of age, but there are still incredible suites and rooms in the world’s most expensive hotels that command a tariff more than the average […]
Winter snowstorms getting you down? Why warm up with a little hot jazz and wine at Long Island’s 6th Annual Winterfest. For 6 consecutive weekends from February 16 to March 24, 2013, the East End of Long Island comes alive with the sound of exceptional Jazz performances enjoyed in the tasting rooms of area […]
A Family Friendly Winter Getaway to the East End of Long Island – Trip Report Winter cabin fever had settled in and our 19 month old yearned for adventure. My husband and I decided to pack up and head to the East End of Long Island for a change of scenery. Long Island Winter Fest […]
Can you guess the most popular cities in the United States for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? Well without question, nowhere on earth could possibly compare with Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day for authenticity. This year will be particularly vibrant with “The Gathering“, Ireland’s year-long heritage celebration that will stage events and festivities throughout the 2013. […]
Ah, San Francisco, city on the Bay. As I walk down Powell Street past my hotel, The Sir Francis Drake, the clang of the cable cars reminds me that I am indeed in San Francisco. What a joy to be here for the 20th anniversary of the founding of the organization Women Chefs & Restaurateurs. […]
Travel Tips for parents planning to travel to Las Vegas with their children So you’re traveling to Las Vegas… and with kids! I have some amazing tips on traveling to Las Vegas for parents. First of all, select where you are staying carefully. Las Vegas has some of the world’s best hotels. I always suggest […]
We’ll make sure you look for love in all the right places with – A Dozen Red-Hot Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Has Valentine’s Day been reduced to grabbing a box of chocolates off the store shelf and picking up a cello-wrapped bouquet of flowers at the grocery checkout line? Confess, romance has taken second […]
Choice Hotels Ascends to New Heights When Hurricane Sandy struck, no one believed there would be such devastation. True heroes rose during that time and the travel industry was put to the test. Fleeing residents were welcomed to local hotels and exceptions were made everywhere, from accepting pets to making school lunches. I found myself […]
Dining in Dallas is a wonderful treat for foodies of all description. The variety of restaurants is astounding; from homey hole-in-the-wall eateries to classy fine dining establishments. There is something for every taste and budget. Here’s our thoughts on the best places to go for great dining in Dallas: Fearing’s Restaurant Fearing’s Restaurant at Ritz-Carlton, […]
For those of you, who aren’t familiar with Brighton, allow me to provide you with a quick overview. Situated on the South Coast of England, Brighton is often referred to as London by the sea. What was once an ancient fishing village has transformed over time into a bustling seaside city, proving popular for all […]
For millions of people, New Year’s Eve means hanging out at home, watching the ball drop in New York’s Times Square to ring in the New Year. And while for some, catching the festivities on TV at home is plenty, for thousands more, there is nothing quite like being there. Getting there, though, is not […]
Spain is surrounded on three sides by water – the Atlantic Ocean, the Cantabrian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. It was conquered by the Moors who have left Spain with a fine Moorish architectural legacy. Enviably there are more beautiful cities in Spain than any other country. Spain holds a special corner in my heart […]
Disconnect, unplug and tap into your own creativity at one of the newly opened Make Meaning stores. Share the experience with your children or friends and create long lasting memories. This is a great way to have a stay-cation day together and leave with a handcrafted memento to remember it by. During a rainy weekend […]