Tag: 2015

hiking bear mountain

hiking bear mountain

If you’re expecting to see bears during your hike, you’ll be very disappointed. Or maybe you’ll be  very relieved. Some people say it’s named as such because it resembles a sleeping bear. While it’s unclear exactly why this mountain was named as it was, what is clear is that you will definitely get some breathtaking … Continue reading hiking bear mountain

more touristy chicago things

more touristy chicago things

1. The Magnificent Mile - Chicago’s largest shopping district - 13 blocks to be exact. It’s almost like the Fifth Avenue of New York City, except the Mag Mile has got some more affordable stores peppered in here and there. For more info on the shops/restaurants they feature, check out their site. 2. Second City … Continue reading more touristy chicago things

chicago as seen from 1,450 feet up in the air

chicago as seen from 1,450 feet up in the air

Don’t worry, you’ll be completely safe. Except for the time the Skydeck cracked back in 2014, but you know, other than that, you’ll be completely safe. Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower is the second tallest tower in the United States (One World Trade Center is number 1). Its most popular feature is probably … Continue reading chicago as seen from 1,450 feet up in the air

what it’s like to almost ride your tandem bike into the chicago river

what it’s like to almost ride your tandem bike into the chicago river

It’s pretty scary. It’s sheer panic. That moment when your life flashes before your eyes. It’s the same moment you lose control of your tandem bike and you think you’re about to ride it into the unsightly green, murky waters of the Chicago river. A thousand thoughts are running through your mind but you just … Continue reading what it’s like to almost ride your tandem bike into the chicago river

how to be a tourist in chicago

how to be a tourist in chicago

Visit the Bean Take lots of pictures of, with, around, under, etc. of said Bean Or more accurately, Cloud Gate, which is what it’s actually called. This sculpture lives in Millennium Park and gives you an interesting reflection of Chicago. It’s 33 feet high, 66 feet long, 42 feet wide, and weighs 100 tons. There’s … Continue reading how to be a tourist in chicago

how to get a fantastic view of the chicago skyline

how to get a fantastic view of the chicago skyline

Two words. Navy Pier. It was built in 1916, marking 2016 as their 100th anniversary - so I’m sure there will be lots of special events to celebrate this year. It’s about a 20 minute walk from the city center. They have small shops and food court type eateries (and were building more when I … Continue reading how to get a fantastic view of the chicago skyline

i wanna rock and roll all night, and party everyday

i wanna rock and roll all night, and party everyday

Such is the life of a rockstar. Sex, drugs, alcohol, and of course rock and roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame doesn’t really give you any intel into that lifestyle. But it does tell you about the origin of rock and roll and its hall of fame inductees, and it’s equally as interesting. … Continue reading i wanna rock and roll all night, and party everyday