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Holiday Lights Tour: A great way to experience Christmas in Chicago

The tree at the John Hancock Center is your starting desination for the Holiday Lights Tour.
If you have ever spent time around me, you know that one of my favorite pasttimes is playing tourist. Living in a city the size of Chicago, I get that opporunity quiet often. One way I take advantage of it is by utilizing the Chicago Trolley tours. No matter which tour you take, you get... Read more »

CTA Holiday Train: As festive as you can get on public transit

This was our conductor for the ride.
Anyone that knows me knows that Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love it so much, that during the Holiday Season I shed any signs of being an actual adult. I become completely focused on Santa, reindeer, lights, candy, decorations, and anything that sparkles. Being a Chicagoan that takes the CTA, I can... Read more »

Things to do in Chicago this Thanksgiving Weekend

First and foremost is the <a href="" target="_blank">Christkindlemarket Chicago</a> at Daley Plaza. This German market started in 1995, and continues to be a Chicago tradition during the holidays. Load up on ornaments and food while soaking up the amazingly authentic German feel.
Finally, it is that time of the year where everyone loads up on turkey and pie. Of course, there is only so much turkey you can eat and thanks you can give before you’ll want to get out of the house this upcoming long weekend. If you are in Chicago, and wanting to find an... Read more »

Christmas Parade Photos from the Magnificent Mile

Before the parade stepped off onto the Magnificent Mile, we were treated to Christmas Carolers at the <a href="" target="_blank">Driehaus Museum</a>.
This past weekend, I had the great pleasure of experiencing the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival for the first time. From the Festival Land activities to the street performers, the entire day was amazing. Once the parade kicked off from Oak and Michigan, the next hour was filled with so much Christmas Spirit,... Read more »

Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti opens at The Field Museum

Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti
The Field Museum is challenging people visting its’ newest exhibit to look beyong cultural sterotypes when it comes to Vodou. They are doing this through the new Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti exhibit, which is now open. “When you hear the word Vodou, do zombies, evil spells, or dolls stuck with pins come to mind? Look beyond these... Read more »

Why I read the Red Eye on the CTA

Why I read the Red Eye on the CTA
I am not going to lie, I get jealous of people who can read a book on the train and still function normally. I really, really do. I am not saying that I cannot read on the train, because I can. Unfortunately, it just normally doesn’t work out in my favor when I do. Twice now,... Read more »

Open House Chicago: Model Train Club worth a visit

Another year of Open House Chicago is in the history books. This annual event is one of my favorite things to do in Chicago, and I am glad to have participated in another year. I find that going behind-the-scenes in historic buildings, churches, and clubs is something that makes me even more proud to be a... Read more »

Pamper Yourself: Feel fantastic, look fabulous at $25 Head Shot Party

I have always said that people should live their life feeling and being fabulous. Regardless of what it takes, one should always feel completely awesome about who they are and where they are in their life. My dear friend Jetta Bates Vasilatos of Jettasetting encourages people to do the same thing. She advocates for people... Read more »

Belinda Carlisle performed my boyhood concert

Belinda Carlisle performed my boyhood concert
Growing up in a very rural town in Arkansas, there was never that much to do to occupy my time. So, like most teenage gay boys, I got lost in music. Most of that music was introduced to me by my older sisters. The Go-Go’s were always being played by them, and so I became... Read more »

Brookfield Zoo: A Photo Gallery

This big ole penguin was awesome. I loved <em>The Living Coast</em> exhibit, and the penguins were the highlight of my entire trip.
Having lived in Chicago for over a year, and the area for over 3 years, I finally decided it was time to make my way to Brookfield Zoo. Living on the north side of Chicago, I have visited the local and free Lincoln Park Zoo many times, and I have always really enjoyed it. Of course,... Read more »
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