Travel on the Side

Down to Chicago for a daytrip to do a little shopping. We parked at Wells & Kinzie, had lunch at Ed Debevic’s – a classic diner with “sassy” waitresses, and then...

Visited Navy Pier in Chicago. Great place to view the Chicago skyline. A ride in the ferris wheel is a must-do!

I’ve ridden the Amtrak train between Bloomington/Normal, Illinois and Chicago’s Union Station plenty of times. I’ve always noticed this patriotic paint job each time I’ve passed by. Been meaning to take...

Union Station in Chicago is one of the great transportation hubs in the U.S. The next time you’re there, escape the enclosed office-like waiting rooms of the Amtrak area and venture...

Back from a daytrip up to Chicago. Took the Amtrak train from Bloomington/Normal, Illinois. First stop after leaving Union Station was the Art Institute of Chicago. After that, it was a...

Chicago is one of the great museum cities and one the greats is the Art Institute of Chicago. You could (and should!) spend a whole day there. The Art Institute has...