Travel Blogs from Chicago, United States

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Chicago, Chicago, United States travel blog

Chicago

A travel blog entry by dutsons

5

Talk about going from one extreme to the other. Chicago was real cold, snowing and everything but a great City though, nice to get away from the real tourist areas to be honest. Was a very pleasant surprise at just how nice this City was. Good job ...

Chicago - Tag 4/4 (prov. Titel), Chicago, United States travel blog

Chicago - Tag 4/4 (prov. Titel)

A travel blog entry by hoxito

A ...

Does this sculpture make me look fat?, Chicago, United States travel blog

Does this sculpture make me look fat?

A travel blog entry by cheekymonkey

15

So we shopped all day. After all, that's why we're here! Saw some exciting stuff in between all the stores, though. The coolest attraction of the day: Millenium Park. Too much fun. What did I buy? A few items at H&M...four new CDs...and most ...

LASIK, Chicago, United States travel blog

LASIK

A travel blog entry by cmj

1

Second Sight: The big day, my moment of visual clarity. Surgery went great, and Kelly took great care of me. Aaron picked me up, and in my Valium induced stupor convinced me to come into the office with him. Ugh, should have ...

A day in the Windy City, Chicago, United States travel blog

A day in the Windy City

A travel blog entry by revelstokian

10

... had helped us so much. We had gone there to check our bags while we went to explore the city. She used to come to Chicago a lot, so she knew a lot about the city. She was just going to her favorite restaurant for breakfast so we tagged along. This was ...

Willis (Sears) Tower, Chicago, United States travel blog

Willis (Sears) Tower

A travel blog entry by mmbcross

5

When built in 1973, it was the world's tallest building. It has now dropped to fifth place. None the less, it’s still pretty impressive, with 108 floors. We pay up or US$ 15.00 and shoot up the special elevators to visit the Sky Deck. The view is ...

Cultural Activities, Chicago, United States travel blog

Cultural Activities

A travel blog entry by mmbcross

5

... to get a library card for himself, so our next call is the nearby Harold Washington Library Center, headquarters of the Chicago Public Library System. The massive building is in postmodernist style and was opened in 1991. He gets his library card while ...

Lunch, and a bit of shopping, Chicago, United States travel blog

Lunch, and a bit of shopping

A travel blog entry by mmbcross

5

We have done our cultural duty, so now its lunch time and Michael has waxing lyrical about Chicago Hot Dogs. I'm not a hot dog fan, but his description makes my mouth water. The librarian had given us the name of a famous Chicago hot dog provider. We ...

Through the Park and over the Bridge, Chicago, United States travel blog

Through the Park and over the Bridge

A travel blog entry by mmbcross

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When they moved the central library in 1991, the 100-year old neoclassical building was converted to the Chicago Cultural Centre, also known as The People's Palace. On entering, there is a grand staircase topped by a large, ornately patterned room of ...

Dinner and Fireworks, Chicago, United States travel blog

Dinner and Fireworks

A travel blog entry by mmbcross

2

... the end we return to the Magnificent Mile and search for an empty table, not an easy task as Chicagoans do not seem to have heard that the United States is in a recession. After a 45-minute wait we bag some space at Quartino’s, an excellent choice. ...

Lost in music, Chicago, United States travel blog

Lost in music

A travel blog entry by paulortw

Keen to see the 'real' Chicago, I joined the hostel outing to the Italian Festival in Little Italy. Gathering secretively in reception to meet our volunteer guide, the multi-national explorers read papers or posters while we tried to guess who else was ...

Change at Chicago, Chicago, United States travel blog

Change at Chicago

A travel blog entry by getawaygang

2

Landed in USA. Lined up for fingerprints and photos at US immigration. Cleared Customs. After a further hour's wait, changed to local flight for link to Las Vegas. This time it was regular economy, and slightly cramped. Richard, nmeanwhile was ...

Departure, Chicago, United States travel blog

Departure

A travel blog entry by sofiagalan

... ready to leave though. As we started to move I felt really sad but iIwas glad I didn't leave empty handed. I came back to chicago with a tan , tons of pictures, and a lot of souveniers for my family.I was glad to be back in Chicago but I just wish ...

Biding time in the Windy City, Chicago, United States travel blog

Biding time in the Windy City

A travel blog entry by gce

... a baseball for Joe to hit and I'm hoping he'll remember that if he becomes the next Babe Ruth. I've been really impressed by Chicago so I've been looking into the work opportunities over here. If the right job came up I think I would jump at the ...

Chicago, Chicago, United States travel blog

Chicago

A travel blog entry by johnandcandice

1

... be the best way to see the most of the city in a short amount of time. Of course the whole time we were in Chicago, Candice had her eyes peeled, looking for her gal pal Opera Winfrey, but unfortunetley she didnt have any luck. We are spewing because all ...

Hey Chicago, It's Snowing, Chicago, United States travel blog

Hey Chicago, It's Snowing

A travel blog entry by molly.m.fannin

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Everything's a go.  We've 21 hours of flight ahead of us which will touch us down in Bangkok at around 3pm on December 7th. Once we land, the plan is to crash and sleep, adjust to time and then meet up with one of Saren's friends who worked at ...

day 9, Chicago, United States travel blog

day 9

A travel blog entry by rick

4

We are heading to the City of Chicago...the 9th - 11th graders are going to eat at the ESPN Zone and prepare what they are going to say to the Graduated Seniors tonight. The Seniors are going with Heidi and Rick to the 95th floor of the Hancock Building ...

Chicago, Fat Tire and Deep Deep Pan Pizzas, Chicago, United States travel blog

Chicago, Fat Tire and Deep Deep Pan Pizzas

A travel blog entry by millsontour

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... were close enough to wake us up in the morning.  We headed off for the Art Institute and reverted to Shanksie's Pony. Chicago is a small enough place to walk around quite easily and really friendly.  The Art Institute was a 'must share' for Tom ...

3 Weeks Out, Chicago, United States travel blog

3 Weeks Out

A travel blog entry by frecklesandteet

1

... make my baby legally transportable across national boarders.  Except for the fact that there are two 230 Dearborns in Chicago, and the automated appointment-maker on the passport services voicemail thingy failed to specify NORTH or SOUTH. I assumed ...

Under 12 Hours, Chicago, United States travel blog

Under 12 Hours

A travel blog entry by frecklesandteet

3

Less than 12 hours before takeoff. Just about the point where the whole thing starts to feel like maybe-not-such-an-awesome idea. It's hard to leave everyone, and the reality we’re (if I can be bold enough to speak for us both) now confronted with ...

Wild Departure from Chicago, Chicago, United States travel blog

Wild Departure from Chicago

A travel blog entry by wareameye

4

Thursday, October 12, 2006 Wild Departure from Chicago Dear Readers: Time to launch another exciting tour! As usual, the period leading up to departure is crammed to overflowing with frenzied work, as Jonathan and I manage to create the marketing ...

Chicago-On-Sea, Chicago, United States travel blog

Chicago-On-Sea

A travel blog entry by paulortw

My first experience of Chicago was Arlington House, a Youth Hostel of mixed reviews. And the first impressions weren't good, waiting behind an Aussie girl demanding a refund after only staying 1 night. However, it turned out that what the place lacked in ...

Hasta Luego Chicago, Chicago, United States travel blog

Hasta Luego Chicago

A travel blog entry by mmbcross

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... area. This strange 1869 building sticks up like a sand castle in the middle of urbanity. Just behind the tower is Hershey's Chicago. For a chocolate lover, this must be heaven. For cholesterol loaded persons like us, its hell. Anyway, we buy some ...

taking a break from the bullshit, Chicago, United States travel blog

taking a break from the bullshit

A travel blog entry by nealinthailand

6

... and have been waiting impatiently for 4 glorious days of music ever since. on the day of my flight back to the homeland (chicago) I awoke a bit early and began my hitch hiking adventure out to anchorage which is about 250 miles away through some of the ...

Hasta la Vista, USA, Chicago, United States travel blog

Hasta la Vista, USA

A travel blog entry by koppers

... plenty of time to relax before our flight (and that Konrad could watch the end of the Badger game).   The flight to Chicago was smooth and speedy -- a good start to our trip.  The longer flight from Chicago  was uneventful and then we were ...

Bike Tour, Chicago, United States travel blog

Bike Tour

A travel blog entry by ging21

4

... opinion.  My sister took me on a bike tour around Chicago.  The tour guide was very knowledgeable and proud of his Chicago town.  I saw where Oprah lived, as well as, her stores and studio.  Saw the building where Hugh Hefner used to ...

Chicago, Chicago, that toddling town, Chicago, United States travel blog

Chicago, Chicago, that toddling town

A travel blog entry by jeanrose49

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... from our sleepless night on the train.   It takes a while to visually settle into a high rise city. At first downtown Chicago seemed a mess, as if Heath Robinson tried to make a giant church organ from ugly scrap. But thanks to the bay-side setting ...

Adieu, adieu, to you and you and you..., Chicago, United States travel blog

Adieu, adieu, to you and you and you...

A travel blog entry by cheekymonkey

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Before checking out and getting on the road, we celebrated Mother's Day with a walk along the lake. My mom freaked out when we saw piles and piles of goose poop. And then we watched a helicopter land in the middle of Michigan Avenue. Just a typical ...

Navy Pier, Chicago, United States travel blog

Navy Pier

A travel blog entry by jasonpvaughn

1
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We drove from Pontoon to Chicago today and once we finally got here we took the shuttle from our hotel in Schiller Park, IL to Chicago.  We took the 'L' to Grand and went through some stores and finally made our way to Navy Pier.  It was pretty ...

Day 13 - Chicago: Aquarium and Planetarium, Chicago, United States travel blog

Day 13 - Chicago: Aquarium and Planetarium

A travel blog entry by taylorgenovese

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... Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium are located next to each other on a small peninsula overlooking a stunning view of Chicago and the Chicago Harbor. If it wasn't so hot and humid outside, waiting in the long long that was outside of Shedd ...

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