You’re not ready for winter yet. Neither is Chicago, and autumn is the best time of the year to visit the Windy City. There are fewer crowds, there’s less humidity and the fall colors provide the perfect dressing to this majestic and fascinating town. When I arrive to a new place for the first time, I like starting off with a get-acquainted tour with a city’s finest features. In Chicago, that means architecture, food, shopping, great museums and sports.
Part museum, part education, part art, part science, part R&D – and 100 percent fun. That's the Exploratorium, one of San Francisco's top museums for science, art, and human perception. With 600 explore-for-yourself exhibits, the Exploratorium gives children and adults alike countless opportunities to learn through active exploration, play and fun. read more »
As the scorching Texas summer heat gives way to the bright, cool days of fall, Houstonians flock to escape the hurried schedules and already bustling school year to let off some steam in Houston’s historic Hermann Park. A recreational hub located between the Museum District, the Texas Medical Center and Rice University, Hermann Park is a celebrated community haven, welcoming tourists, residents, and families of all kinds to enjoy the many amenities within the 445 acres. While not a primary Houston attraction, there is something for every member of the family at Hermann Park. read more »
The travel industry has come a long way in just a few short years. A little over a decade ago, travel meant hopping in the family car with a glove compartment full of maps or boarding a plane for several hours, touching down at a destination with loved ones far from home, phones, and television. The question of “Does our hotel have Wi-Fi?” likely never passed a traveler’s lips -- mostly because Wi-Fi didn’t even exist. read more »
For 50-plus years, or about as long as the Space Needle has stretched to the sky high above Seattle, visitors to the Pacific Northwest have enjoyed the interactive dining adventure that is the Tillicum Village Experience, offered by Argosy Cruises. While other cities might have themed-dining establishments that offer up “real” jousting with gelatin shots, The Tillicum Village is an authentic recreation of traditions that have been passed down through the generations of the Coast Salish tribes. In fact, you might even learn a little a bit while chewing on a chunk of salmon cooked in a method thousands of years old on stakes around a fire (did you know that the namesake of Washington state’s largest city, Chief Seattle, was born here?).
San Francisco is home to such a diverse array of attractions — and subcultures — that it may be difficult to narrow down just where to go to experience a good chunk of what the city has to offer. To help you pare down your picks, here are a few fun, funky, and (slightly) freaky places to see and things to do in San Francisco. read more »
Can you list Chicago’s four major nicknames? Answer: Chi-Town, Windy City, Second City and Chicagoland. Just as there are various names for the city, Chicago is also famous for a lot of other things: history, sports, culture, academics, entertainment, and industry. And, what’s really sweet, the Twinkie was born in Chicago. read more »