Category: Around Cities

Fun at 14,000 feet:  My first skydiving experience

Fun at 14,000 feet: My first skydiving experience

Looking for an adventure between trips, I decided to try skydiving near Chicago. Here’s what it was like.

August 6, 2015 | 38 Comments More
Visiting Lake Bled, Slovenia

Visiting Lake Bled, Slovenia

What it was like to return to the scenic alpine resort after 13 years.

September 13, 2014 | 27 Comments More
Ziplining in Wisconsin with Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

Ziplining in Wisconsin with Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

I used to associate ziplining with New Zealand, Costa Rica, and other “bucket list” destinations for adventure sports. Surprised to learn that you could zip in Lake Geneva, a laid-back resort town near Chicago, I was eager to do it.

April 11, 2014 | 33 Comments More
Discovering Baja California Wine Country, Mexico

Discovering Baja California Wine Country, Mexico

The oldest winery on Baja’s Wine Route dates back to the late 19th century. Nowadays, the growing region has over 50 producers of all sizes. Here’s a look at the wine country and three of its wineries.

January 15, 2013 | 38 Comments More
5 winery picks in Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country

5 winery picks in Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country

California’s wine country of Napa and Sonoma deservedly receives national and international attention. However, the United States has more noteworthy wine-producing regions, including one off the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan.

July 25, 2012 | 35 Comments More