We had a blast camping in Yellowstone National Park two summers ago. The combination of spectacular scenery, wild animals and geothermal features makes this one of my favorite trips we’ve ever taken. Early June was still a little chilly for tent camping, but it warmed up beautifully during the day. And by going in the shoulder season, we beat the peak summer crowds. Totally worth those freezing nights and frosty mornings! Even though we only had 4 days, I’m amazed at how much we saw. Here… Read more »

One of the best “must see” tips we got from friends was to have a drink in the Signature Lounge of the John Hancock building instead of paying the admission to the observatory. We arrived a bit before dusk, and managed to get seats right away. Once you have something to sip on, you are welcome to stay as long as you’d like. We admired the view until the sun set, which was just breathtaking.

After I parted ways with Mathieu on Sunday morning, he to run 26.2 miles, and I to crisscross the city by foot, bus and L hoping to catch a glimpse of him doing so, I wandered over to The Bean. Officially known as Cloud Gate, this sculpture is said to have been inspired by liquid mercury. As it was still very, very early, I was lucky to have the sculpture pretty much to myself and I admired it from every… Read more »

Niagara Falls is yet another highly touristic destination that I had very little desire to visit until finding myself so close to it that I couldn’t justify not visiting. And again, like with Stonehenge, I was wrong.