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Shedd Aquarium in Chicago

We had been to Chicago several times before visiting the Shedd Aquarium, but we were glad that we finally made our way to this attraction. The aquarium hosts an amazing variety of species of both saltwater and freshwater fish and … Continue reading

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Christkindlmarket Chicago

Going to the Christkindlmarket in Chicago was definitely an enjoyable experience. This is the second Christmas market that we have attended here in the States and, although there are some differences compared to those that we experienced in Germany, they … Continue reading

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The Field Museum in Chicago

We have visited the Field Museum in Chicago a couple of times now and have enjoyed each visit. There are several static exhibits as well as several temporary exhibits, which makes revisiting very worthwhile. One of the main reasons that … Continue reading

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Unconventional Food in Chicago

We have been to Chicago several times and have eaten traditional foods such as deep dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs, and Italian beef hoagies. During our most recent trip, the temperatures averaged below 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 degrees Celsius) with … Continue reading

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Lighting the Way

Lighthouses can be quite unique and beautiful throughout the world. Obviously, they serve and important function, keeping ships from coming perilously close to shore, but they are fascinating in their own way. We have seen lighthouses in Iceland, Morocco, and … Continue reading

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Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

We love visiting Chicago, it is one of our favorite cities in the United States. For a bigger city, people are friendly and it is easy to get around, at least the downtown loop area. Obviously, there are parts of … Continue reading

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Take Time to Reflect

A lot of people spend so much time looking forward and planning their next adventure that they don’t go back and savor their past experiences. Perhaps we are fortunate since we write about the places that we have visited that … Continue reading

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Daily Post Photo Challenge – Mirror

Reflections often provide unique photo opportunities, whether playing with light or just capturing the mirror image. Probably the most common mirror image is from extremely calm water where you sometimes can’t even tell which is the water and which is … Continue reading

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Barbecue and Baseball in Chicago

We had a great time visiting Chicago over the fourth of July weekend. While many people across the country were in their backyards grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, we went to a “Ribfest” in uptown Chicago and then, the following … Continue reading

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Walking the Streets of Chicago

Keeping with the theme of Chicago, we decided to use this photo from our trip this week for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges. The streets of downtown Chicago, what is commonly called “The Loop” because it is the area inside … Continue reading

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