Note: As of mid-October 2019, tourists are not being admitted onto train street. There are ongoing efforts to reopen the famous street in a way that is safe for all involved but as of Nov. 18, 2019, train street remains closed. In America, we are used to barriers, “no entry” signs, and laws limiting …

Houseboats and Cafe's along Regent's Canal

This London itinerary is simple and fun, and it takes you through some of London’s major tourist attractions – all while avoiding the crowds. 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 the Regent’s Canal, and all …

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. …