April 20, 2015

The Highline offers a soul charging experience for walkers through the Chelsea and the West Village. An old elevated train line was converted into a public park and walking thoroughfare. Simple as...
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October 14, 2014

Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime! (Bill Owen) That’s a little harsh. Beer is one of the oldest prepared beverages and may have been instrumental in the...
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October 7, 2014

If you have a second day to explore San Francisco, hop in a vehicle and get to the Golden Gate Bridge. Actually, I'm a little embarrassed that I didn't visit on day number one. The Golden Gate Bridge...
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September 29, 2014

A few weeks ago I attended a meeting in downtown San Francisco. Of course I was pleased to participate in the meeting, but I was equally interested in visiting San Francisco for the first time. A...
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May 29, 2014

Batten the hatches! Roll out the cannon! Swab, load, fire! The sailors on the USS Constitution, a.k.a. Old Ironsides, could shoot at roughly twice the rate of her British counterparts. Combined with...
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Pullman Palace Car Company Administration Building
October 22, 2013

Chicago owes its status among US cities to the railroad. In 1848, the first train chugged along five miles of track bringing two cars of wheat into town. At the time, Chicago had only about 14,000...
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October 8, 2013

Last month I traveled to France on vacation. Beyond the obvious reasons, we were really excited because we planned to stay with our former landlords. Recall that I spent six months of 2009 enjoying...
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February 18, 2013

This past weekend my wife and I took a short vacation to Galena, IL to practice our snowboarding in advance an upcoming trip to Colorado. We were encouraged by friends who recommended Chestnut...
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January 13, 2013

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Each area of the city has its own unique atmosphere, though how the vibe is interpreted can be very subjective. Over the years some neighborhoods have changed...
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January 6, 2013

Montreal’s namesake is the hill situated just west of the old quarter of the city. However, the history of the city was probably most significantly influenced by the Lachine Canal. Today, both...
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