Tag Archives: Chicago

Get Your Kicks On Route 66

I recently returned from an amazing road trip out West and of course began researching another driving trip immediately. In my slide down the rabbit hole of the internet, I stumbled upon this great project. America’s iconic highway Route 66 … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism + Coffee

For hopeless bibliophiles and coffee addicts like me there’s no place better to while away the hours than a bookshop with its own café. One of my all time favorites, the Housing Works Bookstore in Manhattan, is included with eight … Continue reading

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American Writers Museum Opens

On May 16th, the long-awaited American Writers Museum will open in the heart of Chicago’s tourist district. Located at 108 North Michigan Avenue, not far from the world famous Art Institute and Millennium Park, the museum features multimedia installations, permanent … Continue reading

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Holiday Train

I know that I’ve shared this before, but this year is the 25th anniversary for Chicago’s CTA Holiday Train. Every year since 1992 the Chicago Transit Authority has wrapped trains with thousands of lights and holiday decorations. They even have … Continue reading

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Van Gogh in Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago has found a very clever way to promote their upcoming “Van Gogh Bedrooms” exhibition (Feb. 14 to May 16). The museum has created a real life replica of the artist’s famous Bedroom at Arles painting … Continue reading

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Lurk Late

With all of the hubbub and hullabaloo about the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art planning to open in Chicago, last week’s announcement finalizing the plans for the American Writers Museum got lost in the media fog. The good news … Continue reading

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Books on the L

In order to encourage users of their system to read more, the Chicago Transit Authority will be leaving books in train cars from October 12 to 18. Riders will be able to choose from a selection of fiction and non-fiction … Continue reading

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It’s Just Common Courtesy

We’ve covered “courtesy campaigns” from public transit agencies in Tokyo, London, New York City and Paris. Now we have a peek at the new poster campaign from the Chicago Transit Authority reminding Chicago’s 1.6 million daily bus, train and subway … Continue reading

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Turn Over A New Leaf

If you read this blog on a regular basis, you probably are aware of my unnatural proclivity for all things cartographic. So it will be no surprise that I love Brooklyn-based graphic artist Andrew Martis’ brilliant leaf-inspired cartography. The poster-sized … Continue reading

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Get On Board The Holiday Train

The Chicago Transit Authority is getting into the holiday spirit again this year with the wildly popular Holiday Train!.  Santa and his elves  ride the train passing out candy canes and season’s greetings. The spectacular train is an amazing sight – during … Continue reading

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