Prague without the crowds feature

Prague is one of the best cities in the world to visit. Prague is also one of the busiest cities in the world to visit, especially during the holiday season. But, fear not, I’ve learned how to see all the major sites AND avoid the tourist crowds of Prague! Avoiding the Tourist Crowds in …

Sonoran Desert Museum

From petroglyphs to fossilized bats to petrified poop, this is my “Perfect Day” in Tucson and the Sonoran Desert: It involves a walk along the easy Desert Loop Trail of the Tucson Desert Museum that is dotted with fossils and caves, and an easy walk along the Signal Hill Trail of the Saguaro National …

Antelope Canyon on a Road Trip from Utah to Arizona

From Zion National Park to Glen Canyon to Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and the Grand Canyon with – if you can believe it – stops in between, this is an ambitious addition to my “perfect day” series. But it is all possible in a day – a perfect day – to accomplish this amazing …

While you don’t have to be a foodie to love this day in the colorful city of Kuala Lumpur, it does involve a lot of adventurous eating – though the meals are all balanced by quite a bit of walking (so no guilt about the food consumption)!

Anyone who lives in Chicago takes pride in being fluent in neighborhood-ese, the geography, jargon, best bars and BYOBs in the diverse and distinct neighborhoods that spiral out from the city center (“the Loop”). So, I shouldn’t be surprised when another city slaps me in the face with a neighborhood that simply kicks ass. …