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Food Tasting in Chicago

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 Chicago is famous for its food. For many people, a trip to the Windy City wouldn’t be complete without a slice off deep dish pizza or a snack involving a hot dog. With this in mind, I knew that one of my missions of my trip would be to explore the city’s food offerings. Chicago Food Planet offers several daily food tours covering different areas of the city. I had actually done a tour with them years ago, so I took this opportunity to do their Near North Food and Cultural Walking Tour. This tour is designed to help get you away … Read More

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A view from the top: Chicago’s Willis Tower

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As you stand in the elevator and quickly ascend to the top of North America’s (and the Western Hemisphere’s) tallest tower, the Willis Tower elevator gives you friendly updates about which world monuments you’ve now passed: “You are now higher than the great pyramids” “You are now above the Washington Monument” One which isn’t mentioned is the Hancock Tower, which the Willis Tower handily surpasses to claim the title as the Tallest of Chicago’s two amazing vistas. (The Hancock, on the other hand, contents itself with the title of “fastest elevator.” hmmm.) But let me back up. I’m sure your asking … Read More

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Beer Tasting in Chicago

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Nothing says Chicago like Beer. Actually I made that up, but it certainly helps justify my decision to spend a day of my three day Chicago trip on a pub tour. What also helps justidy that decision is that the Chicago Beer Experience turned out to be an amazing time. You may not realize this, but the US has some wonderful craft beer. The Chicago Beer Experience covers the tasting of both famous Chicago beers as well as highlighting other craft beers from the Mid West. The tour takes visitors through three local pubs and one local beer store to … Read More

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Chicago’s Hancock Tower during a Thunderstorm

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When I woke up my first morning in Chicago, the sky was black and it was evident that a huge storm was fixin’ to roll in. (Yes, I’m using the word fixin’ now). As I looked up directions from Caroline’s apartment to downtown, Google alerts told me Illinois was under a sever thunderstorm alert. After I got over my initial confusion over why I would care about what was happening in Illinois (oh right, I am IN Illinois..Chicago is part of the Mid West… weird), I started to get excited. I love thunderstorms, especially watching them out the window and as it … Read More

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Chicago Plans

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If you follow me on facebook or twitter you know that I am heading to Chicago this weekend.  I’ve been to Chicago a few times before but I am still excited to check out some parts of the city that I haven’t been able to see in the past and to participate in some of the cities more unique activities. So what will I be up to while I’m in the Windy City? First, I’ll be touring some of Chicago’s most famous attractions starting with the Willis Tower Skydeck. Then I’ll be partnering with City Pass Chicago to see some of the other top sites … Read More

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