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  COVID California, Puerto Rico off Chicago's travel advisory list; others return

On Sept. 22, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) took one state and one territory—California and Puerto Rico—off its weekly COVID-19 Travel Advisory, while Connecticut and the District of Columbia returned to the advisory. The ...


 
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  TRAVEL Local hotels make Travel + Leisure's 'Best' lists

Hotels in Chicago were among those honored in Travel + Leisure's annual best-of lists, with readers serving as voters. ...


 
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  Get Out! LGBTQ travelers show how to travel safely this fall

By Ed Salvato, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association

Just when we thought it was safe to hit the road, we were walloped by the Delta variant, the latest plot twist in the 18-month-and-counting pandemic story. The surprising data that fully vaccinated people could transmit ...


 
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  Pride Journey: Colorado Springs

Did you know that Colorado Springs is also known as Olympic City U.S.A.? Neither did I. Not only is the city home to the U.S. Olympic Training Center, but Colorado Springs recently celebrated the grand opening ...


 
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  The U.S. of Gay

Must sees and dos for out-and-proud wanderlusters

51 ab-fab road-trip destinations and pit stops—one in each state and the District of Columbia—that are must sees and dos for out-and-proud wanderlusters There are a million things to love about traveling the United States—from our ...


 
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  COVID Chicago adds four states to travel advisory

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) most recently added four states—Colorado, Maryland, Nebraska and South Dakota—to its weekly COVID-19 Travel Advisory. There are now 43 states and two territories ...


 
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  COVID Chicago adds 12 states to travel advisory

Chicago added 12 states to its travel advisory on Aug. 10, recommending that unvaccinated people entering the city from those areas test negative for COVID-19 or quarantine upon arrival, according to NBC Chicago. The 12 new ...


 
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  ATTRACTIONS Chicago's First Lady offers a premium architectural tour

Recently, USA Today selected the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Chicago's First Lady cruise as the best boat tour in the country—and it's easy to see why. (By the way, it also was voted the top boat tour ...


 
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  Chicago adds five states, Puerto Rico to COVID travel advisory

On Aug. 3, Chicago added five states and Puerto Rico to its travel advisory, recommending that unvaccinated people entering the city from those areas test negative for COVID-19 or quarantine upon arrival, according to NBC Chicago. ...


 
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  Passenger claims rainbow mask was banned; airline responds

On his flight out of Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month for a 46th birthday vacation in Greece, gay West Hollywood resident Scott Schmidt donned a rainbow-colored surgical mask in order to adhere to the ...


 
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  STAYCATION 21c Museum Hotel's 'Love Is Love' package

The 21c Museum Hotel—a chain of mid-size hotels known for being in medium-sized cities such as Cincinnati, Ohio; and Louisville, Kentucky—took a leap in early 2020, opening its largest hotel here in Chicago (at 55 E. Ontario ...


 
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  Ten incredible places to visit in Armenia

Armenia is one of the most fascinating places in the world, with rich millennia-old history, ancient monuments, majestic countryside, lush highlands and much more. I just came back from this country. It was my third time ...


 
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  STAYCATION Rating The Godfrey Hotel Chicago's Pride Month package

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago (127 W. Huron St.; https://www.godfreyhotelchicago.com/) is currently offering a Pride Month hotel package for June that includes overnight accommodations, a table for two at the I/O Godfrey rooftop, a massage at the ...


 
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  Pride Journey: Palm Springs

Palm Springs is my happy place. The city and the surrounding area provide me with the perfect mix of relaxation and entertainment. Having been to Palm Springs numerous times prior to this visit, I wanted to ...


 
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  Essential tips for your COVID-free travel

COVID-19 will make travel a bit more complicated this summer. Going to Europe? Taking a cruise? Visiting Hawaii, San Juan or St. Lucia? Or maybe you are planning a road trip? The rules for traveling responsibly ...


 
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  Pritzker announces 'Time for Me to Drive' campaign to jump-start Illinois tourism

Gov. JB Pritzker joined the Illinois Office of Tourism and industry leaders to kick off "Time for Me to Drive"—a new campaign to promote the return of travel across the state. In its first new campaign ...


 
Essential-tips-for-your-COVID-free-travel

  Essential tips for your COVID-free travel

COVID-19 will make travel a bit more complicated this summer. Going to Europe? Taking a cruise? Visiting Hawaii, San Juan or St. Lucia? Or maybe you are planning a road trip? The rules for traveling responsibly ...


 
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  COVID: CDC updates domestic travel guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an update regarding domestic travel—and eased restrictions for travelers who are fully vaccinated. The CDC website stated, as of April 3: People who are fully vaccinated with ...


 
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  CDC issues mask mandate for travelers

Starting in February, travelers and commuters will be required to wear face masks on nearly all forms of public transportation as part of a sweeping new order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...


 
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  ACTIVITIES Rollin' on the river, courtesy of the Chicago Electric Boat Company

Running out of ideas regarding what to do this summer? Well, it turns out there's nothing like going down the river in a boat built for two (with social distancing). I recently cruised down the Chicago ...


 
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  TRAVEL San Antonio, a spot that defies and embraces Texas

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

San Antonio is one city that encompasses what one may think of Texas—but also extends beyond one's perceptions of the state. Yes, there are the seemingly requisite cowboy hats and (emblematic of the notion that "everything ...


 
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  WORLD Travel meeting postponed, Hong Kong ruling, African refugees, Grindr sold

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association—scheduled to take place in Milan, Italy—has been postponed to September/October because of coronavirus concerns, an organizational press release announced. The release stated, "The outbreak of ...


 
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  Make a pit stop in Indy for a gay ol' time

Approximately three hours outside of Chicago, Indianapolis, Indiana has a lot to offer travelers in terms of cuisine, history and nightlife. Start off by staying at the Conrad Hotel in Downtown Indianapolis to be centrally located ...


 
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  theWit celebrating Warhol with package

theWit Hotel, 201 N. State St., is celebrating the arrival of "Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again," the acclaimed traveling Andy Warhol exhibit that has just made its debut in Chicago—with a hotel package ...


 
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  TRAVEL Ireland, Northern Ireland: A land of rainbows

Possibly the friendliest country anywhere, Ireland is a lush, green island in the North Atlantic. The Republic of Ireland is divided in two, with Northern Ireland being a part of the United Kingdom. This splits the ...


 
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  TRAVEL Louisville: Putting a twist on Southern hospitality

The South is renowned for many things—including food and its vaunted hospitality. However, it also has been maligned for, among other things, what non-Southerners might call "backward thinking." Well, take a look at Louisville, which one ...


 
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  The Camino Project, an experiment in travel

Far removed from the constructs of your typical theater experience, Theatre Y evokes participation, both physical and emotional. The Camino Project is an experimental experience birthed from its writer, Evan Hill's and its director, his wife, ...


 
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  Event promotes LGBTQ tourism in Israel

On Aug. 8 at Goddess and the Baker, 225 N. Lasalle St., the Israel Ministry of Tourism hosted a happy hour. The most eye-catching display, perhaps, was the rainbow cake peppered with mini-Israeli flags. Next to ...


 
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  TRAVEL Driftless and daring: Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Thousands of years ago when the glaciers razed the Midwest and flattened the landscape, they left certain areas untouched, unmarred. These areas—known as the "driftless" areas—abound with lush, green, rolling ...


 
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  TRAVEL Arizona: Hot and cool

"Arizonans are like lizards." I heard this sentence while recently visiting the neighboring cities of Phoenix and Tempe—and it certainly wasn't meant to slam residents. Rather, it was a comment on the habits of people who ...


 
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  Gay tourism group cancels Ethopian trip after death threats

Dan Ware, the owner of Chicago-based Toto Tours—which has a mostly gay clientele—has cancelled an October trip to Ethiopia after receiving death threats from people in the African country, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The "Treasures of ...


 
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  TRAVEL Portland: Something for everyone

First things first: Portland isn't nearly as granola as I thought it might be. Before visiting the Western city for the first time, I was told/warned (by various individuals) that Portland is, among other things, a ...


 
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  STAYCATION REVIEW The Langham Chicago

The Langham Chicago (330 N. Wabash St.; http://www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/chicago/) has earned plaudits from various publications, including five stars from Forbes. However, I checked out this place to see if it's really ...


 
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  NYC Pride announces World Pride opening ceremony June 26, Whoopi Goldberg to host

NEW YORK, NY, APRIL 05, 2019 — NYC Pride, the host of WorldPride 2019. Stonewall 50,formally unveiled today the location and initial talent line-up of the official Opening Ceremony of WorldPride. The Wednesday, June 26, 2019, ...


 
Illinois-Office-of-Tourism-Wins-Spartacus-Traveler-Award-for-AmazingForAll

  Illinois Office of Tourism Wins Spartacus Traveler Award for #AmazingForAll

CHICAGO— The Illinois Office of Tourism's #AmazingForAll campaign received the Spartacus Traveler Award for best LGBTQ tourism campaign during ITB Berlin, the world's leading travel trade show. Spartacus, a leading ...


 
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  STAYCATION REVIEW Swissotel

The European-themed Swissotel Chicago (323 E. Wacker Dr.; http://www.swissotel.com/) brands itself as a luxury hotel—one of a part of a global chain, and is the only Swissotel in the United States. But is the local hotel ...


 
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  STAYCATION REVIEW Fieldhouse Jones

River North spot Fieldhouse Jones (312 W. Chestnut St.; https://fieldhousejones.com/) is certainly unique, thanks to its loft-style rooms, pervasive sports theme and laid-back style. But is it worth your time ...


 
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  TRAVEL Philadelphia, a lot more than the Liberty Bell

Mention Philadelphia, and most people seem to think of two things: Philly steaks and history. Regarding the latter, there are so many well-known places and items, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and many more. However, ...


 
WORLD-Marriage-news-HIV-prosecution-Cuba-travel

  WORLD Marriage news, HIV prosecution, Cuba travel

The president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, on Dec. 5, reiterated her support of marriage rights for same-sex couples, The Washington Blade noted. "There's only one race in the world and that's the human ...


 
A-visit-to-the-gay-capital-of-South-Florida

  A visit to the gay capital of South Florida

Witon Manors, Florida, is perfect for a car free, carefree holiday—and it has arguably the best walkable LGBTQ village in the country. The small city is just north of Fort Lauderdale, in the southern part of ...


 
TRAVEL-Hello-Columbus-Much-more-than-a-college-town

  TRAVEL Hello, Columbus, Much more than a college town

I've had the good fortune to travel to Columbus, Ohio, a few times—and I've convinced more and more people that it's a great place to visit. Why is that? Because, despite some individuals' perceptions that The ...


 
VALUE-TRAVEL-Downtown-LA-The-citys-walkable-gayborhood-

  VALUE TRAVEL Downtown LA, The city's walkable gayborhood

Have you been to downtown LA (DTLA) lately? If not, plan on a visit soon. I hadn't and was stunned to see that the downtown core has been totally repurposed as a cool hipster hangout complete ...


 
HRC-Promotes-Workplace-Inclusion-in-Argentina-at-LGBT-Business-Tourism-Summit

  HRC Promotes Workplace Inclusion in Argentina at LGBT Business, Tourism Summit

BUENOS AIRES — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, participated in GNETWORK 360 ...


 
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  Illinois tourism office unveils sculpture at Market Days

The Illinois Office of Tourism's art installation celebrating its "Amazing for All" LGBTQ and diversity initiative was unveiled on the first day of Northalsted Market Days on Aug. 11, just south of the Addison gate in ...


 
Local-women-arrange-Italy-LGBTQ-adventures-

  Local women arrange Italy LGBTQ adventures

Chicago's Lesley Pritkin and Rosanne Cofoid are offering LGBTQ-specific adventures in Italy with unique venues for same-sex wedding celebrations and honeymoons that cater to all tastes and budgets. Said venues include tiny ...


 
VALUE-TRAVEL-Fabulous-Philadelphia-Perfect-for-a-long-weekend

  VALUE TRAVEL Fabulous Philadelphia, Perfect for a long weekend

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Bill Malcolm

Philadelphia makes for a perfect long weekend. Steeped in American history, the city is very walkable and has a great "Gayborhood" filled with lots of bars and restaurants including a great LBGTQ bookstore, Giovanni's Room. Getting ...


 
TRAVEL-Everything-comes-up-roses-in-Pasadena

  TRAVEL Everything comes up roses in Pasadena

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Pasadena is peaceful city located just 10 miles northeast of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. The name "Pasadena" comes from the Chippewa word meaning "crown of the valley," describing the area at the base ...


 
Travel-map-shows-LGBTQI-intolerance-worldwide

  Travel map shows LGBTQI intolerance worldwide

Global travel insurance provider WorldNomads.com has released a map of (in)tolerance — revealing which countries are potentially dangerous for LGBTQI travelers because of legal status and societal attitudes. The company ...


 
Chicago-women-launch-LGBTQ-travel-companies-specializing-in-same-sex-weddings-in-Italy

  Chicago women launch LGBTQ travel companies specializing in same-sex weddings in Italy

From a press release

CHICAGO, IL (JUNE2018) —To Italy lovers, Rome is the most romantic city in Europe — sorry Paris! Amid passionate residents, spectacular natural beauty, great food, and flowing wine, Italy inspires love for ...


 
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  MORE ON SULLIVAN Reminiscing about Sullivan's theater

VIEWPOINT

When I was 19 years old I was an Equity Apprentice at the Little Theatre-on-the-Square. At that time, being an apprentice was how you became a member of Actors Equity Association, the actors' and stage managers' ...


 
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  Activities in Sullivan, Boutiques, antiques, beaches and more

Sidebar to Sullivan, Illinois, a theater and a thruple thrive

From theatergoers to campers to shoppers, Sullivan caters to tourists. The Little Theatre on the Square is the marquee attraction, but there area is burgeoning with additional options. Read on for things to do and places ...


 
-VALUE-TRAVEL-Saugatuck-summer-getaway-Beaches-winery-and-more

  VALUE TRAVEL Saugatuck summer getaway: Beaches, winery and more

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan, is the only LGBTQ resort area between the Russian River in California and Provincetown in Massachusetts. The area, located just a short hop from Chicago, has something for everyone. —Where to stay: Make your ...


 
-LGBTQ-travel-conference-looks-at-sustainability

  LGBTQ travel conference looks at sustainability

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Sustainability, diversity and inclusiveness were among the themes at this years International Gay Lesbian Travel Association Conference, held May 9-12 in Toronto. This was the conference's 35th year and featured attendees from ...


 
VALUE-TRAVEL-A-weekend-getaway-to-Toronto

  VALUE TRAVEL A weekend getaway to Toronto

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Bill Malcolm

Toronto makes a perfect destination for a summer getaway, especially since your U.S. dollar is worth $1.28 Canadian. I was recently there for the International Gay and Lesbian Tourism Association (IGLTA) meeting and found lots to ...


 
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  Illinois Tourism Announces New Frank Lloyd Wright Trail in Illinois

From a press release

Chicago, IL — The Illinois Office of Tourism kicks off National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) May 6-12 by unveiling a new Frank Lloyd Wright Trail in Illinois to celebrate this year's NTTW theme, "Travel Then ...


 
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  VALUE TRAVEL Wisconsin weekend a breeze

A weekend in Wisconsin is a breeze from Chicago. With six round trips daily, the journey to Milwaukee from Chicago takes just 90 minutes on Amtrak. The new Intermodal station takes one within walking distance to ...


 
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  VALUE TRAVEL Charlotte: Capital of the New South

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Have you been to Charlotte, North Carolina, lately? It's reinvented itself again as claims itself to be the capital of the "New South." It is also know as the Queen City. The booming city is a ...


 
STAYCATION-REVIEW-LondonHouse-Chicago-fabulous-but-with-a-caveat

  STAYCATION REVIEW LondonHouse Chicago, fabulous-but with a caveat

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

LondonHouse Chicago (81 E. Upper Wacker Dr.; https://londonhousechicago.com/), part of Hilton's Curio Collection, is advertised as a luxury riverfront hotel. Windy City Times lets you know if this is a ...


 
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  Chicagoan among new board members of the Int'l Gay & Lesbian Travel Assn

From a press release

Chicagoan Sandi Robinson is among those named to the 2018-2019 International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. The board includes business leaders representing seven countries and a globe-spanning array of brands. ...


 
Off-the-beaten-path-10-Illinois-hiking-spots-worth-walking

  Off the beaten path, 10 Illinois hiking spots worth walking

Illinois boasts a diverse system of state parks and recreation areas, showcasing natural features from towering cliffs to lush valleys, plant life from deep-forest pines to arid cactus, and wildlife of every shape and size. Here ...


 
VALUE-TRAVEL-Celebrate-Illinois-bicentennial-with-a-train-trip-to-Springfield

  VALUE TRAVEL Celebrate Illinois' bicentennial with a train trip to Springfield

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Illinois is turning 200 this year and what a better way to celebrate the Land of Lincoln's birthday with a trip on Amtrak to Springfield. Getting there-Springfield is a quick three-plus hours by train from Chicago. ...


 
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  STAYCATION REVIEW Ace Hotel Chicago West Loop Hotel, modern AND retro

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Ace Hotel Chicago (311 N. Morgan St.; https://www.acehotel.com/chicago), the West Loop, just opened last year. There's has been quite a bit of hype surrounding the hotel—but is it worth your hard-earned bucks? Windy City Times breaks ...


 
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  VALUE TRAVEL Washington, D.C., Cherry blossoms, presidential portraits and more

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Winter officially ends March 1 in the nation's capital but almost anytime of year is perfect for a visit—if only to see the new Presidential portrait of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle ...


 
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  Community leaders discuss LGBT travel at state confab

Illinois businesses looking to tap into the robust LGBT travel market need to look beyond the affluent "Dual-Income, No Kids" (DINK) stereotype, according to panelists at a Feb. 27 presentation. The forum—The Importance of the Evolving ...


 
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  STAYCATION REVIEW Millennium Knickerbocker, History, and a bit more

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

The Millennium Knickerbocker hotel (163 E. Walton Pl.; https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/chicago/millennium-knickerbocker-hotel-chicago/) has been open since 1927, and has entertained everyone from Al Capone to John F. Kennedy to ...


 
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  VALUE TRAVEL The other Vegas, perfect for a winter getaway

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Las Vegas is a great option for a winter getaway. With temperatures in the 70s, it is not too hot and is also very sunny and dry. There is lots to do besides gambling, seeing the shows and checking out the ...


 
State-travel-tourism-conference-in-Chicago-in-Feb

  State travel/tourism conference in Chicago in Feb.

The Illinois Governor's Conference will hold three days of high-level speakers, educational panels and key networking opportunities in early 2018 in Chicago. The 2018 Illinois Governor's Conference on Travel and Tourism will take place Feb. 26-28 ...


 
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  VALUE TRAVEL Puerto Vallarta

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a bargain LGBT winter escape holiday adventure. Entrees are seven dollars, and it's four dollars for wine. Plus, it is arguably the most gay-friendly city in North America. Think Boystown combined with ...


 
TRAVEL-Taking-in-Tennessee

  TRAVEL Taking in Tennessee

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Nashville is the capital of Tennessee that is quickly growing too big for its britches. Windy City Times took a road trip down South to narrow down some of the new travel offerings and provide a ...


 
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  TRAVEL Norfolk, Virginia: Naval-gazing--and much more

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Norfolk, Virginia has certainly changed a lot since I grew up in the Hampton Roads area (which includes such cities as Norfolk, Chesapeake, Williamsburg and Portsmouth, among others). Of course, there are some things that will ...


 
TRAVEL-A-WeHo-car-free-winter-escape

  TRAVEL A WeHo car-free winter escape

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Winter is the perferct time to visit Southern California. With temperatures in the high 60s to 70s (and everything in bloom as it is the rainy season), the area is a great respite from the dreary ...


 
Illinois-Gov-Conf-on-Travel-and-Tourism-in-Chicago

  Illinois Gov Conf. on Travel and Tourism in Chicago

The Illinois Governor's Conference on Travel and Tourism is the state's premier gathering of tourism conference. Each year, the Illinois Governor's Conference brings the state's tourism industry and marketing professionals ...


 
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  STAYCATION REVIEW Cambria hotel: Keeping guests in the Loop

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

The Cambria Chicago Loop/Theatre District hotel (32 W. Randolph St.; CambriaChicagoLoop.com) has been open for a few months, and seems to be ideally situated for travelers and theatergoers—but is this ...


 
TRAVEL-Charlestons-Southern-flair

  TRAVEL Charleston's Southern flair

"People come to Charleston, first, for its history and, second, for its food." These words were uttered by Charleston Area CVB's C. Doug Warner during a recent LGBT media trip to Charleston, South Carolina—and a recent ...


 
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  Chicago setting tourism record

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the city is on track to reach the goal of 55 million visitors annually at the end of this year—three years early, according to a press release. Chicago has been ...


 





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