Tag: Travel

Your Hotel Room is Your Gym - No Excuses

Staying fit while you travel is often a task. Some hotels don’t have a gym, some charge for the gym and other times it’s just difficult to get the time to go to the gym. Bring your workout to your hotel room. All you need is you and a routine. I’ve learned for a quick... Read more »


The weekend getaway is a great way to rejuvenate. 48 hours of down time. A mini sabbatical if you will. The best ones are just a drive away, 3 hours or less. After all you don’t have time to waste on transportation. If you’re a city guy or gal like me go to a fab... Read more »

The Introverts Guide to Traveling

There are different travel personalities and an introvert is one of them.This is someone who is comfortable with limited social interaction. Proper planning can assure that the introvert and their travel companion will have a fantastic travel experience. Starting with the person you might travel with. Have a discussion and vet their travel personality so... Read more »

A Moment in Black History - Flight Attendants

Journalist and nurse Ruth Carol Taylor became the first African American airline flight attendant in the United States when she joined Mohawk Airlines in 1958. However it was Patricia Banks who paved the way. After graduating from Grace Downs Air Career School in 1956 pursued a career as a flight attendant and was repeatedly denied... Read more »


Being social on a trip can be an added experience and if you’re a solo traveler it can be an added companion.   Now, to some it may seem daunting to meet strangers especially in a foreign place, but it doesn’t have to. Just like anything else there’s an art to being social.   First,... Read more »

Travel Like a Celebrity

You may not have the bank account or the status of a celebrity, but you can vacation like one. If you want to make your next trip celebrity worthy do the following things. Go ahead it’s fun! Pick a destination that celebrities visit.You can stay in a modest hotel but hang out at the celebrity’s... Read more »

Keeping That New Years Resolution to Travel

It’s that time again, time for a resolution and one resolution at the top of a lot of lists is to travel more. How many times have you put travel on your list only to fail to make it happen? Here are some ways to keep that travel resolution. Be specific. Rather than just saying... Read more »

"Tiffin at The Langham"

Having afternoon tea is one of my favorite things to do.  I absolutely love the elegance of it.  Something about it makes me feel like a lady. I had my first afternoon tea experience in London many years ago at the Sheraton Knightsbridge.  I was there with a friend and my mother.  I became, I was... Read more »

Cigar Lounges and Chicago Go Hand in Hand

I am not and never have been a smoker. I really don’t like the smell of cigarette smoke; however, sometimes seeing a group of guys smoking a fine, expensive cigar is quite appealing.  I can’t imagine a mancation, and there not be a cigar and a good drink involved. There are great cigar bars,  all... Read more »

Bonnie's Eye On - Market FIT Chicago Restaurant

Hi Everyone, Those of you who listen to The Traveling Eye on HUR Voices, Sirius XM Channel 141 and/or The Talk of Chicago 1690 WVON, are familiar with my BONNIE’S EYE ON segment.  This is where I will give my take on experiences, places, and things. This past weekend, after seeing the latest Star Trek... Read more »