Updated April 2020: As of mid-October 2019, tourists are no longer allowed to stand outside by the rails of train street. However, I’m hearing that you can go inside one of the bars lining the tracks and watch from there. Views would still be good. I recommend giving it a shot. Comment below if …

a canal walk in London

This canal walk in London is simple and fun, and it takes you through some of London’s major tourist attractions – all while avoiding the crowds and staying outdoors! Join my gal pal Mel and me on a walkabout through Baker Street and the fictional home of Sherlock Holmes, through Little Venice and along …

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. …