I wasn’t sure about a guided D Day tour of the Normandy Beaches because my obsession with the history of the Second World War means I envisioned exploring Normandy on my own. I wanted to wander without a timeline through the area that I had researched, read about, and obsessively watched on Band of Brothers …

In most of the Northern Hemisphere, people are celebrating spring. For Chicago, the onset of spring simply means that we can collectively rejoice in the knowledge that the biting wind chill and sideways sleet will end…sometime in May. Probably. For me, spring always stirs a pressing need to travel to a place where I can …

When my long-distance boyfriend and I met for a weekend in New York City, I came prepared with an ambitious itinerary that would ensure we would make the most of every moment we had to explore the Big Apple. Armed and ready with the gift of a CityPASS booklet that would get us into six different …

A recent trip to New York City started out a bit gloomy as one of those mists utterly indifferent to umbrellas slowly soaked the city. But, an impromptu Museum Hack tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art warmed our small group right up as we laughed our way through two hours of just plain fun.