Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ride the L!

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When it comes to getting around Chicago, it is rather easy; if you look at the layout of the city, especially from a birds-eye view, it is a neat grid of streets going in north, south, east, and west.  But …

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Set Sail Along the Esplanade!

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Along the banks of the Charles River, in the shadow of the tallest buildings in Boston, just a stone’s throw from the subway and Storrow Drive, is the Charles River Esplanade, or just The Esplanade for short.  This lengthy public …

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I Could Eat a Ton of Lamington!

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What is soft and sweet, covered in chocolate, coconut, and sometimes filled with jam?  Lamington, that’s what!  This Australian desert is a cube of sponge cake, covered in chocolate frosting, then rolled in shredded coconut, and sometimes filled with a …

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Dining Down Under in Downtown Manhattan!

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While New York City is indeed a melting pot of cultures and cuisines from around the world, there is one particular country that is widely overlooked in the culinary world: Australia. Tucked away on a little corner in Manhattan’s Lower …

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Cleveland Arcade

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  The Arcade in Cleveland, Ohio is a Victorian-era structure of two nine-story buildings, joined by a five-story arcade with a glass skylight spanning over 300 feet long.  Erected in 1890, the Arcade opened on May 31st, 1890.  Based on the interior …

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Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal

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Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal is where the Grand Lagoon meets the waters in front of Piazza San Marco.  An unrivaled location, where one has a unique opportunity to live and feel the real soul of Venice.  This little place …

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The Connaught: The Best Place on Carlos Place!

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Situated on a quiet corner in London’s posh Mayfair neighborhood lies one of the oldest and most opulent hotels in the city: The Connaught.  This five-star hotel features all the comforts of a great hotel, mixed with some old-English charm, …

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Positively Positano!

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Arguably, the most visited town on the Almalfi Coast is the town of Positano.  Located about 35 miles (57 km) from Naples, Positano offers some of the most breathtaking views of Italy and its magnificent coastline.  The town itself is …

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Anthrocon: Fur and Fun in Pittsburgh!

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If you are in the city of Pittsburgh in the month of June, and you happen to see giant, cartoonish animals walking through the city, don’t panic!  It isn’t an alien invasion, or a revolution on behalf of the cartoon …

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Richoux: British Comfort Food in a Comforting Atmosphere

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Founded in 1909, Richoux restaurants, famous for their patisserie, are open all day for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.  Such items include British comfort foods like bangers and mash, toad-in-the-hole, and English tea.  Located in four prestigious …

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