My first trip to Europe was in 1983. A five week sojourn through seven countries took five weeks and cost me a mere nine hundred dollars, not including airfare. That amount wouldn’t last nine days today. Of course, my taste in hotels and food has changed appreciably since then. That didn’t stop me from taking […]
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The wake will be held on Monday, November 19th at Cooney Funeral Home, in Chicago. Hours are 3pm-8pm. The funeral mass will be at 10:00am on Tuesday (Nov. 20) at Immaculate Conception Church in Highland Park.
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A short five day vacation trip to Mexico is just what I needed to seek refuge from another Chicago winter. Who knew it would be a mild March, although truth be told, I did manage to miss a small snowstorm. A beer procured from an airport hawker at near US prices was ideal for the […]
Looking for a fabulous trip to undertake? With the strong dollar, Europe might be the go to place for the trip of a lifetime. In the pages that follow, you can relive a fabulous 7-day memorable Mediterranean cruise that my wife and I took in the summer of 2014 from Rome to Barcelona, with before […]
Day 1 Spent the afternoon walking around the old city and Las Ramblas. Some nice stores and liked the little artists stalls just a block away from Las Ramblas. Toured the W and had drinks up on the top floor. Fabulous views of the city at night up there. Dinner at their casual restaurant. The […]
Sand, sea, skyscrapers, along with food, in abundance, would be the most apt and description of my trip to the United Arab Emirates. This just completed journey gave me a glimpse into two vibrant, bustling, metropolises. Their efforts to diversify from dependence on oil revenues, seems to be paying dividends. But first, a little geography […]