Walking D.C.—Spring 2015


We, as always, walked everywhere, from our base by Thomas Square, to Georgetown, Capitol Hill, the U Street Corridor, around the Mall and Tidal Basin to some of our favorite monuments and for one of our restaurants (Rose’s Luxury, the Barracks Row section of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. [Read more …]

Charleston Historic Walking Tours

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  Walking tours are a great way to see and to learn the history of a city. This is especially true in a city like Charleston, which virtually oozes history. We spend both our mornings in the city on walking tours.   Historic Charleston Walking Tour. The material alone would [Read more …]

DC Walking Tours

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We have done guided tours of Congress, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and the Pentagon. this trip, we were looking forward to a few others–Georgetown, the State Department’s Diplomatic reception rooms, and especially the White House. We had, for the first time, submitted an application for a White House tour in plenty of [Read more …]

Lincoln Park and the Mid North

Lincoln Pk-Downtown View (2)

Lincoln Park Lincoln Park is a wonderful oasis–a huge green space lined by high-rise condos on one side and Lake Michigan beaches on the other. Although the park has plenty of open space and nice views it also has a lot to do, such as partaking in regular (weather permitting) events, such as Farmers’ Markets. [Read more …]

Exploring Chicago’s North Michigan and Near North Neighborhoods


We certainly love walking and exploring the art and architecture of downtown Chicago. But, while we typically spend most of our Chicago time in the downtown area, we lived in the Lincoln Park midtown neighborhood (roughly 1600 to 3200 north) and spend much time in, and usually stay in hotels near North Michigan Avenue (roughly [Read more …]