Where Are We Now: Lisbon, Portugal

Where Are We Now: Lisbon, Portugal

June 3rd, 2016

  • Bailey Shultz

Traveler: Bailey Disappeared from: Chicago, IL Fled to: Lisbon, Portugal Winter, Summer, Spring, or Fall: Spring – May 2016 Climate: 50°F – 60°F, sunny and warm. Although we did experience a freak rainstorm on our last day, which is very atypical for Lisbon in May. Plane, Train, or Automobile: RyanAir Flight from Porto to Lisbon, […]

Paris: The City of Light

May 20th, 2016

  • Jessica Jehorek

This post originally appeared on The Overnight Commute on April 27, 2016. Home to some of the most notable and iconic museums and architectural landmarks, the city has its way of keeping you captivated throughout your stay and will surely have you eager to return. Prime Time For Travel The climate is quite mild though can […]

Where Are We Now: Porto, Portugal

May 13th, 2016

  • Bailey Shultz

Tourist: Bailey Escaped from: Chicago, IL Voyaged to: Porto, Portugal Winter, Summer, Spring, or Fall: Spring – May 2016 Climate: Sunny and warm, a beautiful contrast from Chicago Plane, Train, or Automobile: Plane Transfer Time: ORD à EWR: 2 Hours, EWR à OPO: 7 Hours Evening Headquarters: AirBnB Rental – I’m a very budget-conscious traveler. […]

Where Are We Now: Costa Rica

March 17th, 2016

  • NHS Global Events

Tourist: Melissa Swakow Escaped from: Chicago, where the average temperatures were mild and in the mid-40s Voyaged to: Tamarindo, where even the ocean was barely a relief from the 90+ degree days, and Rincon de la Vieja, where I was unprepared for the cool high of 60’s and rain Winter, Summer, Spring, or Fall: Winter […]

Where Are We Now: Seattle, WA

February 12th, 2016

  • Laura Gebhardt

Tourist: Laura Gebhardt Escaped from: Chicago (Palatine to be exact!) Winter, Summer, Spring, or Fall: January 2016, Winter Scene: Seattle, WA Plane, Train, or Automobile: Plane Transfer Time: 4-ish hours from ORD Climate: 40-50’s, rainy with peaks of sun Place(s) of Inspection: The Sheraton Hotel, The Motif Hotel, The Fairmont Olympic Park, Hyatt Olive 8 […]

Two Off-Broadway Theaters, NYC

October 6th, 2015

  • Kate Lynch

New York City is known for “Broadway,” which is synonymous with “theatre,” especially musicals and large productions with name-brand stars. There is nothing quite like it, and the shows that make it there often travel the rest of the world–but they all have to start (originate) somewhere, and that is rarely in Times Square/On-Broadway. So […]

Local Knowledge: The Supreme Courthouse (New York County Court)

January 29th, 2015

  • Kate Lynch

The Supreme Courthouse (New York County Court) 60 Centre Street (overlooks Foley Square and was designated as a New York City Landmark in 1966). I’ve noticed a trend in NYC tourism, which follows my own interest in visiting public buildings (especially monumental or famous ones), whenever possible.  One such public treasure is usually known by […]

A Cosmopolitan Classic in South America

November 13th, 2014

  • Mark Henry

Where can you take your meeting or incentive if you’ve experienced the U.S., Europe and Asia and still want a unique and affordable site?  Buenos Aires, Argentina, offers a blend of history and modernism, a rich Spanish heritage coupled with the ambiance of Paris or Barcelona, all in a city with the vibrance and nightlife of […]

Places I’d Like to Return to…Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY

September 16th, 2014

  • Kate Lynch

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY (about 90 miles north of NYC, in the Catskills) Mohonk Mountain House is another place for people who think “old-fashioned” is a compliment–which it is! Everything about it is unique, and because there has been a resort in the same location, surrounding a deep sapphire lake, atop a forested […]

Local Knowledge–Central Park, NYC (Part 1)

June 26th, 2014

  • Kate Lynch

Local Knowledge– Central Park, NYC Central Park is aptly named, since it is now in more or less the center of Manhattan–although it was far north of the action when most of the land was set aside for a park in the 1850’s.  The person with the foresight to see Manhattan’s need for such an […]