Chicago, the gleaming and stylish city on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan is always a pleasure to visit. A walk along its tree-lined streets, beautiful wide avenues and manicured parks never fail to impress. The ‘city of big shoulders’ is known for many things, but, one of its most acclaimed features is its architecture. Chicago is after all the birthplace of the modern skyscraper
Christmas in the USA is a time to celebrate and enjoy the festive season with family and friends, reflecting on the year that was with hopes of joy for the future. For some, this special season is a time to travel and explore, discovering the many ways Christmas is celebrated around the world. Here we look at the ten best places to spend Christmas in the USA, where the blessings of Christmas can be celebrated and observed.
I cherish those moments travelling when you stumble upon a place that really peaks your interest, stops you dead in your tracks and makes you say ‘wow’. Cloud Gate, in Chicago, more affectionately known locally as ‘The Bean’ certainly achieved this.
On a recent visit to the States, we spent three glorious days in Chicago, Illinois. This post is a city pictorial of Chicago through the reflections ‘The Bean’. Enjoy! Read more
Today’s guest post is from Rutger Thole at Book Your Dive.
If you love scuba diving and enjoy visiting intriguing wrecks around the world, consider travelling to the Great Lakes region of North America. Those who are unfamiliar with the Great Lakes may not realise it, but these massive lakes are home to some incredible wreck dives.
Discover Chicago’s secret recipe on how to create the largest food festival in the world. With crowds of over 3 million expected this year, this gastronomic event has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1980. Savoured over four days from July 10-14, Grant Park comes alive showcasing the city’s finest food stalls, restaurants, pop up food vans and entertainment.
It’s day 5 of our 12 days of ‘where in the US would I love to spend Christmas and we’re in a city that is closer to my heart than any other. I’ve spent more time here than anywhere else in the U.S. – a city dotted with quaint neighbourhoods and cultural enclaves, great food (one of my favourites being the deep dish pizza), shopping on the Magnificent Mile and of course a Great Lakes coastline….
The home of the gay rights movement, today many American cities continue to champion the legacy set by New York in 1969. Gay pride parades are a firm fixture on the calendar – and this is your chance to celebrate diversity in all its spectacular forms, while at the same time remembering the hard-fought achievements over the past four decades.
Here are our top five American pride parades.
The LA Dodgers baseball team recently sold for $2.15 billion making it the most expensive acquisition in the history of professional sports. From the history and tradition of the game to what has become “big league” corporate business, Americans love their sport – baseball being one of the most popular. So here is a list of 5 great ballpark stadiums that baseball fans will want to visit.
Ah Chicago, home to many stars such as Oprah, Michael Jordan and Bill Murray and once unofficially ruled by the infamous mobster himself, Al Capone. Nestled on 26 miles of lakefront, today the third largest city in America is a cosmopolitan, diverse and fascinating city to explore. Here we explore some of the lesser known facts of Chicago.