For those of us who live in places where winter is a burden, August signals the beginning of the end of glorious summer days and warm weather outdoor activities. Chicago, of course, is a place where summer always seems to rush right by. So here are some delights to savor in this city before the … More Savor summer in Chicago, like an insider
Here’s a little piece I wrote for the Chicago Tribune about a Chicago family taking their four-month-old baby on his first flight. They brought along gifts for fellow passengers.
Summer in Chicago is when beaches are top of mind. And it’s one of the rare world-class cities where you can spend a day on a friendly beach steps from downtown. Someone recently asked me, since I travel a lot, where my favorite beaches were. Here is a link to a story from a few … More Beaches come to mind in summer, so consider Seychelles, Curacao, Dominican Republic and Yelapa
Some of my favorite times, though, were spent on deck, sipping coffee in the morning or a gin-and-tonic in the afternoon as we sailed Lakes Huron and Erie, then passed through the Thousand Islands archipelago at the mouth of the St. Lawrence. … More Cruising the Great Lakes
The terrace on the 16th floor of Trump Tower in Chicago is pricey, but the view is worth a million dollars, so the prices didn’t really seem too high. After visiting on a sunny Wednesday afternoon in late September, one of the last days for sandals and al fresco drinks, the $30 hole in my … More Try Trump’s Terrace in Chicago for great views, spectacular setting