Posts Tagged ‘ Chicago ’

Saturday snippets: 3rd February 2018

Feb 3rd, 2018 | By

Ziplining in Ras Al Khaimah, passport price increases and learing that we are creatue of habit when travelling took Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: 20th January 2018

Jan 20th, 2018 | By
carnival in venice

The Venice Carnival and the Bayeux Tapestry are two of the news stories of the week that attracted Adrian’s attention.



Saturday snippets: 18th November 2017

Nov 18th, 2017 | By

A swathe of figures show that British visitor numbers to the Sychelles, Dominican Republic and Cyprus show that we are not cutting back yet. So campaigns by Italy, Ras al Khaimah and Chicago will be pleased that we might consider them for holidays as well.



Saturday snippets: July 22nd 2017

Jul 22nd, 2017 | By

As new security measures are introduced on flights to the US, Adrian also looks forward to the end of credit card charges whilst wondering if airfares and holidays will increase in price next year.



What’s hot: July 2017

Jul 1st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world



Commemorating the written word

May 16th, 2017 | By

Considering that we have one of the foremost literary gatherings in the world and a heritage of writers going back 1,500 years (it seems an omission that no writers museum exists comparable to that opening in Chicago today.



Saturday snippets: April 22nd 2017

Apr 22nd, 2017 | By

With a general election called, will VAT and APD charges become an issue? Adrian also looks at touriswm on the Thames, in Durham, Leeds and Chicago whilst wondering what will happen to the street vendors of Bangkok.



Saturday snippets; 4th March 2017

Mar 4th, 2017 | By
Rolling Stones exhibition poster

Canada, Croatia and Geneva all announced that more Britons were travelling there. New York expects fewer of us and Egypt seems to be trying to deter us from holidaying in the land “where it all began.”



Saturday snippets: 21st January 2017

Jan 21st, 2017 | By
hoardings at Piccadilly Circus, London

Caravans, Piccadilly Circus, playing in a steel band from Tobago and Tunisian holiday interests are some of the items catching Adrian’s eye this week.



Summer in the USA

Jul 4th, 2016 | By

From Thanksgiving to Labour Day, it’s no secret that our cousins across the pond like an excuse to celebrate, and 4th July is no exception. Independence Day is commemorated with fireworks, parades and concerts across America.



Down the tube?

Oct 21st, 2015 | By

The Night Tube dream has morphed into a nightmare, says Kaye Holland



Chicago impasse

Oct 13th, 2015 | By
The Millen ium "bean" in Chicago

This year marks the thirtieth since I first visited Chicago. Since then I must have been back over a dozen times, one of the main reasons is that there is so much for the visitor to see.



Saturday snippets: 6th June 2015

Jun 6th, 2015 | By

A few snippets from Adrian’s trip to America start his column this week before he wonders why so many of us confuse the Brighton Pavilion with the Taj Mahal.



Five low key American destinations

Jan 23rd, 2015 | By

Glendale will be getting a lot of love next week when the city hosts the 2015 Super Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium. But if you’re not a NFL aficionado, leave the Arizona city to the athletes and their fans and check out these five intriguing yet underrated US cities



Chicago’s autumn attractions

Sep 7th, 2014 | By
The Millen ium "bean" in Chicago

In the early autumn, Chicago provides a number of events for the visitor so that when you have finished wondering at the architectureand stopped shopping on the Magnificent Mile, there is always something else to see and do.



Chicago: my kind of town

Jul 26th, 2014 | By

The Windy City will, ahem, blow you away writes Kaye Holland



Saturday snippets: 19th July 2014

Jul 19th, 2014 | By
rome a city break destination

Adrian wonders why we aren’t travelling to the US but Indonesia and Croatia appeal more. From Bedfordshire to St Lucia and a beer museum in Bruges, he rounds off the smaller stories of the week.



What’s new in New York City?

May 5th, 2014 | By
montage of New York

The Big Apple has been mesmerising visitors for years. Its pleasures are eternal but the particulars of where to stay, eat and play are ever in flux. Here’s the low-down on the latest news from NYC



Wrigley turns 100

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By

The Chicago Cubs celebrate 100 years at Wrigley Field



The major US airline that behaves like a low cost one

Apr 12th, 2014 | By

It’s easy to bash BA but it’s not necessarily fair or accurate writes Kaye Holland



A sporting afternoon in Chicago

Apr 9th, 2014 | By

British sports stars should follow in the footsteps of Fergie Jenkins and Robbie Gould, says Kaye Holland



Chicago’s windy winter

Feb 6th, 2013 | By

Adrian champions Chicago, America’s second city that’s the home of Barack Obama



Oakland is on the up

May 15th, 2012 | By

The writer and poet Gertrude Stein, who was born in Oakland, once remarked about her California birthplace: “Oakland? There’s no there, there.” Fast forward to today and few would agree with Gertrude



American ‘culture’ and British visitors

Sep 8th, 2011 | By

CD-Traveller mentioned a little while ago that British visitors were returning to the US after declining numbers over the last few years. One of the reasons we go is for the appeal of its heritage, according to a study recently released by their government.



Hot topic: molecular gastronomy

Jan 22nd, 2011 | By

The menus from outer space



Why the Historic District?

Nov 26th, 2010 | By

All the guide books, all the travel articles tell you about the historic part of US cities. And, in fairness, to other world cities as well. What of the other parts? Isn’t there history there as well? They can’t all have been built yesterday. And even if they weren’t, isn’t yesterday history?
It’s one of those little things in tourism that is beginning to annoy me. Why is one part of a place designated a historic district and another isn’t?



Chicago Comes to Manchester

May 21st, 2010 | By

Remember the Route 66 competition that the Chicago and Illinois Tourist Office announced about a week ago? If you haven’t entered yet, then hurry because the first part ends this weekend. The prize is a 3 day trip to Chicago for 2 people and a hire car so you can explore some of Route 66. The website to go to, in case you’ve forgotten is www.chicagoroute66ambassador.co.uk.
Those people in Illinois, the state in which Chicago is, are working hard to persuade us to visit them. From the May bank holiday weekend for about a month , they will have taxis in Manchester emblazoned with their publicity. On a particular day each week, catch the right taxi, and your fare will be free. How do you know which day and which taxi? You don’t. It might be the same day each week but it needn’t be. It won’t be the same taxi so its no point taking the number plate. That’s as much as I could find out for you.



Adventures on Route 66

May 11th, 2010 | By

According to research carried out for the Chicago and Illinois Tourist Office, 81% of us are looking for adventurous or meaningful holidays. Whether that is right or not, the tourist office has used it to create a competition using the iconic Route 66 as its appeal. The competition is to appoint an Illinois Route 66 Ambassador to highlight the some of the tourist attractions in the state to prospective UK visitors. All you have to do is give your contact details and say in up to 150 words why you should be the ambassador.