Pizza, American Style

Pizza, American Style

Today, December 6, the Google Doodle is celebrating pizza. It was on this day in 2007 when the Neapolitan art of the pizzaiuolo was inscribed as an intangible heritage on Italy’s UNESCO list. What does that have to do with travel in the USA? Well, Ed Levine, author of Pizza: A Slice of Heaven, explains…

How to Think of Chicago

How to Think of Chicago

“Think of Chicago as a piece of music, perhaps,” he continued. “In it you can hear the thousands of years of people living here and fishing and hunting, and then bullets and axes, and the whine of machinery, and the bellowing of cattle, and the shriek of railroads, and the thud of fists and staves…

Photo of the Day: September Surfing on Lake Michigan

Photo of the Day: September Surfing on Lake Michigan

Why, yes, it is possible to surf on the Great Lakes, including Lake Michigan. But doing so means braving not-so-great weather. This week, as fall ushered in high winds and life-threatening conditions, Chicago Tribune captured the scene as surfers donned wet suits and headed out into the waves. According to Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak:…