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18
May

American Airlines Begins Dreamliner Service Between LAX and Chicago

Qantas passengers travelling from Australia to Chicago will soon be able to fly the popular 787 Dreamliner when connecting with American Airlines at Los Angeles International Airport.

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16
Jun
Chicago Architecture Cruise - First Lady Cruises

Picture Review of Chicago River Architecture Cruise

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 fails 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
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8
Jun

Cloud Gate (The Bean) Millennium Park – Reflections of Chicago

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 »

19
May
SS Cyprus - Photo credit: The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

Ship Wrecks of the Great Lakes

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.
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15
May
Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Taste of Chicago Festival – Food, music and giant pickles!

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.
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18
Dec
Chicago Skyline from River

Day 5 – The 12 Days of ‘Where in the US would I love to spend to Christmas’

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….
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19
Aug

Top 5 American Pride Parades

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.
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16
Jun

5 Great American Baseball Parks

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.

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3
Apr
Chicago downtown

Chicago – 6 fun facts you probably didn’t know

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.

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