Visiting a Literary Landmark: Chicago’s Harold Washington Library

Libraries are pillars of our communities.  Not only do libraries hold vast amounts of knowledge, but they also provide classes for adults, computers for a quick email check or resume update, blocks for kids to build imaginary cities, and other wonderful, miscellaneous things.  My local branch even provides a box for glasses donations! Libraries are…

Top 5 Bookstores to Visit in Chicago

When visiting Chicago, reading through a list of independent bookstores can be overwhelming.  Where should you go when you're visiting?  If we built an itinerary for you, we'd start with your travel destination.  Will you be visiting the south, west, or north side of Chicago?  Sticking to the loop?  You don't have to go far…

How to Choose Your Next Destination: Practical Travel Planning Tips for Readers

When you are deciding on your next trip, what are your top considerations when choosing one city over another?  Let me show you how I think about travel – and why you should consider the City of Chicago as a top destination you should visit, and soon. Consideration 1: What is your budget? There are…