Posts Tagged ‘ Illinois ’

Saturday snippets: 28th of July 2018

Jul 28th, 2018 | By

A new scanning system at Heathrow, Great Bridlington and Doors Open attract Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: 31st March 2018

Mar 31st, 2018 | By

An enquiry into motorway service area fuel prices, losing passports and increased visitor numbers to Paris and Greece make Adrian’s notes this week.



Saturday snippets: 9th December 2017

Dec 9th, 2017 | By

Light shows, a fast train servce in Germany and anniversaries seem to dominate Adrian’s thinking this week!



Watching bald eagles

Dec 23rd, 2015 | By

Now is the time to spread your wings, so to speak, and head for the US to see bald eagles as they congregate over winter.



New in the Great Lakes

Jul 5th, 2013 | By

Summer 2013 is shaping up to be an exciting one for the Great Lakes region. From major anniversaries that will firmly put the region on the map, to some weird and wonderful attractions and exhibitions that will appeal to many an inner fandom. There really is something for everyone…



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.