Archive for February 2013

Reason #542 Why I'm Not Going On A Cruise

“If you could see me now, I’m stuck on this ship…” I can imagine Kathie Lee Gifford singing it now. I’ve never thought of myself as a “cruise” person. The idea of being on a boat for days at a time with nothing but open sea to look at does not interest me. Nor does... Read more »

AFAR Magazine Highlights Midwest Destinations for 2013

Who says the Midwest is just a bunch of flyover states? The March/April issue of AFAR magazine highlighted several destinations within a ¬†six-hour drive of Chicago in their All-American Travel Experiences list (on-line and in print). What made the list? Lake Charlevoix in Michigan (360 miles from Chicago) for its natural clay pools. The Museum... Read more »

Valentine's Gifts for the Travel Lovers Out There

Bonjour Travel Set Blue by Flight 001 from fab.com. This also comes in several other languages and colors and includes a passport cover, card case, and luggage tag.
With less than a week to go until February 14th, here are some gift ideas for the lovers of travel that you also happen to love. Even if you or your loved ones are not keen on the idea of Valentine’s Day, it never hurts to pick up a little something. Or maybe it will... Read more »
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The Rapping Flight Attendant Wants You to Save on Your Next Trip

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Southwest Airlines is having a great sale going on until tomorrow night. Flight prices are based on miles away from your departure city and can run as low as $49 each way. There are a few catches- no deals on Sundays, blackout dates around some holiday weekends, and you have to travel before June 8th.... Read more »

Baltimore vs. San Francisco- Part 2: Favorite Viral Video

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Hope everyone enjoyed watching the Super Bowl last night. It was a great and heart-attack inducing night for my fellow Baltimore Ravens fans. The people at Fizz did a wonderful job hosting our motley crew for the longest Super Bowl ever (a 30+ minute blackout will do that). There’s a lot of talk about favorite... Read more »

Root for the home team!

Root for the home team!
Hey Chicagoans- Are you part of the Baltimore or San Francisco diaspora? Then get out there with your bretheren and support your team! Ravens fans will be descending on Fizz (3220 N Lincoln Ave.), the official bar of the Ravens Meetup Group. I’ve been going here throughout the season and it’s sure to be a... Read more »
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San Francisco Vs. Baltimore

San Francisco Vs. Baltimore
Superbro, Harbowl, Superbaugh…whatever you want to call the big game on Sunday, I call it a battle between two cities near and dear to my heart. I grew up in the Baltimore area and have been a huge Ravens fan since they came to town in 1996. My father grew up in the San Francisco... Read more »

Checking In

Checking In
I’m really excited to be launching No Bags to Check on ChicagoNow. Welcome everyone and I hope you enjoy!