No visit to Chicago is complete without a day – at the very least – of museum hopping.
The city’s impressive collection of world-class museums are clustered along picturesque Lake Shore Drive, or are situation in other neighborhoods that are easily reached by public transportation. So, making the rounds is really quite doable.
There are...Read more
When it comes to unwinding after a long journey or an arduous day’s work, most people worldwide take a moment to pour themselves a drink to take the edge off the day’s stresses and relax.
In Finland, people are more likely to head for the sauna. Whether they go solo or with friends or coworkers, Finns rely on sauna to ease their stress, ...Read more
It’s time traveling to view Mother Nature’s annual changing of the leaves, that glorious seasonal array of color that blankets the North American landscape.
There are, of course, many places to go to see the spectacular show known as ‘fall foliage,’ but the northeast still boasts the most extraordinary displays of color for leaf ...Read more
If you’re looking for a great getaway that has a big ‘do not disturb’ sign attached to it, sign up for a seasonal repositioning cruise.
At this time of year, cruise lines are moving their ships from one shining sea to another to prepare for their winter itineraries in warm waters, and they offer passengers really good deals on voyages ...Read more
Whether you take to the skies to get to a much anticipated once in a lifetime vacation destination or flight is a required and routine component of your professional commitments, air travel is taxing on your body.
Of course, the most common complaint from travelers is jet lag. But a disrupted sleep cycle isn’t the only change your body ...Read more
Culturally sophisticated Toronto deserves its reputation as a cool urban environment that offers tourists a wide range of sizzling hot attractions. The hip Ontario capital offers wonderful museums, sports centers, great eateries, fabulous shopping and a full calendar of appealing events year round.
And, year round, regardless of prevailing ...Read more
The biggest question for tourists who are seeking an authentic Los Angeles experience is: Where do I start?
Los Angeles is the epitome of massive urban sprawl, a land and culturescape of loosely linked bordering communities, each of which has a unique history, milieu, and collection of hidden treasures for tourists to see.
If you don’t have ...Read more
You may have heard that there’s a new film, “LEGO: A Brickumentary,” documenting the history and global creative impact of the toy that so many of us played with as children, and that many of us continue to enjoy as adults.
The documentary follows LEGO’s popularity and influence around the world, but one place where you can really ...Read more
Jackie: The Adventures of a Little Boy Trying to Grow UpJohn Tammela
"Jackie..." is the story of a little boy dealing with the ups and downs of growing up in the late '30's and early 40's. Young readers will discover how youngsters spent their holidays freely in contrast to children today. Many will relate to Jackie's situation as being the youngest with 2 ...
Throughout central and eastern Finland, in the area known as the Lake District, smooth blacktop sweeps past sun-drenched fields of golden flowers and through shady patches of pine forests, Bordering the road, clusters of stalk-like fireweed blaze the rich purple hue of their flowers over the lush landscape.
A myriad of clear blue lakes - ...Read more
Labor Day, which falls on September 7 this year, isn’t a good time for a factory tour. In fact, most factories are closed to celebrate the day that honors workers who toil throughout the year to make all sorts of products that enhance daily life for millions of Americans.
But many of your favorite products with legendary brand names do offer ...Read more
Among all of Massachusetts' famously quaint colonial towns, Old Sturbridge Village offers tourists a unique opportunity to step right into history and experience the colonial lifestyle.
Old Sturbridge Village is a town that is a museum, and a museum that is a town. In fact, it's an exemplary living museum, a place where you can connect with ...Read more