Category Archives: Cities

Quintessential Black Forest towns and hiking between them

Being outdoor people, we knew that we also wanted to do hiking in the Black Forest.  Located in the southwest corner of Germany, consisting of 2,320 sq. miles or roughly the size of Delaware.  The Black Forest encompasses many small … Continue reading

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Hiking the Beautiful Italian Coast of the Cinque Terre

Along the west coast of Italy there is an area called the Cinque Terre, Italian for “five lands”, which consists of five towns built into the mountainside and are all connected by hiking trails.  Each of the five towns have … Continue reading

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Chicago – A View From Above

Two more options on the Go Chicago card were entrances to the observation decks at both the Willis Tower and the John Hancock building.  My mom and I took full advantage of this and visited both!  After spending a half … Continue reading

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Busing Between Cities

To get to Chicago, I decided to use Megabus for the first time.  I have also used Greyhound on my travels around the US. There are many benefits and disadvantages of using either but if you play your cards right, you can get a great … Continue reading

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Chicago – Free Walking Tour

One of my best finds for my trip to Chicago was a Free Walking Tour that my mom and I took. It was through the Chicago Greeter Program, where anyone staying in a Chicago Hotel is able to submit a … Continue reading

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Chicago – Family Fun

If the Museum of Science and Industry does not sound like something you and your family would be interested in, another option would be the Navy Pier.  When my Mom arrived Sunday morning at Union Station, I met up with … Continue reading

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Chicago – Musuem of Science and Industry

A short walk from the Robie House on the South Side of Chicago is the Museum of Science and Industry.  While I got there by taking the GREEN Metro line to the GARFIELD exit, it would be quite a long … Continue reading

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