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Birthday weekend in Paris

Birthday weekend in Paris

Walking around and sipping wine in Parisian cafés would have been enough of a celebration, but the birthday trip turned out to be much more eventful. Here’s what happened.

April 26, 2015 | 41 Comments More
Capturing birthday fun in Paris with Flytographer

Capturing birthday fun in Paris with Flytographer

What it was like to use a vacation photography service and have a shoot in the streets of Paris

April 25, 2015 | 35 Comments More

City Highlights

Coffee and desserts in Ljubljana

Coffee and desserts in Ljubljana

Where to find some of the best coffee, pastries and chocolate in Slovenia’s capital, as recommended by locals

August 9, 2014 | 41 Comments More
Casual eats in Krakow

Casual eats in Krakow

Krakow-native Angelika Janosz lists her favorite spots around town where you can “sit, drink, eat, and spend a few hours talking.” Here’s where to go for casual eats in Krakow’s Old Town and Kazimierz. neighborhood.

January 31, 2014 | 58 Comments More

Travel Musings

Impressions of Chicago from a first-time visitor

Impressions of Chicago from a first-time visitor

My niece Angelika, who lives in Poland, visited me in Chicago for the first time. Here’s what she thought.

November 2, 2014 | 47 Comments More
Back to school: French

Back to school: French

In my early teens, I lived in a French-speaking country and was on my way to becoming fluent in the language. Then I went back home and the learning stopped. It is now time to take care of the unfinished business – all thanks to travel.

December 15, 2013 | 51 Comments More

Hangouts

Hangout: Public Craft Brewing Co. in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Hangout: Public Craft Brewing Co. in Kenosha, Wisconsin

A look inside the small craft brewery downtown Kenosha, which started as a home-based operation

July 17, 2013 | 15 Comments More
Palmer House lobby Chicago: A classic (and classy) hangout

Palmer House lobby Chicago: A classic (and classy) hangout

The historic Palmer House lobby downtown Chicago is my go-to place for afternoon tea and cocktails served in an elegant setting.

February 18, 2013 | 42 Comments More

Good Reads

Good Read: Tales From the Cross by David Marcus

Good Read: Tales From the Cross by David Marcus

Adventures of an attorney and voluntary air-ambulance pilot in Africa, as he flies through the often unpredictable continent. Based on true events.

October 23, 2014 | 19 Comments More
Book Pick: The Same Sky

Book Pick: The Same Sky

The Same Sky is a travel memoir recounting a young expat’s journey through Southeast Asia in search of inner peace after a painful breakup.

March 5, 2014 | 30 Comments More

Interviews

Moving forward: Interview with American Airlines’ Chicago Vice President Franco Tedeschi

Moving forward: Interview with American Airlines’ Chicago Vice President Franco Tedeschi

AA’s Franco Tedeschi discusses the ongoing integration with US Airways and what passengers can expect from ‘new American’ in the near future.

April 30, 2015 | 34 Comments More
Interview with travel photographer and writer Lola Akinmade Åkerström: ‘Expats are keen observers’

Interview with travel photographer and writer Lola Akinmade Åkerström: ‘Expats are keen observers’

Stockholm-based travel photographer Lola Akinmade Åkerström discusses trying to “make the mundane interesting” and how being an expat affects her work.

December 4, 2014 | 38 Comments More