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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 | 39 Comments More
No Ordinary Park Bench: Virgin Atlantic’s street campaign in NYC

No Ordinary Park Bench: Virgin Atlantic’s street campaign in NYC

How can an airline advertise their in-flight services and make it memorable? Virgin Atlantic took to the streets of New York City. Here’s what they did.

October 31, 2013 | 12 Comments More

City Highlights

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 | 51 Comments More
My five favorite dishes in Ecuador

My five favorite dishes in Ecuador

One of the highlights of my month-long stay in Ecuador was the food: fresh, healthy, and packed with flavor. Here are a few memorable dishes.

October 29, 2013 | 43 Comments More

On the Road

Jetting Around in a surrealist short film

Jetting Around in a surrealist short film

When a friend invited me to participate in his Halloween video, I jumped right in. I liked the idea of shooting downtown Chicago and acting for the first time since college. Here’s what it was like.

October 27, 2013 | 26 Comments More
Bridge jumping (puenting) in Baños, Ecuador

Bridge jumping (puenting) in Baños, Ecuador

The mountainous town in central Ecuador offers many adventure sports opportunities. Once I was told about puenting, I knew I had to try it. Here’s what it was like to jump of a bridge…

September 23, 2013 | 45 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 | 14 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

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
Book pick: Sihpromatum – I Grew my Boobs in China

Book pick: Sihpromatum – I Grew my Boobs in China

Sihpromatum is a young woman’s memoir of backpacking with her family through China and Mongolia. Initially an unwanted disruption of her comfortable life, the journey transforms the author into an explorer with a new perspective on the world.

May 8, 2013 | 22 Comments More

Interviews

Interview with writer Debbie Yee Lan Wong

Interview with writer Debbie Yee Lan Wong

Vancouver-native, New York City-based writer Debbie Yee Lan Wong talks about her travel memoir “The Same Sky – A Traveler’s Quest for Redemption and Peace.”

March 16, 2014 | 14 Comments More
Interview with actor and theater director Michael Patrick Thornton

Interview with actor and theater director Michael Patrick Thornton

Chicago-native Michael Patrick Thornton discusses the Gift Theater – a storefront theater company he co-founded in the neighborhood where he grew up.

December 26, 2013 | 30 Comments More

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Book giveaway: The Same Sky [Ends 3/22/2014]

Book giveaway: The Same Sky [Ends 3/22/2014]

Win a copy of “The Same Sky,” a book about a young woman’s journey through Southeast Asia in search of inner peace.

March 16, 2014 | 33 Comments More