Chicago Motor Club

Chicago Motor Club

The Chicago Motor Club was once an office building used to test and rate automobiles for consumers.  Like the Consumer Report for AAA.  Today the Motor Club has been purchased and transformed ($41 million) by Hampton Inn hotel. They have done a fantastic job restoring...
Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain Buckingham Fountain, one of the largest in the world, was built in the early 1900s and was inspired by the fountains of Versailles. The fountain is said to represent Lake Michigan itself and the states that surround it. Every hour the fountain...
Giordanos Pizza

Giordanos Pizza

  Chicago is famous for a lot of things, but our top favorite has to be Chicago-style deep dish pizza!  In our opinion, you can’t find any better family pizza than Giordanos Pizza.  It just doesn’t exist!!!!  Sure there are more authentic Chicago Pizza joints, but the...
Dunns Falls

Dunns Falls

Dunn’s Falls – From a Teenager’s Viewpoint:   Dunns Falls is a 65-foot man-made waterfall that was built along with a grist mill back from the 1850’s. The falls provided a source of power for the water wheel. There is an 1857 grist mill that you can look around...
Medieval Times

Medieval Times

We recently had the opportunity to go to the Medieval Times Tournament in Atlanta, GA.  Brian and I had been before but the kids had never experienced it.  I think it was so much more entertaining with the kids.  By the end of the night, we were hoarse from screaming...
6th Street Austin

6th Street Austin

Over the years I’ve had heard a lot about Austin, Texas but had never had a chance to visit until recently. Sitting between Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Austin has been kind of an in-between city that has had to work hard over the last 60 years to compete with...
Why We Travel

Why We Travel

While we’ve always supported schooling, Mark Twain’s* quote echoes LOUDLY: “Never Let Schooling Interfere With Your Education” Both of us were raised in rural areas in the Deep South and our classroom extended from the mosquito-infested woods to the open highways....